Urs tourism and travel guide

Photo of Urs in Ariege

Visit Urs: highlights and tourist information

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Urs is situated in the Ariege department and Midi-Pyrenees region (now part of the Occitanie region), in the south of France at 23 kilometres from Foix, the department capital (general information: Urs is 678 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Ax-les-Thermes at 11 km and Grotte de Lombrives at 11 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Urs, 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 Urs 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 Urs

Markets in and near Urs

  • Ax-les-Thermes: market Thursday - seasonal market only (11km)
  • Ax-les-Thermes: market Tuesday & Saturday (11km)
  • Lavelanet: market Wednesday & Friday (20km)
  • Belesta: market Tuesday & Thursday (22km)
  • Aulus-les-Bains: market Sunday - seasonal market only (32km)
  • La Bastide-de-Serou: market Thursday (36km)
  • Mirepoix: market Thursday & Monday (37km)
  • Quillan: market Wednesday & Saturday (38km)
  • Pamiers: market Tuesday & Saturday (40km)
  • Esperaza: market Thursday & Sunday (44km)

More information about Urs, Midi-Pyrenees

Tourist attractions near Urs, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Mont-Louis citadelle (Vauban fortifications) (43km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pyrenees Ariegeoises (35km)
  • Pyrenees Catalanes (42km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc aux Bambous (41km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Cirque du Sisca (20km)
  • Fontaine Intermittente de Fontestorbes (22km)
  • Vallée de Vicdessos (24km)
  • Lac des Bouillouses (32km)
  • Lac du Bouillouses (32km)
  • Gorges de la Pierre-Lys (39km)
  • Cirque d'Anglade (44km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale de Nyer (52km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Urs

Canton: Cabannes

Arrondissement: Foix

Department: Ariege

Region: Midi-Pyrenees

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 0

Distance to Urs

from Foix (prefecture): 23 km

from Paris: 678 km

from Calais: 909 km

from Nice: 460 km

from Bordeaux: 295 km

from Strasbourg: 797 km

Getting here

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

We have 25 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Albies, Appy, Aston, Aulos, Axiat, Bestiac, Caussou, Caychax, Chateau-Verdun, Garanou, Larcat, Lassur, Les Cabannes, Lordat, Luzenac, Pech, Perles-et-Castelet, Senconac, Sinsat, Tignac, Unac, Vaychis, Vebre, Verdun and Vernaux.

This page in French: Visiter Urs