Arques is a French commune in the Aude department in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of southern France. Surrounded by hills, Arques is situated in the valley of the river Rialsesse. The area features an artificial lake ‘Lac d’Arques’ that was created between 1967 and 1976 and a 14th century Cathar castle ‘Chateau d’Arques’.

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  1. Generic information
  2. Historic names
  3. Nearby Arques
  4. Links
  5. Aerial photography
  6. Related content

Generic information

Name Arques
Canton Limoux
Arrondissement Limoux
Department Aude
Region Languedoc-Roussillon
Country France
Elevation min 329 m
Elevation max 854 m
Elevation avg 356 m
Land area 18.53 km²

Arques, Aude (Google Maps)

Historic names


period name reference
1260 Villa de Archis Doat, 48, f. 134
1320 Per vallem de Arquis Ordonn., I, 721
1538 Arcas arch. Aude, C, rech. dioc. Narb.
1781 Arques c. dioc. Alet
Arquos vulg.

Nearby Arques

name kind distance
Rennes-les-Bains village 6 km
Sougraigne village 6 km
Rennes-le-Chateau village 9.5 km
title subject language description
Le Chateau d’Arques castle French Lots of photos and details
Château d’Argues castle English Wikipedia
Arques, Aude village English Wikipedia


Aerial photography