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Fornex tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Rieux-Volvestre at 11 km from Fornex

Visit Fornex: highlights and tourist information

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Fornex is situated in the Ariege department and Occitanie region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Rieux-Volvestre at 11 km and Tourtouse at 14 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Fornex, 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 Fornex in Occitanie.

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



at 11 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 14 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Tourtouse guide


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

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

See Carbonne guide


at 14 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 20 km (direction west), in the Haute-Garonne department

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

See Martres-Tolosane guide


at 20 km (direction south-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 21 km (direction south-west)

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

See Saint-Lizier guide


at 22 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Saint-Girons guide


at 30 km (direction east)

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

See Pamiers guide


at 33 km (direction south-west)

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

See Audressein guide
Chateau de Foix

Chateau de Foix

Castle at 37 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Chateau de Foix guide


at 37 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Foix guide
Grotte de Lombrives

Grotte de Lombrives

Cave at 49 km (direction south-east)

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

See Grotte de Lombrives guide


at 51 km (direction north-north-east), in the Haute-Garonne department

Toulouse, with its famous red-brick architecture, is one of the most impressive...

See Toulouse guide

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

Map of places to visit near Fornex


Markets in and near Fornex

  • Lezat-sur-Leze: market Saturday (14km)
  • Cazeres: market Saturday (15km)
  • Carbonne: market Thursday (15km)
  • Saint-Girons: market Saturday (22km)
  • La Bastide-de-Serou: market Thursday (23km)
  • Salies-du-Salat: market Monday (25km)
  • Saverdun: market Friday (27km)
  • Auterive: market Friday (27km)
  • Pamiers: market Tuesday & Saturday (29km)
  • Rieumes: market Thursday (29km)

Hotels near Fornex

More information about Fornex, Midi-Pyrenees

Tourist attractions near Fornex, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pyrenees Ariegeoises (24km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc aux Bambous (40km)
  • Jardin et parc du château de Loubens (62km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Henne Morte (38km)

Geography and distances

Fornex is in the south of France at 37 kilometres from Foix, the department capital (general information: Fornex is 638 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Fornex

Canton: Mas-d'Azil

Arrondissement: Pamiers

Department: Ariege

Region: Midi-Pyrenees

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 0

Distance to Fornex

from Foix (prefecture): 37 km

from Paris: 638 km

from Calais: 866 km

from Nice: 489 km

from Bordeaux: 236 km

from Strasbourg: 784 km

Getting here

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

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Castex, Daumazan-sur-Arize, Gouzens, La Bastide-de-Besplas, Lahitere, Lapeyrere, Latour, Loubaut, Meras, Montbrun-Bocage, Montesquieu-Volvestre and Thouars-sur-Arize.

This page in French: Visiter Fornex

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