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Mijanes tourism and travel guide

Photo of Mijanes in Ariege

Photo is of Ax-les-Thermes at 18 km from Mijanes

Visit Mijanes: highlights and tourist information

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Mijanes is situated in the Ariege department and Occitanie region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Ax-les-Thermes at 18 km and Quillan at 19 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Mijanes, 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 Mijanes in Occitanie.

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



at 18 km (direction west)

A spa town since the 19th century, Ax-les-Thermes is...

See Ax-les-Thermes guide


at 19 km (direction north-east), in the Aude department

Be sure to take a stroll through Quillan as...

See Quillan guide
Gorges de l'Aude

Gorges de l'Aude

Scenery at 19 km (direction north-east), in the Aude department

The Gorges de l'Aude are a scenic highlight to explore...

See Gorges de l'Aude guide
Chateau de Puilaurens

Chateau de Puilaurens

Castle at 22 km (direction east-north-east), in the Aude department

Castle Puilaurens is a Cathar castle of France in...

See Chateau de Puilaurens guide


at 24 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Montsegur guide


Most Beautiful Village at 25 km (direction east), in the Pyrenees-Orientales department

The medieval streets in the heart of Mosset have helped it become...

See Mosset guide


at 28 km (direction north-east), in the Aude department

A small village with lovely views, it is also the legends associating...

See Rennes-le-Chateau guide


at 29 km (direction east-south-east), in the Pyrenees-Orientales department

If you are wanting a spa break in the Pyrenees mountains...

See Molitg-les-Bains guide


Most Beautiful Village at 30 km (direction east-south-east), in the Pyrenees-Orientales department

Villefranche-de-Conflent is a fascinating place to explore, with a fortified ancient village...

See Villefranche-de-Conflent guide


at 30 km (direction north-east), in the Aude department

Rennes-les-Bains is a traditional spa town in the Aude...

See Rennes-les-Bains guide


at 33 km (direction east-south-east), in the Pyrenees-Orientales department

Prades makes a pleasant detour when you are exploring the valleys of...

See Prades guide


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

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

See Camon guide


at 34 km (direction north-east), in the Aude department

The abbey ruins are the most imposing monument in Alet-les-Bains but...

See Alet-les-Bains guide


Most Beautiful Village at 34 km (direction east-south-east), in the Pyrenees-Orientales department

The steep streets of Eus re very lovely to explore - and...

See Eus guide

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

Map of places to visit near Mijanes


Markets in and near Mijanes

  • Ax-les-Thermes: market Thursday - seasonal market only (18km)
  • Ax-les-Thermes: market Tuesday & Saturday (18km)
  • Quillan: market Wednesday & Saturday (19km)
  • Belesta: market Tuesday & Thursday (22km)
  • Esperaza: market Thursday & Sunday (27km)
  • Lavelanet: market Wednesday & Friday (28km)
  • Prades: market Tuesday (33km)
  • Limoux: market Friday all day (38km)
  • Mirepoix: market Thursday & Monday (42km)
  • Pamiers: market Tuesday & Saturday (57km)

Hotels near Mijanes

More information about Mijanes, Midi-Pyrenees

Tourist attractions near Mijanes, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

  • Mont-Louis citadelle (Vauban fortifications) (25km)
  • Villefranche-de-Conflent enceinte / fort (Vauban fortifications) (30km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pyrenees Catalanes (22km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie (Corneilla-de-Conflent) (32km)
  • Abbaye Saint Michel de Cuixa (Codalet) (33km)
  • Abbaye Saint Martin du Canigou (Casteil) (37km)
  • Eglise de Sainte Marie de Marcevol (Arboussols) (37km)
  • Prieuré de Serrabone (Boule-d'Amont) (46km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Gorges de la Pierre-Lys (17km)
  • Lac des Bouillouses (18km)
  • Lac du Bouillouses (18km)
  • Fontaine Intermittente de Fontestorbes (22km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale de Nyer (28km)
  • Cirque du Sisca (29km)
  • Gorges de Galamus (37km)
  • Pic du Canigou (40km)
  • Gorges de l'Orbieu (44km)
  • Gorges de la Fou (54km)

Geography and distances

Mijanes is in the south of France at 45 kilometres from Foix, the department capital (general information: Mijanes is 681 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Mijanes

Canton: Quérigut

Arrondissement: Foix

Department: Ariege

Region: Midi-Pyrenees

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 0

Distance to Mijanes

from Foix (prefecture): 45 km

from Paris: 681 km

from Calais: 914 km

from Nice: 436 km

from Bordeaux: 315 km

from Strasbourg: 787 km

Getting here

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

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Artigues, Campagna-de-Sault, Carcanieres, Escouloubre, Fontanes-de-Sault, Le Pla, Le Puch, Querigut and Rouze.

This page in French: Visiter Mijanes

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