Ascou tourism and travel guide

Photo of Ascou in Ariege

Photo is of Ax-les-Thermes at 2 km from Ascou

Visit Ascou: highlights and tourist information

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Ascou is situated in the Ariege department and Occitanie region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Ascou in Occitanie.

Popular places to visit nearby include Ax-les-Thermes at 2 km and Montsegur at 17 km.

Ascou, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!



at 2 km (direction west)

A spa town since the 19th century, Ax-les-Thermes is now better known...

See Ax-les-Thermes guide


at 17 km (direction west)

In Montsegur be sure to visit the cathar castle with its lovely...

See Montsegur guide
Grotte de Lombrives

Grotte de Lombrives

Cave at 23 km (direction west-north-west)

Not the most famous caves perhaps but the Grotte de Lombrives is...

See Grotte de Lombrives guide


at 31 km (direction east-north-east), in the Aude department

Be sure to take a stroll through Quillan as part of your...

See Quillan guide
Gorges de l'Aude

Gorges de l'Aude

Scenery at 31 km (direction east-north-east), in the Aude department

The Gorges de l'Aude are a scenic highlight to explore close to...

See Gorges de l'Aude guide


at 34 km (direction north-west)

The narrow medieval streets, the imposing castle above the town and the...

See Foix guide
Chateau de Foix

Chateau de Foix

Castle at 34 km (direction north-west)

The chateau de Foix is an impressive medieval castle on a rocky...

See Chateau de Foix guide


Most Beautiful Village at 35 km (direction north-north-east)

The fortified village of Camon, listed as a 'most beautiful village of...

See Camon guide
Chateau de Puilaurens

Chateau de Puilaurens

Castle at 37 km (direction east), in the Aude department

Castle Puilaurens is a Cathar castle of France in a beautiful mountain...

See Chateau de Puilaurens guide


at 40 km (direction east-north-east), in the Aude department

A small village with lovely views, it is also the legends associating...

See Rennes-le-Chateau guide


Most Beautiful Village at 40 km (direction east), in the Pyrenees-Orientales department

The medieval streets in the heart of Mosset have helped it become...

See Mosset guide


at 41 km (direction east)

In Mirepoix it is the beautifully preserved centre of the bastide town...

See Mirepoix guide


at 43 km (direction east-north-east), in the Aude department

Rennes-les-Bains is a traditional spa town in the Aude countryside...

See Rennes-les-Bains guide


Most Beautiful Village at 44 km (direction east-south-east), in the Pyrenees-Orientales department

Villefranche-de-Conflent is a fascinating place to explore, with a fortified ancient village...

See Villefranche-de-Conflent guide

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Map of places to visit near Ascou


Markets in and near Ascou

  • Ax-les-Thermes: market Thursday - seasonal market only (2km)
  • Ax-les-Thermes: market Tuesday & Saturday (2km)
  • Belesta: market Tuesday & Thursday (21km)
  • Lavelanet: market Wednesday & Friday (24km)
  • Quillan: market Wednesday & Saturday (31km)
  • Esperaza: market Thursday & Sunday (38km)
  • Mirepoix: market Thursday & Monday (41km)
  • Aulus-les-Bains: market Sunday - seasonal market only (43km)
  • Limoux: market Friday all day (47km)
  • La Bastide-de-Serou: market Thursday (48km)

More information about Ascou, Midi-Pyrenees

Tourist attractions near Ascou, France

What to do at Ascou? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Ascou.

Heritage sites

  • Mont-Louis citadelle (Vauban fortifications) (32km)
  • Villefranche-de-Conflent enceinte / fort (Vauban fortifications) (44km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pyrenees Catalanes (30km)
  • Pyrenees Ariegeoises (47km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie (Corneilla-de-Conflent) (46km)
  • Abbaye Saint Michel de Cuixa (Codalet) (47km)
  • Abbaye Saint Martin du Canigou (Casteil) (50km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Cirque du Sisca (16km)
  • Lac des Bouillouses (20km)
  • Lac du Bouillouses (20km)
  • Fontaine Intermittente de Fontestorbes (21km)
  • Gorges de la Pierre-Lys (31km)
  • Vallée de Vicdessos (34km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale de Nyer (40km)

Geography and distances

Ascou is in the south of France at 34 kilometres from Foix, the department capital (general information: Ascou is 683 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Ascou

Canton: Ax-les-Thermes

Arrondissement: Foix

Department: Ariege

Region: Midi-Pyrenees

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 0

Distance to Ascou

from Foix (prefecture): 34 km

from Paris: 683 km

from Calais: 915 km

from Nice: 452 km

from Bordeaux: 306 km

from Strasbourg: 796 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Ascou from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Ax-les-Thermes, Caussou, Ignaux, Orgeix, Orlu, Savignac-les-Ormeaux, Sorgeat, Tignac and Vaychis.

This page in French: Visiter Ascou