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Le Vernet tourism and travel guide

Photo of Le Vernet in Ariege

Photo is of Pamiers at 8 km from Le Vernet

Visit Le Vernet: highlights and tourist information

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Le Vernet is situated in the Ariege department and Occitanie region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Pamiers at 8 km and Foix at 24 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Le Vernet, 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 Le Vernet in Occitanie.

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



at 8 km (direction south)

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

See Pamiers guide


at 24 km (direction south)

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

See Foix guide
Chateau de Foix

Chateau de Foix

Castle at 24 km (direction south)

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

See Chateau de Foix guide


at 24 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Mirepoix guide


at 32 km (direction east-north-east), in the Aude department

Slightly away from tourist routes, Castelnaudary has a pleasant...

See Castelnaudary guide


at 33 km (direction west-north-west), in the Haute-Garonne department

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

See Carbonne guide


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

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

See Rieux-Volvestre guide


Most Beautiful Village at 35 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Camon guide
La Pomarede

La Pomarede

at 37 km (direction east-north-east), in the Aude department

Very tiny so don't travel for ages to get here...

See La Pomarede guide


at 39 km (direction south-east)

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

See Montsegur guide


at 40 km (direction west)

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

See Tourtouse guide
Grotte de Lombrives

Grotte de Lombrives

Cave at 40 km (direction south)

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

See Grotte de Lombrives guide


at 41 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Montjoie-en-Couserans guide


at 42 km (direction west), in the Haute-Garonne department

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

See Cazeres guide

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

Map of places to visit near Le Vernet


Markets in and near Le Vernet

  • Saverdun: market Friday (6km)
  • Pamiers: market Tuesday & Saturday (7km)
  • Mazeres: market Thursday (10km)
  • Auterive: market Friday (21km)
  • Lezat-sur-Leze: market Saturday (23km)
  • La Bastide-de-Serou: market Thursday (24km)
  • Mirepoix: market Thursday & Monday (25km)
  • Villefranche-de-Lauragais: market Friday (25km)
  • Venerque: market Thursday (31km)
  • Castelnaudary: market Monday all day (32km)

More information about Le Vernet, Midi-Pyrenees

Tourist attractions near Le Vernet, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pyrenees Ariegeoises (25km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc aux Bambous (13km)
  • Jardin et parc du château de Loubens (46km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Fontaine Intermittente de Fontestorbes (41km)

Geography and distances

Le Vernet is in the south of France at 24 kilometres from Foix, the department capital (general information: Le Vernet is 633 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Le Vernet

Canton: Saverdun

Arrondissement: Pamiers

Department: Ariege

Region: Midi-Pyrenees

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 0

Distance to Le Vernet

from Foix (prefecture): 24 km

from Paris: 633 km

from Calais: 863 km

from Nice: 461 km

from Bordeaux: 253 km

from Strasbourg: 765 km

Getting here

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

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bezac, Bonnac, Montaut, Saint-Amans, Saverdun and Villeneuve-du-Pareage.

This page in French: Visiter Le Vernet

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