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Castex tourism and travel guide

Photo of Castex in Ariege

Photo is of Rieux-Volvestre at 14 km from Castex

Visit Castex: highlights and tourist information

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Castex is situated in the Ariege department and Occitanie region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Rieux-Volvestre at 14 km and Carbonne at 16 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Castex, 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 Castex in Occitanie.

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



at 14 km (direction north-west), in the Haute-Garonne department

The stroll along the river and the surrounding medieval...

See Rieux-Volvestre guide


at 16 km (direction north-north-west), in the Haute-Garonne department

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

See Carbonne guide


at 17 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Tourtouse guide


at 19 km (direction west-north-west), in the Haute-Garonne department

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

See Cazeres guide


at 22 km (direction south-west)

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

See Montjoie-en-Couserans guide


Most Beautiful Village at 23 km (direction south-west)

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

See Saint-Lizier guide


at 24 km (direction south-west)

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

See Saint-Girons guide


at 25 km (direction west), in the Haute-Garonne department

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

See Martres-Tolosane guide


at 25 km (direction east)

The largest town in Ariege, Pamiers has several notable...

See Pamiers guide
Chateau de Foix

Chateau de Foix

Castle at 33 km (direction south-east)

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

See Chateau de Foix guide


at 33 km (direction south-east)

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

See Foix guide


at 35 km (direction south-west)

Audressein is a very small village in a picturesque river...

See Audressein guide
Grotte de Lombrives

Grotte de Lombrives

Cave at 45 km (direction south-east)

Not the most famous caves perhaps but the Grotte...

See Grotte de Lombrives guide


at 46 km (direction east)

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

See Mirepoix guide

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

Map of places to visit near Castex


Markets in and near Castex

  • Lezat-sur-Leze: market Saturday (13km)
  • Carbonne: market Thursday (17km)
  • Cazeres: market Saturday (19km)
  • La Bastide-de-Serou: market Thursday (19km)
  • Saverdun: market Friday (23km)
  • Pamiers: market Tuesday & Saturday (24km)
  • Saint-Girons: market Saturday (24km)
  • Auterive: market Friday (25km)
  • Salies-du-Salat: market Monday (30km)
  • Mazeres: market Thursday (31km)

More information about Castex, Midi-Pyrenees

Tourist attractions near Castex, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pyrenees Ariegeoises (21km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc aux Bambous (36km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Henne Morte (42km)

Geography and distances

Castex is in the south of France at 33 kilometres from Foix, the department capital (general information: Castex is 638 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Castex

Canton: Mas-d'Azil

Arrondissement: Pamiers

Department: Ariege

Region: Midi-Pyrenees

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 0

Distance to Castex

from Foix (prefecture): 33 km

from Paris: 638 km

from Calais: 866 km

from Nice: 485 km

from Bordeaux: 239 km

from Strasbourg: 781 km

Getting here

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

We have 13 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Campagne-sur-Arize, Canens, Daumazan-sur-Arize, Fornex, La Bastide-de-Besplas, Lapeyrere, Latour, Loubaut, Meras, Montbrun-Bocage, Sainte-Suzanne, Sieuras and Thouars-sur-Arize.

This page in French: Visiter Castex

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