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Esplas tourism and travel guide

Photo of Esplas in Ariege

Photo is of Pamiers at 12 km from Esplas

Visit Esplas: highlights and tourist information

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Esplas is situated in the Ariege department and Occitanie region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Pamiers at 12 km and Carbonne at 25 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Esplas, 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 Esplas in Occitanie.

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



at 12 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Pamiers guide


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

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

See Carbonne guide


at 26 km (direction west-north-west), in the Haute-Garonne department

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

See Rieux-Volvestre guide


at 26 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Foix guide
Chateau de Foix

Chateau de Foix

Castle at 26 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Chateau de Foix guide


at 32 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Tourtouse guide


at 32 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Mirepoix guide


at 34 km (direction west), in the Haute-Garonne department

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

See Cazeres guide


at 34 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Montjoie-en-Couserans guide


Most Beautiful Village at 36 km (direction west-south-west)

A small village in the Natural Regional Park of the...

See Saint-Lizier guide


at 36 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Saint-Girons guide


at 39 km (direction west), in the Haute-Garonne department

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

See Martres-Tolosane guide


at 40 km (direction east-north-east), in the Aude department

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

See Castelnaudary guide
Grotte de Lombrives

Grotte de Lombrives

Cave at 42 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Grotte de Lombrives guide

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

Map of places to visit near Esplas


Markets in and near Esplas

  • Saverdun: market Friday (8km)
  • Pamiers: market Tuesday & Saturday (11km)
  • Lezat-sur-Leze: market Saturday (16km)
  • Mazeres: market Thursday (16km)
  • Auterive: market Friday (18km)
  • La Bastide-de-Serou: market Thursday (20km)
  • Carbonne: market Thursday (26km)
  • Venerque: market Thursday (28km)
  • Villefranche-de-Lauragais: market Friday (29km)
  • Mirepoix: market Thursday & Monday (33km)

Hotels near Esplas

More information about Esplas, Midi-Pyrenees

Tourist attractions near Esplas, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pyrenees Ariegeoises (21km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc aux Bambous (21km)
  • Jardin et parc du château de Loubens (49km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Fontaine Intermittente de Fontestorbes (47km)

Geography and distances

Esplas is in the south of France at 26 kilometres from Foix, the department capital (general information: Esplas is 634 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Esplas

Canton: Saverdun

Arrondissement: Pamiers

Department: Ariege

Region: Midi-Pyrenees

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 0

Distance to Esplas

from Foix (prefecture): 26 km

from Paris: 634 km

from Calais: 864 km

from Nice: 469 km

from Bordeaux: 247 km

from Strasbourg: 770 km

Getting here

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

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Artigat, Brie, Durfort, Justiniac, Lescousse, Marliac, Saint-Amans, Saint-Martin-d'Oydes, Saint-Michel, Unzent and Villeneuve-du-Latou.

This page in French: Visiter Esplas

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