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Monesple tourism and travel guide

Photo of Monesple in Ariege

Photo is of Pamiers at 12 km from Monesple

Visit Monesple: highlights and tourist information

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Monesple is situated in the Ariege department and Occitanie region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Pamiers at 12 km and Chateau de Foix at 19 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Monesple, 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 Monesple in Occitanie.

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



at 12 km (direction east)

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

See Pamiers guide
Chateau de Foix

Chateau de Foix

Castle at 19 km (direction south-east)

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

See Chateau de Foix guide


at 19 km (direction south-east)

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

See Foix guide


at 27 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 28 km (direction west)

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

See Tourtouse guide


at 28 km (direction west-north-west), in the Haute-Garonne department

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

See Rieux-Volvestre guide


Most Beautiful Village at 29 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Saint-Lizier guide


at 29 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Saint-Girons guide


at 29 km (direction north-west), in the Haute-Garonne department

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

See Carbonne guide


at 33 km (direction east)

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

See Mirepoix guide
Grotte de Lombrives

Grotte de Lombrives

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

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

See Grotte de Lombrives guide


at 34 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


at 39 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Montsegur guide


at 39 km (direction west-north-west), in the Haute-Garonne department

The small village of Martres-Tolosane is known for its...

See Martres-Tolosane guide

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

Map of places to visit near Monesple


Markets in and near Monesple

  • La Bastide-de-Serou: market Thursday (10km)
  • Pamiers: market Tuesday & Saturday (11km)
  • Saverdun: market Friday (17km)
  • Lezat-sur-Leze: market Saturday (22km)
  • Mazeres: market Thursday (24km)
  • Auterive: market Friday (28km)
  • Saint-Girons: market Saturday (29km)
  • Carbonne: market Thursday (31km)
  • Mirepoix: market Thursday & Monday (33km)
  • Cazeres: market Saturday (34km)

More information about Monesple, Midi-Pyrenees

Tourist attractions near Monesple, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pyrenees Ariegeoises (11km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc aux Bambous (23km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Vallée de Vicdessos (43km)
  • Fontaine Intermittente de Fontestorbes (44km)
  • Cirque d'Anglade (47km)

Geography and distances

Monesple is in the south of France at 19 kilometres from Foix, the department capital (general information: Monesple is 644 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Monesple

Canton: Fossat

Arrondissement: Pamiers

Department: Ariege

Region: Midi-Pyrenees

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 0

Distance to Monesple

from Foix (prefecture): 19 km

from Paris: 644 km

from Calais: 873 km

from Nice: 473 km

from Bordeaux: 253 km

from Strasbourg: 780 km

Getting here

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

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aigues-Juntes, Artigat, Casteras, Cazaux, Gabre, Lanoux, Lescousse, Madiere, Montegut-Plantaurel, Pailhes and Saint-Michel.

This page in French: Visiter Monesple

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