Balacet tourism and travel guide

Photo of Balacet in Ariege

Photo is of Audressein at 6 km from Balacet

Visit Balacet: highlights and tourist information

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Balacet 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 Balacet in Occitanie.

Popular places to visit nearby include Audressein at 6 km and Saint-Girons at 18 km.

Balacet, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 6 km (direction north-east)

Audressein is a very small village in a picturesque river valley, visited for the...

See Audressein guide


at 18 km (direction east-north-east)

Saint-Girons is a quiet town, a perfect chance to see an unspoiled local town...

See Saint-Girons guide


Most Beautiful Village at 18 km (direction north-east)

A small village in the Natural Regional Park of the Ariege Pyrenees, Saint-Lizier is...

See Saint-Lizier guide


at 20 km (direction north-east)

The tiny village of Montjoie-en-Couserans is included because it is the start point of...

See Montjoie-en-Couserans guide


at 26 km (direction north-east)

Although tiny, the castle (and picnic area) in the centre of Tourtouse make a...

See Tourtouse guide


at 33 km (direction west-south-west), in the Haute-Garonne department

Bagneres-de-Luchon is one of the nicest of the 'belle-epoque' spa towns that developed in...

See Bagneres-de-Luchon guide


at 35 km (direction west-south-west), in the Haute-Garonne department

The small village of Martres-Tolosane is known for its faiencerie workshops...

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at 36 km (direction west-north-west), in the Haute-Garonne department

Valcabrere deserves a visit because of the very lovely roman style basilica of Saint-Just...

See Valcabrere guide


Most Beautiful Village at 37 km (direction west-north-west), in the Haute-Garonne department

2000 years ago the town of Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges had 10000 inhabitants - now it has...

See Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges guide


at 37 km (direction north-north-east), in the Haute-Garonne department

Cazeres is not a tourist town, but you might like to visit the Church...

See Cazeres guide
Col de Peyresourde

Col de Peyresourde

Scenery at 43 km (direction west), in the Hautes-Pyrenees department

The Col de Peyresourde is a mountain pass in the pyrenees, which often forms...

See Col de Peyresourde guide


at 45 km (direction north-north-east), in the Haute-Garonne department

The stroll along the river and the surrounding medieval red-brick buildings make Rieux-Volvestre an...

See Rieux-Volvestre guide


at 50 km (direction north-north-east), in the Haute-Garonne department

Ransacked as a cathar town in the 12th century, Carbonne was rebuilt as a...

See Carbonne guide
Mont d\'Astarac

Mont d'Astarac

at 60 km (direction north-west), in the Gers department

The frescoes in the village church are the highlight of your visit to Mont...

See Mont d'Astarac guide

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Markets in and near Balacet

  • Saint-Girons: market Saturday (18km)
  • Seix: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (18km)
  • Aspet: market Wednesday & Saturday (20km)
  • Salies-du-Salat: market Monday (24km)
  • Aulus-les-Bains: market Sunday - seasonal market only (31km)
  • Saint-Gaudens: market Thursday (32km)
  • Bagneres-de-Luchon: market every day - seasonal market only (33km)
  • Loures-Barousse: market Friday (34km)
  • Cazeres: market Saturday (38km)
  • La Bastide-de-Serou: market Thursday (39km)

More information about Balacet, Midi-Pyrenees

Tourist attractions near Balacet, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Montmaurin Gallo-Roman Villa (47km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pyrenees Ariegeoises (39km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Henne Morte (14km)
  • Cirque d'Anglade (25km)
  • Cirque des Crabioules (40km)
  • Vallée de Vicdessos (43km)
  • Lac d'Oo (43km)
  • Gorges de la Save (47km)

Geography and distances

Balacet is in the south of France at 52 kilometres from Foix, the department capital (general information: Balacet is 672 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Balacet

Canton: Castillon-en-Couserans

Arrondissement: Saint-Girons

Department: Ariege

Region: Midi-Pyrenees

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 0

Distance to Balacet

from Foix (prefecture): 52 km

from Paris: 672 km

from Calais: 899 km

from Nice: 517 km

from Bordeaux: 250 km

from Strasbourg: 823 km

Getting here

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

We have 19 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Antras, Argein, Arrien-en-Bethmale, Aucazein, Audressein, Augirein, Bonac-Irazein, Castillon-en-Couserans, Cescau, Galey, Illartein, Les Bordes-sur-Lez, Orgibet, Saint-Jean-du-Castillonnais, Salsein, Sentein, Sor, Uchentein and Villeneuve.

This page in French: Visiter Balacet