Cos tourism and travel guide

Photo of Cos in Ariege

Photo is of Chateau de Foix at 3 km from Cos

Visit Cos: highlights and tourist information

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Cos 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 Cos in Occitanie.

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau de Foix at 3 km and Foix at 3 km.

Cos, 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 3 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Chateau de Foix guide
Foix

Foix

at 3 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Foix guide
Pamiers

Pamiers

at 16 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Pamiers guide
Grotte de Lombrives

Grotte de Lombrives

Cave at 18 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Grotte de Lombrives guide
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Montsegur

Montsegur

at 24 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Montsegur guide
Mirepoix

Mirepoix

at 28 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Mirepoix guide
Camon

Camon

Most Beautiful Village at 33 km (direction east)

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

See Camon guide
Montjoie-en-Couserans

Montjoie-en-Couserans

at 33 km (direction west)

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

See Montjoie-en-Couserans guide
Saint-Girons

Saint-Girons

at 34 km (direction west)

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

See Saint-Girons guide
Saint-Lizier

Saint-Lizier

Most Beautiful Village at 35 km (direction west)

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

See Saint-Lizier guide
Ax-les-Thermes

Ax-les-Thermes

at 36 km (direction south-east)

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

See Ax-les-Thermes guide
Tourtouse

Tourtouse

at 38 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Tourtouse guide
Rieux-Volvestre

Rieux-Volvestre

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

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

See Rieux-Volvestre guide
Audressein

Audressein

at 45 km (direction west)

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

See Audressein guide

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Markets in and near Cos

  • La Bastide-de-Serou: market Thursday (12km)
  • Pamiers: market Tuesday & Saturday (16km)
  • Lavelanet: market Wednesday & Friday (23km)
  • Mirepoix: market Thursday & Monday (28km)
  • Aulus-les-Bains: market Sunday - seasonal market only (28km)
  • Saverdun: market Friday (28km)
  • Belesta: market Tuesday & Thursday (31km)
  • Mazeres: market Thursday (31km)
  • Seix: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (33km)
  • Saint-Girons: market Saturday (35km)

More information about Cos, Midi-Pyrenees

Tourist attractions near Cos, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pyrenees Ariegeoises (12km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc aux Bambous (24km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Fontaine Intermittente de Fontestorbes (31km)
  • Vallée de Vicdessos (31km)
  • Cirque d'Anglade (41km)
  • Cirque du Sisca (45km)
 
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Geography and distances

Cos is in the south of France at 3 kilometres from Foix, the department capital (general information: Cos is 656 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Cos

Canton: Foix-Rural

Arrondissement: Foix

Department: Ariege

Region: Midi-Pyrenees

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 0

Distance to Cos

from Foix (prefecture): 3 km

from Paris: 656 km

from Calais: 886 km

from Nice: 468 km

from Bordeaux: 269 km

from Strasbourg: 786 km

Getting here

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

We have 16 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Arabaux, Baulou, Benac, Brassac, Cadarcet, Crampagna, Ferrieres-sur-Ariege, Foix, Ganac, Loubieres, Prayols, Saint-Jean-de-Verges, Saint-Martin-de-Caralp, Saint-Pierre-de-Riviere, Serres-sur-Arget and Vernajoul.

This page in French: Visiter Cos

 
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