Montesquieu-Avantes tourism and travel guide

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Montesquieu-Avantes 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 Montesquieu-Avantes in Occitanie.

Popular places to visit nearby include Montjoie-en-Couserans at 4 km and Saint-Lizier at 5 km.

Montesquieu-Avantes, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 4 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Montjoie-en-Couserans guide


Most Beautiful Village at 5 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Saint-Lizier guide


at 6 km (direction south-west)

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

See Saint-Girons guide


at 10 km (direction north-west)

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

See Tourtouse guide


at 17 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Audressein guide


at 23 km (direction north-north-west), in the Haute-Garonne department

Cazeres is not a tourist town, but you might like to visit...

See Cazeres guide


at 25 km (direction north-west), in the Haute-Garonne department

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

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at 26 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 30 km (direction north-west), in the Haute-Garonne department

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

See Carbonne guide
Chateau de Foix

Chateau de Foix

Castle at 34 km (direction east)

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

See Chateau de Foix guide


at 34 km (direction east)

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

See Foix guide


at 35 km (direction east-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 41 km (direction east-south-east)

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

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at 50 km (direction west), in the Haute-Garonne department

Valcabrere deserves a visit because of the very lovely roman style basilica...

See Valcabrere guide

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Markets in and near Montesquieu-Avantes

  • Saint-Girons: market Saturday (6km)
  • Seix: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (18km)
  • La Bastide-de-Serou: market Thursday (19km)
  • Salies-du-Salat: market Monday (21km)
  • Cazeres: market Saturday (23km)
  • Aulus-les-Bains: market Sunday - seasonal market only (28km)
  • Lezat-sur-Leze: market Saturday (31km)
  • Carbonne: market Thursday (32km)
  • Aspet: market Wednesday & Saturday (32km)
  • Pamiers: market Tuesday & Saturday (35km)

More information about Montesquieu-Avantes, Midi-Pyrenees

Tourist attractions near Montesquieu-Avantes, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pyrenees Ariegeoises (19km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Henne Morte (27km)
  • Cirque d'Anglade (32km)
  • Vallée de Vicdessos (40km)
  • Gorges de la Save (50km)

Geography and distances

Montesquieu-Avantes is in the south of France at 34 kilometres from Foix, the department capital (general information: Montesquieu-Avantes is 655 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Montesquieu-Avantes

Canton: Saint-Lizier

Arrondissement: Saint-Girons

Department: Ariege

Region: Midi-Pyrenees

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 0

Distance to Montesquieu-Avantes

from Foix (prefecture): 34 km

from Paris: 655 km

from Calais: 883 km

from Nice: 497 km

from Bordeaux: 247 km

from Strasbourg: 800 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Montesquieu-Avantes from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Barjac, Contrazy, Eycheil, Gajan, Lasserre, Lescure, Montardit, Montjoie-en-Couserans, Saint-Girons and Saint-Lizier.

This page in French: Visiter Montesquieu-Avantes