Montoulieu tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Chateau de Foix at 7 km from Montoulieu

Visit Montoulieu: highlights and tourist information

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Montoulieu 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 Montoulieu in Occitanie.

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau de Foix at 7 km and Foix at 7 km.

Montoulieu, 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 7 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Chateau de Foix guide


at 7 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Foix guide
Grotte de Lombrives

Grotte de Lombrives

Cave at 9 km (direction south)

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

See Grotte de Lombrives guide


at 17 km (direction east)

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

See Montsegur guide
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at 23 km (direction east)

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

See Pamiers guide


at 27 km (direction south-east)

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

See Ax-les-Thermes guide


at 28 km (direction north-east)

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

See Mirepoix guide


Most Beautiful Village at 30 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Camon guide


at 40 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Montjoie-en-Couserans guide


at 40 km (direction west)

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

See Saint-Girons guide


Most Beautiful Village at 41 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Saint-Lizier guide
Gorges de l'Aude

Gorges de l'Aude

Scenery at 45 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 45 km (direction east), in the Aude department

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

See Quillan guide


at 46 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Tourtouse guide

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Map of places to visit near Montoulieu


Markets in and near Montoulieu

  • Lavelanet: market Wednesday & Friday (18km)
  • La Bastide-de-Serou: market Thursday (20km)
  • Pamiers: market Tuesday & Saturday (24km)
  • Belesta: market Tuesday & Thursday (25km)
  • Ax-les-Thermes: market Thursday - seasonal market only (27km)
  • Ax-les-Thermes: market Tuesday & Saturday (27km)
  • Aulus-les-Bains: market Sunday - seasonal market only (27km)
  • Mirepoix: market Thursday & Monday (28km)
  • Seix: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (35km)
  • Saverdun: market Friday (36km)

More information about Montoulieu, Midi-Pyrenees

Tourist attractions near Montoulieu, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pyrenees Ariegeoises (19km)
  • Pyrenees Catalanes (58km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc aux Bambous (28km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Fontaine Intermittente de Fontestorbes (25km)
  • Vallée de Vicdessos (26km)
  • Cirque du Sisca (36km)
  • Cirque d'Anglade (40km)
  • Lac des Bouillouses (48km)
  • Lac du Bouillouses (48km)

Geography and distances

Montoulieu is in the south of France at 7 kilometres from Foix, the department capital (general information: Montoulieu is 664 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Montoulieu

Canton: Foix-Rural

Arrondissement: Foix

Department: Ariege

Region: Midi-Pyrenees

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 0

Distance to Montoulieu

from Foix (prefecture): 7 km

from Paris: 664 km

from Calais: 894 km

from Nice: 465 km

from Bordeaux: 278 km

from Strasbourg: 789 km

Getting here

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

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Arignac, Bedeilhac-et-Aynat, Bompas, Celles, Ferrieres-sur-Ariege, Ganac, Mercus-Garrabet, Prayols, Saint-Paul-de-Jarrat, Saint-Pierre-de-Riviere, Soula and Surba.

This page in French: Visiter Montoulieu


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