Montels tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Chateau de Foix at 12 km from Montels

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Montels is situated in the Ariege department and Occitanie region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Montels in Occitanie.

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau de Foix at 12 km and Foix at 12 km.

Montels, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Chateau de Foix

Chateau de Foix

Castle at 12 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Chateau de Foix guide


at 12 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Foix guide


at 17 km (direction north-east)

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

See Pamiers guide
Grotte de Lombrives

Grotte de Lombrives

Cave at 23 km (direction south-east)

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

See Grotte de Lombrives guide
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at 25 km (direction west)

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

See Montjoie-en-Couserans guide


at 27 km (direction west)

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

See Saint-Girons guide


Most Beautiful Village at 27 km (direction west)

A small village in the Natural Regional Park of the Ariege Pyrenees,...

See Saint-Lizier guide


at 30 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Tourtouse guide


at 33 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Montsegur guide


at 34 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Mirepoix guide


at 36 km (direction 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 37 km (direction west)

Audressein is a very small village in a picturesque river valley, visited...

See Audressein guide


at 38 km (direction north-west), in the Haute-Garonne department

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

See Carbonne guide


at 39 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

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Map of places to visit near Montels


Markets in and near Montels

  • La Bastide-de-Serou: market Thursday (4km)
  • Pamiers: market Tuesday & Saturday (17km)
  • Aulus-les-Bains: market Sunday - seasonal market only (26km)
  • Saverdun: market Friday (27km)
  • Saint-Girons: market Saturday (27km)
  • Seix: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (27km)
  • Lavelanet: market Wednesday & Friday (32km)
  • Lezat-sur-Leze: market Saturday (32km)
  • Mazeres: market Thursday (32km)
  • Mirepoix: market Thursday & Monday (34km)

More information about Montels, Midi-Pyrenees

Tourist attractions near Montels, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pyrenees Ariegeoises (4km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc aux Bambous (28km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Vallée de Vicdessos (32km)
  • Cirque d'Anglade (38km)
  • Fontaine Intermittente de Fontestorbes (39km)
  • Cirque du Sisca (50km)

Geography and distances

Montels is in the south of France at 12 kilometres from Foix, the department capital (general information: Montels is 654 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Montels

Canton: Bastide-de-Sérou

Arrondissement: Foix

Department: Ariege

Region: Midi-Pyrenees

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 0

Distance to Montels

from Foix (prefecture): 12 km

from Paris: 654 km

from Calais: 884 km

from Nice: 475 km

from Bordeaux: 262 km

from Strasbourg: 788 km

Getting here

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

We have 14 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aigues-Juntes, Alzen, Baulou, Benac, Burret, Cadarcet, Cazaux, La Bastide-de-Serou, Loubens, Montagagne, Nescus, Saint-Martin-de-Caralp, Serres-sur-Arget and Suzan.

This page in French: Visiter Montels


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