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Madiere tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Pamiers at 8 km from Madiere

Visit Madiere: highlights and tourist information

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Madiere is situated in the Ariege department and Occitanie region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Pamiers at 8 km and Chateau de Foix at 17 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Madiere, 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 Madiere in Occitanie.

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



at 8 km (direction east)

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

See Pamiers guide
Chateau de Foix

Chateau de Foix

Castle at 17 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Chateau de Foix guide


at 17 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Foix guide


at 29 km (direction east)

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

See Mirepoix guide


at 31 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


at 31 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Montjoie-en-Couserans guide


at 31 km (direction west-north-west), in the Haute-Garonne department

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

See Carbonne guide


at 32 km (direction west)

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

See Tourtouse guide
Grotte de Lombrives

Grotte de Lombrives

Cave at 33 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Grotte de Lombrives guide


Most Beautiful Village at 33 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Saint-Lizier guide


at 33 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Saint-Girons guide


at 36 km (direction south-east)

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

See Montsegur guide


at 37 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


Most Beautiful Village at 38 km (direction east)

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

See Camon guide

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

Map of places to visit near Madiere


Markets in and near Madiere

  • Pamiers: market Tuesday & Saturday (7km)
  • La Bastide-de-Serou: market Thursday (13km)
  • Saverdun: market Friday (15km)
  • Mazeres: market Thursday (21km)
  • Lezat-sur-Leze: market Saturday (23km)
  • Auterive: market Friday (27km)
  • Mirepoix: market Thursday & Monday (29km)
  • Carbonne: market Thursday (33km)
  • Saint-Girons: market Saturday (33km)
  • Lavelanet: market Wednesday & Friday (33km)

Hotels near Madiere

More information about Madiere, Midi-Pyrenees

Tourist attractions near Madiere, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pyrenees Ariegeoises (14km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc aux Bambous (20km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Fontaine Intermittente de Fontestorbes (41km)
  • Vallée de Vicdessos (44km)
  • Cirque d'Anglade (49km)

Geography and distances

Madiere is in the south of France at 17 kilometres from Foix, the department capital (general information: Madiere is 643 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Madiere

Canton: Pamiers-Ouest

Arrondissement: Pamiers

Department: Ariege

Region: Midi-Pyrenees

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 0

Distance to Madiere

from Foix (prefecture): 17 km

from Paris: 643 km

from Calais: 872 km

from Nice: 469 km

from Bordeaux: 255 km

from Strasbourg: 777 km

Getting here

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

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aigues-Juntes, Artix, Bezac, Escosse, Lescousse, Monesple, Montegut-Plantaurel, Pailhes, Saint-Amans, Saint-Bauzeil, Saint-Michel and Saint-Victor-Rouzaud.

This page in French: Visiter Madiere

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