Saint-Michel tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Pamiers at 9 km from Saint-Michel

Visit Saint-Michel: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Michel 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 Saint-Michel in Occitanie.

Popular places to visit nearby include Pamiers at 9 km and Chateau de Foix at 21 km.

Saint-Michel, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 9 km (direction east)

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

See Pamiers guide
Chateau de Foix

Chateau de Foix

Castle at 21 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Chateau de Foix guide


at 21 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Foix guide


at 28 km (direction west-north-west), in the Haute-Garonne department

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

See Rieux-Volvestre guide
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at 29 km (direction west-north-west), in the Haute-Garonne department

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

See Carbonne guide


at 31 km (direction east)

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

See Mirepoix guide


at 31 km (direction west)

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

See Tourtouse guide


at 31 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 33 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Saint-Lizier guide


at 33 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Saint-Girons guide


at 35 km (direction west-north-west), in the Haute-Garonne department

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

See Cazeres guide
Grotte de Lombrives

Grotte de Lombrives

Cave at 36 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Grotte de Lombrives guide


at 39 km (direction south-east)

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

See Montsegur guide


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

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

See Camon guide

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Map of places to visit near Saint-Michel


Markets in and near Saint-Michel

  • Pamiers: market Tuesday & Saturday (8km)
  • Saverdun: market Friday (12km)
  • La Bastide-de-Serou: market Thursday (15km)
  • Mazeres: market Thursday (19km)
  • Lezat-sur-Leze: market Saturday (20km)
  • Auterive: market Friday (24km)
  • Carbonne: market Thursday (30km)
  • Mirepoix: market Thursday & Monday (31km)
  • Saint-Girons: market Saturday (33km)
  • Venerque: market Thursday (34km)

More information about Saint-Michel, Midi-Pyrenees

Tourist attractions near Saint-Michel, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pyrenees Ariegeoises (16km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc aux Bambous (20km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Fontaine Intermittente de Fontestorbes (44km)
  • Cirque d'Anglade (51km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Michel is in the south of France at 21 kilometres from Foix, the department capital (general information: Saint-Michel is 639 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Michel

Canton: Pamiers-Ouest

Arrondissement: Pamiers

Department: Ariege

Region: Midi-Pyrenees

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 0

Distance to Saint-Michel

from Foix (prefecture): 21 km

from Paris: 639 km

from Calais: 869 km

from Nice: 470 km

from Bordeaux: 252 km

from Strasbourg: 775 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Saint-Michel from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Artigat, Bezac, Escosse, Esplas, Lescousse, Madiere, Monesple, Pailhes, Saint-Amans, Saint-Martin-d'Oydes, Saint-Victor-Rouzaud and Unzent.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Michel


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