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Besset tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Mirepoix at 3 km from Besset

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Besset 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 Besset in Occitanie.

Popular places to visit nearby include Mirepoix at 3 km and Camon at 12 km.

Besset, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 3 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Mirepoix guide


Most Beautiful Village at 12 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Camon guide


at 19 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Pamiers guide


at 22 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Foix guide
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at 22 km (direction south)

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

See Montsegur guide
Chateau de Foix

Chateau de Foix

Castle at 23 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Chateau de Foix guide


at 28 km (direction north-north-east), in the Aude department

Slightly away from tourist routes, Castelnaudary has a pleasant canal port and...

See Castelnaudary guide


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

The small town of Limoux is best visited in late spring to...

See Limoux guide
Grotte de Lombrives

Grotte de Lombrives

Cave at 34 km (direction south-west)

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

See Grotte de Lombrives guide


at 35 km (direction east), in the Aude department

The abbey ruins are the most imposing monument in Alet-les-Bains but be...

See Alet-les-Bains guide
Gorges de l'Aude

Gorges de l'Aude

Scenery at 36 km (direction east-south-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 36 km (direction east-south-east), in the Aude department

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

See Quillan guide
La Pomarede

La Pomarede

at 38 km (direction north-north-east), in the Aude department

Very tiny so don't travel for ages to get here but if...

See La Pomarede guide


at 38 km (direction east-south-east), in the Aude department

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

See Rennes-le-Chateau guide

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Map of places to visit near Besset


Markets in and near Besset

  • Mirepoix: market Thursday & Monday (3km)
  • Lavelanet: market Wednesday & Friday (16km)
  • Pamiers: market Tuesday & Saturday (20km)
  • Belesta: market Tuesday & Thursday (21km)
  • Mazeres: market Thursday (23km)
  • Saverdun: market Friday (27km)
  • Castelnaudary: market Monday all day (28km)
  • Bram: market Wednesday (29km)
  • Limoux: market Friday all day (31km)
  • La Bastide-de-Serou: market Thursday (34km)

More information about Besset, Midi-Pyrenees

Tourist attractions near Besset, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pyrenees Ariegeoises (34km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc aux Bambous (10km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Fontaine Intermittente de Fontestorbes (21km)
  • Gorges de la Pierre-Lys (40km)
  • Cité de Carcassonne (45km)
  • Vallée de Vicdessos (51km)

Geography and distances

Besset is in the south of France at 22 kilometres from Foix, the department capital (general information: Besset is 644 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Besset

Canton: Mirepoix

Arrondissement: Pamiers

Department: Ariege

Region: Midi-Pyrenees

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 0

Distance to Besset

from Foix (prefecture): 22 km

from Paris: 644 km

from Calais: 875 km

from Nice: 444 km

from Bordeaux: 275 km

from Strasbourg: 764 km

Getting here

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

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Coutens, Dun, La Bastide-de-Bousignac, Manses, Mirepoix, Rieucros, Saint-Julien-de-Gras-Capou, Saint-Quentin-la-Tour, Teilhet, Tourtrol, Troye-d'Ariege and Vivies.

This page in French: Visiter Besset


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