Casteras tourism and travel guide

Photo of Casteras in Ariege

Photo is of Pamiers at 17 km from Casteras

Visit Casteras: highlights and tourist information

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Casteras 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 Casteras in Occitanie.

Popular places to visit nearby include Pamiers at 17 km and Rieux-Volvestre at 22 km.

Casteras, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 17 km (direction east)

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

See Pamiers guide


at 22 km (direction west-north-west), in the Haute-Garonne department

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

See Rieux-Volvestre guide


at 23 km (direction west)

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

See Tourtouse guide


at 23 km (direction north-west), in the Haute-Garonne department

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

See Carbonne guide
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at 24 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Montjoie-en-Couserans guide
Chateau de Foix

Chateau de Foix

Castle at 25 km (direction south-east)

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

See Chateau de Foix guide


at 25 km (direction south-east)

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

See Foix guide


Most Beautiful Village at 26 km (direction west-south-west)

A small village in the Natural Regional Park of the Ariege Pyrenees,...

See Saint-Lizier guide


at 26 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Saint-Girons guide


at 27 km (direction west-north-west), in the Haute-Garonne department

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

See Cazeres guide


at 32 km (direction west-north-west), in the Haute-Garonne department

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

See Martres-Tolosane guide


at 38 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Audressein guide
Grotte de Lombrives

Grotte de Lombrives

Cave at 38 km (direction south-east)

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

See Grotte de Lombrives guide


at 39 km (direction east)

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

See Mirepoix guide

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Map of places to visit near Casteras


Markets in and near Casteras

  • La Bastide-de-Serou: market Thursday (13km)
  • Pamiers: market Tuesday & Saturday (16km)
  • Lezat-sur-Leze: market Saturday (17km)
  • Saverdun: market Friday (18km)
  • Carbonne: market Thursday (24km)
  • Auterive: market Friday (26km)
  • Saint-Girons: market Saturday (26km)
  • Mazeres: market Thursday (26km)
  • Cazeres: market Saturday (27km)
  • Seix: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (34km)

More information about Casteras, Midi-Pyrenees

Tourist attractions near Casteras, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pyrenees Ariegeoises (15km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc aux Bambous (29km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Henne Morte (47km)
  • Cirque d'Anglade (47km)
  • Fontaine Intermittente de Fontestorbes (50km)

Geography and distances

Casteras is in the south of France at 25 kilometres from Foix, the department capital (general information: Casteras is 641 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Casteras

Canton: Fossat

Arrondissement: Pamiers

Department: Ariege

Region: Midi-Pyrenees

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 0

Distance to Casteras

from Foix (prefecture): 25 km

from Paris: 641 km

from Calais: 870 km

from Nice: 478 km

from Bordeaux: 247 km

from Strasbourg: 780 km

Getting here

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

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Artigat, Campagne-sur-Arize, Carla-Bayle, Gabre, Lanoux, Le Fossat, Le Mas-d'Azil, Les Bordes-sur-Arize, Monesple, Pailhes and Sabarat.

This page in French: Visiter Casteras


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