Benac tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Chateau de Foix at 6 km from Benac

Visit Benac: highlights and tourist information

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Benac 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 Benac in Occitanie.

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau de Foix at 6 km and Foix at 6 km.

Benac, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Chateau de Foix

Chateau de Foix

Castle at 6 km (direction east)

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

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at 6 km (direction east)

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

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Grotte de Lombrives

Grotte de Lombrives

Cave at 16 km (direction south-south-east)

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

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at 19 km (direction north-north-east)

The largest town in Ariege, Pamiers has several notable monuments including the cathedral and...

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at 26 km (direction east-south-east)

In Montsegur be sure to visit the cathar castle with its lovely far-reaching views...

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at 31 km (direction west)

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

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at 31 km (direction west)

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

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at 32 km (direction east-north-east)

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

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Most Beautiful Village at 32 km (direction west)

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

See Saint-Lizier guide


at 36 km (direction south-east)

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

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Most Beautiful Village at 36 km (direction east)

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

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at 36 km (direction west-north-west)

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

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at 41 km (direction west)

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

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at 43 km (direction north-west), in the Haute-Garonne department

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

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Map of places to visit near Benac


Markets in and near Benac

  • La Bastide-de-Serou: market Thursday (11km)
  • Pamiers: market Tuesday & Saturday (20km)
  • Aulus-les-Bains: market Sunday - seasonal market only (24km)
  • Lavelanet: market Wednesday & Friday (26km)
  • Seix: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (29km)
  • Saverdun: market Friday (31km)
  • Saint-Girons: market Saturday (32km)
  • Mirepoix: market Thursday & Monday (32km)
  • Belesta: market Tuesday & Thursday (33km)
  • Mazeres: market Thursday (35km)

More information about Benac, Midi-Pyrenees

Tourist attractions near Benac, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pyrenees Ariegeoises (10km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc aux Bambous (28km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Vallée de Vicdessos (28km)
  • Fontaine Intermittente de Fontestorbes (33km)
  • Cirque d'Anglade (37km)
  • Cirque du Sisca (43km)
  • Lac des Bouillouses (57km)
  • Lac du Bouillouses (57km)

Geography and distances

Benac is in the south of France at 6 kilometres from Foix, the department capital (general information: Benac is 659 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Benac

Canton: Foix-Rural

Arrondissement: Foix

Department: Ariege

Region: Midi-Pyrenees

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 0

Distance to Benac

from Foix (prefecture): 6 km

from Paris: 659 km

from Calais: 889 km

from Nice: 471 km

from Bordeaux: 269 km

from Strasbourg: 790 km

Getting here

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

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Alzen, Brassac, Burret, Cos, Ganac, Le Bosc, Montels, Saint-Martin-de-Caralp, Saint-Pierre-de-Riviere and Serres-sur-Arget.

This page in French: Visiter Benac