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Pamiers tourism and travel guide

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Visit Pamiers: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: The largest town in Ariege, Pamiers has several notable monuments including the cathedral and the church

Pamiers is situated in the Ariege department and Occitanie region.

Important note

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau de Foix at 17 km and Mirepoix at 22 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Pamiers, 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 Pamiers in Occitanie.

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



at 17 km (direction south)

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 south)

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

See Chateau de Foix guide


at 22 km (direction east)

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

See Mirepoix guide


Most Beautiful Village at 32 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Camon guide


at 33 km (direction south-east)

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

See Montsegur guide
Grotte de Lombrives

Grotte de Lombrives

Cave at 33 km (direction south)

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

See Grotte de Lombrives guide


at 36 km (direction east-north-east), in the Aude department

Slightly away from tourist routes, Castelnaudary has a pleasant canal port and...

See Castelnaudary guide


at 36 km (direction west-north-west), in the Haute-Garonne department

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

See Carbonne guide


at 36 km (direction west-north-west), in the Haute-Garonne department

The stroll along the river and the surrounding medieval red-brick buildings...

See Rieux-Volvestre guide


at 38 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Montjoie-en-Couserans guide


at 39 km (direction west)

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

See Tourtouse guide


at 40 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Saint-Girons guide


Most Beautiful Village at 40 km (direction west-south-west)

A small village in the Natural Regional Park of...

See Saint-Lizier guide
La Pomarede

La Pomarede

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

Very tiny so don't travel for ages to get here but if...

See La Pomarede guide

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

Map of places to visit near Pamiers


Markets in and near Pamiers

Market days in Pamiers: weekly market: Tuesday & Saturday;

  • Pamiers: market Tuesday & Saturday (0km)
  • Saverdun: market Friday (13km)
  • Mazeres: market Thursday (15km)
  • La Bastide-de-Serou: market Thursday (19km)
  • Mirepoix: market Thursday & Monday (23km)
  • Lezat-sur-Leze: market Saturday (27km)
  • Auterive: market Friday (27km)
  • Lavelanet: market Wednesday & Friday (29km)
  • Villefranche-de-Lauragais: market Friday (32km)
  • Castelnaudary: market Monday all day (36km)

More information about Pamiers, Midi-Pyrenees

Tourist attractions near Pamiers, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pyrenees Ariegeoises (20km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc aux Bambous (12km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Fontaine Intermittente de Fontestorbes (36km)
  • Cirque d'Anglade (55km)

Geography and distances

Pamiers is in the south of France at 17 kilometres from Foix, the department capital (general information: Pamiers is 640 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Pamiers

Canton: Pamiers

Arrondissement: Pamiers

Department: Ariege

Region: Midi-Pyrenees

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 0

Distance to Pamiers

from Foix (prefecture): 17 km

from Paris: 640 km

from Calais: 870 km

from Nice: 462 km

from Bordeaux: 258 km

from Strasbourg: 771 km

Getting here

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

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Artix, Benagues, Bezac, Bonnac, Escosse, La Tour-du-Crieu, Saint-Amans, Saint-Bauzeil, Saint-Jean-du-Falga, Saint-Victor-Rouzaud, Verniolle and Villeneuve-du-Pareage.

This page in French: Visiter Pamiers

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