Tourism - Ariège

The Ariege is a French department that is part of the Midi-Pyrénées region. It is surrounded by the Haute-Garonne, the Aude and the Pyrénées-Orientales departments as well as Spain and Andorre. Its population is 142 435 inhabitants and its capital is the city of Foix.

The department is divided from the north to the south in three parts: The plain of Ariege, located in the north of the department, which consists of plains and hills. The Pyrenees piedmont that comprises the Plantaurel mountain range and hills at less than 1000 meters high. Finally, the highland of Ariege, mainly composed of high altitude Pyrenees mountains.

The natural heritage in Ariege offers numerous activities such as hiking, mountain biking, canoeing, climbing, paragliding and many more. The historical heritage is remarkable with many castles as the Chateau de Foix, cathedrals as Saint-Antonin-de-Pamiers and Cathares vestiges as the Chateau de Monségur.

Top tourist cities in Ariège


Tourism Foix

Foix is the capital of the Ariège department, located in the Midi-Pyrenees. The city is dominated by its magnificent castle which stands on a rocky outcrop; a testimony to the glorious past of the medieval town of Foix. The city is expands its influence in this ...

Must : Château de Foix, Abbatiale Saint-Volusien


Tourism Pamiers

Pamiers capital of the Ariege, near the Pyrenees Mountains Ariègeoises, enjoys a healthy climate in a country setting. Pamiers is a vibrant and festive. It is also the hometown of musician and composer Gabriel Fauré 1845-1924 Sigths Cathédrale ...


Tourism Saint-Girons

Blottie with the foot of the Pyrenees ariégeoises, smiling it capital of Couserans stretches its picturesque streets of share and others of two tumultuous torrents come from highest from the mountains, Salat and Lez, which meet in its center. Saint-Girons, green ...