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Villeneuve-lès-Montréal - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Aude

The first trace of Villeneuve back to 888. The town was then called Anulvilla and then be called Villanova and Villeneuve la Crémade because burned by Road ( deserters, forming bands of looters set fire to the village) and finally Villeneuve-lès-Montréal.

Villeneuve was built by a bourgeois Cathar from Tonneins. This is one of the 17 circular villages of the Aude.

The village is situated on the banks of Rébenty, a tributary of Fresquel amid fertile land producing vegetables, fodder, cereals and excellent table wine.

Located in the department of Aude, Canton of Montreal, Languedoc- Roussillon, Villeneuve-lès-Montréal is the common 32,329th ranking cities in France in view of its population was 264 inhabitants in 2014. This population was 6 inhabitants in 1427 and 309 inhabitants in 1846. Its inhabitants are called Villenovains and Villenovaines.

In 1207, Bernard Chevalier de Villeneuve, was one of the lay judges of the conference held in Montreal, before the papal legates, contradictorily with the Albigensian heretics. In 1529, the lord of Villeneuve was the archer chatellenie of Montreal. In 1759, Count de Lautrec, baron of States, was lord of Villeneuve-lès-Montréal. The Abbadie family, who owned the manor until the Revolution, remained owner of the castle and Villeneuve land until 1840.

The old village called " the City " is circular. He was surrounded by ditches. We are penetrated by a single door preceded by a drawbridge. He no trace of the old door. In the modern part of the village are the old feudal castle and town hall.

Geographical information

Latitude43.1803600 (N 43° 10’ 49”)
Longitude2.1104530 (E 2° 6’ 38”)
AltitudeFrom 179m to 250m
Surface area2.20 km²
Population264 inhabitants
Density119 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureCarcassonne (23 km, 28 min)
Insee code11432
IntercommunalityCC Piège Lauragais Malepère

Nearest cities & towns

Lasserre-de-Prouille2.9 km (5 min)
Brézilhac3.3 km (6 min)
Cailhavel3.5 km (6 min)
La Force4.3 km (6 min)
Montréal4.5 km (7 min)
Ferran5.4 km (10 min)
Cailhau6.5 km (9 min)
Gramazie7.7 km (9 min)
Cambieure7.8 km (8 min)
Fanjeaux7.9 km (9 min)
La Courtète8.1 km (13 min)
Belvèze-du-Razès8.2 km (10 min)
Bram8.8 km (13 min)
Fenouillet-du-Razès9 km (15 min)

Events and festivities

Local festival the first Sunday in September.


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Old House
Old House
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church Entrance and bell tower
church Entrance and bell tower
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overview, different angle
overview, different angle
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Aerial View
Aerial View
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Tuesday 17 october
Min. 16°C - Max. 23°C
Wednesday 18 october
Min. 14°C - Max. 26°C
Thursday 19 october
Min. 15°C - Max. 21°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Visit the college of Montreal 4 km.

Visit the medieval city of Carcassonne at 22 km.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Wine tasting at the Domaine Rose et Paul
Local flavoursFreeArzens (7.9 km)
Cellar tour, show and tasting at Maison Guinot
Local flavours6 € Limoux (16.9 km)
Rafting on the River Aude
Sports sensations28 € Alet-les-Bains (23 km)
Visit an Artistic Cutlery studio
Arts and CraftsFreeLa Bastide-sur-l'Hers (30 km)
Audioguide tour of Le 1900 museum, cellar and vinegar factory
Local flavours1 € to 11 € Lagrasse (43 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Visit to Saint-Hilaire Abbey
HikeEasy3h00Verzeille (18.2 km)
The Wonders of the Cathar Country
Car itineraryEasy9h00Verzeille (18.2 km)
From the city of Carcassonne to Lake La Cavayère
Cycling itineraryEasy5h00Carcassonne (20 km)
The Green Line
Mountain bike itineraryIntermediate8h00Mirepoix (22 km)
Touyre Gorges
HikeIntermediate2h00Belloc (24 km)


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