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 Holiday rentals in Ariege

Nestled in the heart of the Pyrenees, the Ariège is a French department of the Midi-Pyrénées region borders the departments of Haute-Garonne (31), Aude (11) and Pyrénées-Orientales (66) Languedoc Roussillon and Spain (Lleida) and Andorra.

Land of plains, mountains and lakes, the Ariege is one of the most preserved and wildest regions. As the motto says ariégeoise “it goes up, it goes down, Ariege it never flat.”
Ariege is a department not only nature but also history and culture : prehistoric caves, Cathar castles and medieval towns, Romanesque churches… Mountain and rivers offer a framework for relaxation and outdoor sports. The history of the department, bordering Catalonia and Andorra, is marked by the line of the counts of Foix and the Cathar. Evolve in its mountain scenery gives a real sense of freedom, fullness, in contact with a still wild and all of nature.

To visit

  • Lake de Montbel
  • Castle Calabre
  • Castle Foix
  • Castle Roquefixade
  • Castle Puivert
  • Castle Montségur
  • Station Ax 3 domaines
  • La bastide médiévale de Mirepoix
  • Cave Lombrives, la plus vaste d’Europe
  • Gorges de l’Aude
  • Property l’abbé Saunière
  • Village of ancient trades
  • Museum Textile horn comb
  • Park prehistory
  • Caves Mas d’Azil
  • Caves Niaux
  • Caves Lombrives
  • Gorges Frau

To see

  • La fontaine intermittente de Fontestorbes, unique phenomenon in Europe.
  • Visit a cutlery of Art à la Bastide-sur-l’Hers
  • Guided fishing in Ariège-Pyrénées
  • Guided Discovery Pays Cathare à Saint-Ferriol
  • The Palace of l’Evêque
  • Waterfall of Roquefort
  • The Butterflies of Amarante
  • Fish farming of Monferrier

To do

  • Pic du Midi : Hiking from Roquefeuil (3 h 30).
  • Gorges du Touyre :Hiking from Belloc (2 heures).
  • La Ligne Verte : Bike tour from Mirepoix (8 heures).
  • Pic de Madrès : Hiking from Roquefort-de-Sault (3 heures).
  • Montaut, du haut de son clocher : Bike tour from Montaut (45 mn).
  • Ski.
  • Guided fishing in Ariège-Pyrénées.
  • Fly fishing.
  • Rafting, hydrospeed or cano-raft on l’Aude.
  • Mountain horse ride.
  • Bathing in hot waters.
  • Crapahut aventure.
  • Ariège évasion (rafting).
  • Equestrian Center of Léran and Fougax.
  • Base Recreation of Kart’are.
  • The greenway (cycling).
  • Various hikes.