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Erce tourism and travel guide

Photo of Erce in Ariege

Photo is of Saint-Girons at 19 km from Erce

Visit Erce: highlights and tourist information

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Erce is situated in the Ariege department and Occitanie region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Girons at 19 km and Montjoie-en-Couserans at 20 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Erce, 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 Erce in Occitanie.

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



at 19 km (direction north-west)

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

See Saint-Girons guide


at 20 km (direction north-west)

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

See Montjoie-en-Couserans guide


Most Beautiful Village at 21 km (direction north-west)

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

See Saint-Lizier guide


at 24 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Audressein guide
Grotte de Lombrives

Grotte de Lombrives

Cave at 27 km (direction east)

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

See Grotte de Lombrives guide
Chateau de Foix

Chateau de Foix

Castle at 29 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Chateau de Foix guide


at 29 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Foix guide


at 31 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Tourtouse guide


at 40 km (direction north-east)

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

See Pamiers guide


at 44 km (direction north-north-west), in the Haute-Garonne department

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

See Cazeres guide


at 44 km (direction east)

In Montsegur be sure to visit the cathar castle...

See Montsegur guide


at 45 km (direction north-west), in the Haute-Garonne department

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

See Martres-Tolosane guide


at 46 km (direction north-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 47 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Ax-les-Thermes guide

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

Map of places to visit near Erce


Markets in and near Erce

  • Aulus-les-Bains: market Sunday - seasonal market only (7km)
  • Seix: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (8km)
  • Saint-Girons: market Saturday (20km)
  • La Bastide-de-Serou: market Thursday (22km)
  • Salies-du-Salat: market Monday (39km)
  • Pamiers: market Tuesday & Saturday (40km)
  • Aspet: market Wednesday & Saturday (44km)
  • Cazeres: market Saturday (44km)
  • Ax-les-Thermes: market Thursday - seasonal market only (47km)
  • Ax-les-Thermes: market Tuesday & Saturday (47km)

More information about Erce, Midi-Pyrenees

Tourist attractions near Erce, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pyrenees Ariegeoises (20km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc aux Bambous (50km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Cirque d'Anglade (15km)
  • Vallée de Vicdessos (20km)
  • Henne Morte (37km)
  • Cirque du Sisca (46km)

Geography and distances

Erce is in the south of France at 29 kilometres from Foix, the department capital (general information: Erce is 673 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Erce

Canton: Oust

Arrondissement: Saint-Girons

Department: Ariege

Region: Midi-Pyrenees

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 0

Distance to Erce

from Foix (prefecture): 29 km

from Paris: 673 km

from Calais: 902 km

from Nice: 493 km

from Bordeaux: 267 km

from Strasbourg: 811 km

Getting here

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

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aleu, Biert, Massat and Ustou.

This page in French: Visiter Erce

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