Merens-les-Vals tourism and travel guide

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Visit Merens-les-Vals: highlights and tourist information

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Merens-les-Vals is situated in the Ariege department and Midi-Pyrenees region (now part of the Occitanie region), in the south of France at 39 kilometres from Foix, the department capital (general information: Merens-les-Vals is 690 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Ax-les-Thermes at 7 km and Montsegur at 24 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Merens-les-Vals, 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 Merens-les-Vals in Occitanie.

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

 
 

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Map of places to visit near Merens-les-Vals

Markets in and near Merens-les-Vals

  • Ax-les-Thermes: market Thursday - seasonal market only (7km)
  • Ax-les-Thermes: market Tuesday & Saturday (7km)
  • Belesta: market Tuesday & Thursday (29km)
  • Lavelanet: market Wednesday & Friday (31km)
  • Quillan: market Wednesday & Saturday (37km)
  • Aulus-les-Bains: market Sunday - seasonal market only (43km)
  • Esperaza: market Thursday & Sunday (44km)
  • La Bastide-de-Serou: market Thursday (51km)
  • Limoux: market Friday all day (54km)

More information about Merens-les-Vals, Midi-Pyrenees

Tourist attractions near Merens-les-Vals, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Merens-les-Vals.

Heritage sites

  • Mont-Louis citadelle (Vauban fortifications) (29km)
  • Villefranche-de-Conflent enceinte / fort (Vauban fortifications) (44km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pyrenees Catalanes (28km)
  • Pyrenees Ariegeoises (50km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie (Corneilla-de-Conflent) (46km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Cirque du Sisca (10km)
  • Lac des Bouillouses (17km)
  • Lac du Bouillouses (17km)
  • Fontaine Intermittente de Fontestorbes (29km)
  • Vallée de Vicdessos (32km)
  • Gorges de la Pierre-Lys (36km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale de Nyer (39km)
 
 

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Merens-les-Vals

Canton: Ax-les-Thermes

Arrondissement: Foix

Department: Ariege

Region: Midi-Pyrenees

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 0

Distance to Merens-les-Vals

from Foix (prefecture): 39 km

from Paris: 690 km

from Calais: 922 km

from Nice: 456 km

from Bordeaux: 310 km

from Strasbourg: 803 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Merens-les-Vals from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 2 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Orgeix and Orlu.

This page in French: Visiter Merens-les-Vals