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Montferrier tourism and travel guide

Photo of Montferrier in Ariege

Photo is of Montsegur at 4 km from Montferrier

Visit Montferrier: highlights and tourist information

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Montferrier is situated in the Ariege department and Occitanie region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Montsegur at 4 km and Grotte de Lombrives at 17 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Montferrier, 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 Montferrier in Occitanie.

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



at 4 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Montsegur guide
Grotte de Lombrives

Grotte de Lombrives

Cave at 17 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Grotte de Lombrives guide


at 17 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Foix guide
Chateau de Foix

Chateau de Foix

Castle at 17 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Chateau de Foix guide


at 20 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Ax-les-Thermes guide


Most Beautiful Village at 20 km (direction north-east)

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

See Camon guide


at 23 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Mirepoix guide


at 29 km (direction north-west)

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

See Pamiers guide
Gorges de l'Aude

Gorges de l'Aude

Scenery at 32 km (direction east), in the Aude department

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

See Gorges de l'Aude guide


at 32 km (direction east), in the Aude department

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

See Quillan guide


at 38 km (direction east), in the Aude department

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

See Rennes-le-Chateau guide


at 39 km (direction east-north-east), in the Aude department

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

See Limoux guide


at 39 km (direction east-north-east), in the Aude department

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

See Alet-les-Bains guide
Chateau de Puilaurens

Chateau de Puilaurens

Castle at 42 km (direction east), in the Aude department

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

See Chateau de Puilaurens guide

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

Map of places to visit near Montferrier


Markets in and near Montferrier

  • Lavelanet: market Wednesday & Friday (6km)
  • Belesta: market Tuesday & Thursday (11km)
  • Ax-les-Thermes: market Thursday - seasonal market only (20km)
  • Ax-les-Thermes: market Tuesday & Saturday (20km)
  • Mirepoix: market Thursday & Monday (22km)
  • Pamiers: market Tuesday & Saturday (30km)
  • Quillan: market Wednesday & Saturday (32km)
  • La Bastide-de-Serou: market Thursday (33km)
  • Esperaza: market Thursday & Sunday (35km)
  • Limoux: market Friday all day (38km)

Hotels near Montferrier

More information about Montferrier, Midi-Pyrenees

Tourist attractions near Montferrier, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Mont-Louis citadelle (Vauban fortifications) (51km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pyrenees Ariegeoises (32km)
  • Pyrenees Catalanes (48km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc aux Bambous (28km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Fontaine Intermittente de Fontestorbes (11km)
  • Cirque du Sisca (33km)
  • Gorges de la Pierre-Lys (34km)
  • Vallée de Vicdessos (35km)
  • Lac du Bouillouses (40km)
  • Lac des Bouillouses (40km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale de Nyer (56km)

Geography and distances

Montferrier is in the south of France at 17 kilometres from Foix, the department capital (general information: Montferrier is 664 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Montferrier

Canton: Lavelanet

Arrondissement: Foix

Department: Ariege

Region: Midi-Pyrenees

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 0

Distance to Montferrier

from Foix (prefecture): 17 km

from Paris: 664 km

from Calais: 896 km

from Nice: 452 km

from Bordeaux: 288 km

from Strasbourg: 783 km

Getting here

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

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Benaix, Dreuilhe, Lavelanet, Leychert, Montsegur, Nalzen, Pereille, Raissac, Roquefixade and Villeneuve-d'Olmes.

This page in French: Visiter Montferrier

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