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Mirepoix tourism and travel guide

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Visit Mirepoix: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: In Mirepoix it is the beautifully preserved centre of the bastide town that is the highlight for visitors

Mirepoix is situated in the Ariege department and Occitanie region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Mirepoix. For detailed visitor information see the Mirepoix travel guide.

Popular places to visit nearby include Pamiers at 22 km and Montsegur at 24 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Mirepoix, 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 Mirepoix in Occitanie.

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



Most Beautiful Village at 10 km (direction south-east)

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

See Camon guide


at 22 km (direction west)

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

See Pamiers guide


at 24 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Montsegur guide


at 26 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Foix guide
Chateau de Foix

Chateau de Foix

Castle at 26 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Chateau de Foix guide


at 26 km (direction north-north-east), in the Aude department

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

See Castelnaudary guide


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

The small town of Limoux is best visited in late spring...

See Limoux guide


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

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

See Alet-les-Bains guide
Gorges de l'Aude

Gorges de l'Aude

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

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

See Gorges de l'Aude guide


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

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

See Quillan guide


at 35 km (direction east), in the Aude department

Saint-Hilaire is a pleasant village that is dominated by the lovely Abbey...

See Saint-Hilaire guide
La Pomarede

La Pomarede

at 36 km (direction north-north-east), in the Aude department

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

See La Pomarede guide


at 36 km (direction east-south-east), in the Aude department

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

See Rennes-le-Chateau guide
Grotte de Lombrives

Grotte de Lombrives

Cave at 36 km (direction south-west)

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

See Grotte de Lombrives guide

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

Map of places to visit near Mirepoix


Markets in and near Mirepoix

Market days in Mirepoix: weekly market: Thursday & Monday;

  • Mirepoix: market Thursday & Monday (0km)
  • Lavelanet: market Wednesday & Friday (17km)
  • Belesta: market Tuesday & Thursday (21km)
  • Pamiers: market Tuesday & Saturday (23km)
  • Mazeres: market Thursday (24km)
  • Castelnaudary: market Monday all day (26km)
  • Bram: market Wednesday (26km)
  • Limoux: market Friday all day (28km)
  • Saverdun: market Friday (29km)
  • Esperaza: market Thursday & Sunday (33km)

Hotels near Mirepoix

More information about Mirepoix, Midi-Pyrenees

Tourist attractions near Mirepoix, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pyrenees Ariegeoises (38km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc aux Bambous (12km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Fontaine Intermittente de Fontestorbes (21km)
  • Gorges de la Pierre-Lys (39km)
  • Cité de Carcassonne (42km)
  • Vallée de Vicdessos (54km)

Geography and distances

Mirepoix is in the south of France at 26 kilometres from Foix, the department capital (general information: Mirepoix is 642 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Mirepoix

Canton: Mirepoix

Arrondissement: Pamiers

Department: Ariege

Region: Midi-Pyrenees

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 0

Distance to Mirepoix

from Foix (prefecture): 26 km

from Paris: 642 km

from Calais: 874 km

from Nice: 441 km

from Bordeaux: 276 km

from Strasbourg: 761 km

Getting here

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

We have 13 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Besset, Cazals-Des-Bayles, Coutens, La Bastide-de-Bousignac, Lagarde, Malegoude, Manses, Moulin-Neuf, Roumengoux, Saint-Gauderic, Saint-Julien-de-Gras-Capou, Saint-Quentin-la-Tour and Sainte-Foi.

This page in French: Visiter Mirepoix

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