Montsegur tourism and travel guide

Photo of Montsegur in Ariege

Visit Montsegur: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: In Montsegur be sure to visit the cathar castle with its lovely far-reaching views

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Montsegur. For detailed visitor information see the Montsegur travel guide.

Montsegur is situated in the Ariege department and Midi-Pyrenees region (now part of the Occitanie region), in the south of France at 21 kilometres from Foix, the department capital (general information: Montsegur is 667 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Grotte de Lombrives at 18 km and Camon at 20 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Montsegur, 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 Montsegur in Occitanie.

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


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

Map of places to visit near Montsegur

Markets in and near Montsegur

  • Lavelanet: market Wednesday & Friday (7km)
  • Belesta: market Tuesday & Thursday (9km)
  • Ax-les-Thermes: market Thursday - seasonal market only (17km)
  • Ax-les-Thermes: market Tuesday & Saturday (17km)
  • Mirepoix: market Thursday & Monday (24km)
  • Quillan: market Wednesday & Saturday (29km)
  • Esperaza: market Thursday & Sunday (33km)
  • Pamiers: market Tuesday & Saturday (34km)
  • La Bastide-de-Serou: market Thursday (36km)
  • Limoux: market Friday all day (37km)

More information about Montsegur, Midi-Pyrenees

Tourist attractions near Montsegur, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Montsegur.

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

  • Mont-Louis citadelle (Vauban fortifications) (47km)
  • Villefranche-de-Conflent enceinte / fort (Vauban fortifications) (54km)
  • Carcassonne (57km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pyrenees Ariegeoises (36km)
  • Pyrenees Catalanes (45km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie (Corneilla-de-Conflent) (56km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc aux Bambous (31km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Fontaine Intermittente de Fontestorbes (9km)
  • Gorges de la Pierre-Lys (31km)
  • Cirque du Sisca (31km)
  • Vallée de Vicdessos (36km)
  • Lac du Bouillouses (36km)
  • Lac des Bouillouses (36km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale de Nyer (52km)
  • Cité de Carcassonne (57km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Montsegur

Canton: Lavelanet

Arrondissement: Foix

Department: Ariege

Region: Midi-Pyrenees

Postcode: 0

Distance to Montsegur

from Foix (prefecture): 21 km

from Paris: 667 km

from Calais: 898 km

from Nice: 450 km

from Bordeaux: 292 km

from Strasbourg: 783 km

Getting here

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

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than 6 kilometres from Montsegur): Benaix, Fougax-et-Barrineuf, Montferrier, Saint-Jean-d'Aigues-Vives and Villeneuve-d'Olmes.

This page in French: Visitez Montsegur