Tarascon-sur-Ariege tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Grotte de Lombrives at 3 km from Tarascon-sur-Ariege

Visit Tarascon-sur-Ariege: highlights and tourist information

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Tarascon-sur-Ariege 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 Tarascon-sur-Ariege in Occitanie.

Popular places to visit nearby include Grotte de Lombrives at 3 km and Chateau de Foix at 13 km.

Tarascon-sur-Ariege, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Grotte de Lombrives

Grotte de Lombrives

Cave at 3 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Grotte de Lombrives guide
Chateau de Foix

Chateau de Foix

Castle at 13 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Chateau de Foix guide


at 13 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Foix guide


at 19 km (direction east)

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

See Montsegur guide


at 24 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Ax-les-Thermes guide


at 30 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Pamiers guide


at 35 km (direction north-east)

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

See Mirepoix guide


Most Beautiful Village at 36 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-north-west)

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

See Saint-Girons guide


Most Beautiful Village at 42 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Saint-Lizier guide


at 47 km (direction east), in the Aude department

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

See Quillan guide
Gorges de l'Aude

Gorges de l'Aude

Scenery at 47 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 48 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 Tarascon-sur-Ariege


Markets in and near Tarascon-sur-Ariege

  • Aulus-les-Bains: market Sunday - seasonal market only (22km)
  • Lavelanet: market Wednesday & Friday (22km)
  • La Bastide-de-Serou: market Thursday (23km)
  • Ax-les-Thermes: market Thursday - seasonal market only (24km)
  • Ax-les-Thermes: market Tuesday & Saturday (24km)
  • Belesta: market Tuesday & Thursday (28km)
  • Pamiers: market Tuesday & Saturday (31km)
  • Seix: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (33km)
  • Mirepoix: market Thursday & Monday (35km)
  • Saint-Girons: market Saturday (40km)

More information about Tarascon-sur-Ariege, Midi-Pyrenees

Tourist attractions near Tarascon-sur-Ariege, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

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Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pyrenees Ariegeoises (22km)
  • Pyrenees Catalanes (55km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc aux Bambous (36km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Vallée de Vicdessos (19km)
  • Fontaine Intermittente de Fontestorbes (28km)
  • Cirque du Sisca (30km)
  • Cirque d'Anglade (35km)
  • Lac des Bouillouses (45km)
  • Lac du Bouillouses (45km)

Geography and distances

Tarascon-sur-Ariege is in the south of France at 13 kilometres from Foix, the department capital (general information: Tarascon-sur-Ariege is 671 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Tarascon-sur-Ariege

Canton: Tarascon-sur-Ariège

Arrondissement: Foix

Department: Ariege

Region: Midi-Pyrenees

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 0

Distance to Tarascon-sur-Ariege

from Foix (prefecture): 13 km

from Paris: 671 km

from Calais: 901 km

from Nice: 469 km

from Bordeaux: 282 km

from Strasbourg: 796 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Tarascon-sur-Ariege from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 22 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Alliat, Arignac, Arnave, Bedeilhac-et-Aynat, Bompas, Bouan, Capoulet-et-Junac, Cazenave-Serres-et-Allens, Genat, Gourbit, Lapege, Larnat, Mercus-Garrabet, Miglos, Niaux, Ornolac-Ussat-les-Bains, Quie, Rabat-les-Trois-Seigneurs, Saurat, Sinsat, Surba and Ussat.

This page in French: Visiter Tarascon-sur-Ariege