Gorges de Pierre Lys
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Gorges de Pierre Lys

Gorges de Pierre Lys - Axat/Quillan

Gorges de Pierre Lys - Axat/Quillan

Gorges de Pierre Lys - Axat/Quillan


Gorges de Pierre Lys - Axat/Quillan
 
Gorges de Pierre Lys - Axat/Quillan

South-west of Quillan the River Aude and its tributaries have carved magnificent ravines and gorges in the landscape, and over the course of thousands of years have created the fine limestone cliff scenery that we enjoy today.

Among the highlights, the road heading south from Quillan to Axat (the D117) passes through the deep Gorges de Pierre-Lys, with cliffs either side of the road stretching to 700 metres in height.

From Quillan to Axat;
Impressive passage between the cliffs.

The "Trou du Curé" recalls the memory of Father Armand Felix, vicar of St Martin Lys, who drilled with the help of his parishioners the first tunnel, a dozen yards long, in the 18th century....
  Specialities

Aude - D 117

Through the Gorges de Pierre Lys and Gorges de Saint Georges, 12 km of fast-flowing river offers you an ideal place for a wide range of activities such as rafting, kayaking, canoeing, riverboarding and tubing!

This is a rafting course like no other in the Pyrenees. Memorable rapids such as the "Triple Chute", the "Flippeurs" and the "Dessert" have made this stretch famous. The river is navigable every day from the beginning of May until the end of August (natural streams and waterfalls).

At the end of the gorges, the Aude quietens down and from Quillan to Limoux, there is 25 km of calm water, ideal for canoeing or kayaking.

Saint-Martin-Lys
1,5 km from Axat
6,4 km from Quillan
3,5 km from Belvianes-et-Cavirac
3,9 km from Quirbajou

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  Gorges de Pierre Lys - Axat/Quillan

Gorges de Pierre Lys - Axat/Quillan

Gorges de Pierre Lys - Axat/Quillan

Gorges de Pierre Lys - Axat/Quillan
  Opening Gorges de Pierre Lys - Axat/Quillan:  

- 01 January to 31 December
 
Aude Tourisme Qualité Sud de France Le Pays Cathare Axat Tourisme Vallée de l'aude et des pyrénées audoises
Equipments and Services:
 
  * Public Parking
* Individual visits
* Groups accepted
* Group unguided visits
  Sightseeing
 
- Château de Peyrepertuse
- Rennes le Château
- Château de Puilaurens
- Château de Puivert
- Château de Montségur
- Aude en Pyrénées
- Quillan
- Gincla
- Salicorne - l'Eau Salée de Sougraigne
- Géobiologie
- Pays de Couiza
- Terres-cathares
- Rennes-les-Bains
- Rennes-le-Château - Le site officiel
- Le Château d'Arques
- La Bouichère - Jardin aux Plantes parfumées
- Le Musée des Dinosaures d’Espéraza
- Saint Hilaire
- Alet les Bains
- Limoux
- The Angel Art Sanctuary
- Elevage des biches de Picarel
- Saint-Paul-de-Fenouillets
- Gorges de Galamus
- Grotte de l'Aguzou
- Carcassonne, 'La Cité'
- Carcassonne, la Bastide Saint-Louis
- Lac de la Cavayère
- Canal du Midi
- Kangaroo park
- Les Quatre Châteaux de Lastours
- L'Abbaye de Villelongue (abbaye cistercienne)
- Le Moulin à Papier de Brousses et Villaret.
- Montagne Noir
- Saissac
- Lac du Lampy
- Fanjeaux
- Monastère de Prouilhe
- Montreal
- Castelnaudary
- Bram
- L'Abbaye de Saint-Papoul
- Lac de St-Ferréol
- Lac de la Ganguise
- Labastide d'Anjou
- Toulouse
- Loisirs sportifs, Randonnées, Escalade, Canyoning
- Le seuil de Naurouze et son obélisque
- Montferrand
- Montolieu
- Caunes-Minervois
- Les Marbrières de Caunes
- Moulin de Pech Rouzaud ou de Benazeth
- Palet de Roland dolmen at Villeneuve Minervois
- Grotte de Limousis
- Le Gouffre géant de Cabrespine
- Moulin de Pech Rouzaud ou de Benazeth
- La Clape
- Terra Vinea
- Narbonne
- Musée Archéologique de Narbonne
- Horreum Romain
- Musée d'Art et d'Histoire
- Cathedrale de Saint-Just et Saint-Pasteur
- Musée Lapidaire
- Maison Natale de Charles Trenet
- Aqua Jet Narbonne
- Narbonne Plage
- Abbey of Fontfroide
- Homps
- Musée de Bizanet
- Ille-sur-Têt - Les Orgues
- Forteresse de Salses
- Les 9 Écluses de Fonséranes
- Musée National d'Ensérune
- Musée de Bizanet
- Bages
- St Pierre des Clars
- Ornaisons
- Lézignan-Corbières
- Minervois Region
- Musée des Potiers Gallo-Romains d'Amphoralis
- Montagne Noir
- Minerve
- Argens-Minervois
- Le Moulin de l'Oulibo - L’Odyssée de l’Olivier
- La Curiosité de L'Auriol (Lauriole)
- Pirat Parc - Attraction Park (Gruissan)
- Mirepoix
 

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Train touristique du pays Cathare et du Fenouillèdes

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  Gorges de Pierre Lys
 
Leisure - Caves, Gorges and Waterfalls
 
Gorges de Pierre Lys
Aude - D 117
11500 Saint-Martin-Lys

Phone +33 4.68.20.06.97
Fax +33 4.68.20.06.97

Email -
commune.stmartin. lys@wanadoo.fr

Website -
www.audecathare.fr

Rates, Methods of payment -
Child rate: Free
Adult rate: Free
 
Service:

ParkingDogs allowedBike friendly
 
Payments
 
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