Ariège

Some of the more popular visitors attractions in the Ariege, just click on the headings to be taken to the page.

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FOIX CHATEAU

Magnificent views of the Pyrenees from this 1000 year old Chateau. Built on a rocky outcrop, it's 3 towers dominate the medieval town of Foix. Strolling through the narrow streets in the old part of Foix, you can discover a variety of excellent eating places.

TARASCON-SUR-ARIEGE

Small market town 15 kms south of Foix and gateway to the famous Route des cols. Prehistoric theme park, caves, rafting. This is the place if you are looking for adventure!

GOLF ARIEGE

Enjoy the peaceful and natural surroundings of this beautiful 18 hole golf course. Located only 12kms from Foix.

MERCUS-GARRABET

Try your hand at (cable) water skiing and wake boarding on the lake. Shady picnic spots, bar and restaurant. 15kms from Foix.

RIVIERE SOUSTERRAINE DE LABOUICHE

Located just 3kms from our house, you can take a guided boat trip on Europes longest navigable underground river. A cool way to spend an hour on a hot day.

GROTTE DU MAS D'AZIL

Great spot for a picnic or cafe stop on your bike ride. You can ride or drive through this 65 metre high, 500 metre long cave. With the sound of the river rushing alongside you, it's an experience not to miss.

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MIREPOIX

Everyone loves a visit to the medieval town of Mirepoix. It's large central square is surrounded by oak timbered galleries and picturesque half timbered houses. A multitude of cafes, restaurants and interesting shops.

THERMAL BATHS OF AX-LES-THERMES

A wonderful way to spend a couple of hours. Relax, and let the 35 degree heated water sooth those aching legs!! Tour de France stages have finished here. It’s also a great ski resort. Only a 40 minute drive away.

ANDORRA

The tiny principality of Andorra is only an hours drive from Foix. You can try riding some of the many climbs packed into this high altitude country. Great skiing in winter, downhill mountain biking in summer on the same challenging slopes. Or you can just shop duty free!!

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