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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 Midi-Pyrenees region (now part of the Occitanie region), in the south of France at 34 kilometres from Foix, the department capital (general information: Ascou is 683 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Ax-les-Thermes at 2 km and Montsegur at 17 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Ascou, France: places to visit and attractions

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

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


... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Ariege

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

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

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