Varilhes tourism and travel guide

Photo of Varilhes in Ariege

Photo is of Pamiers at 8 km from Varilhes

Visit Varilhes: highlights and tourist information

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Varilhes 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 Varilhes in Occitanie.

Popular places to visit nearby include Pamiers at 8 km and Foix at 9 km.

Varilhes, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 8 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Pamiers guide


at 9 km (direction south-south-west)

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

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Chateau de Foix

Chateau de Foix

Castle at 9 km (direction south-south-west)

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

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at 21 km (direction east)

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

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Grotte de Lombrives

Grotte de Lombrives

Cave at 25 km (direction south)

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

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at 25 km (direction south-east)

In Montsegur be sure to visit the cathar castle with its lovely far-reaching views...

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Most Beautiful Village at 28 km (direction east)

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

See Camon guide


at 38 km (direction west)

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

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at 40 km (direction west)

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

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at 40 km (direction south-south-east)

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

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Most Beautiful Village at 40 km (direction west)

A small village in the Natural Regional Park of the Ariege Pyrenees, Saint-Lizier is...

See Saint-Lizier guide


at 40 km (direction north-east), in the Aude department

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

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at 41 km (direction west)

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

See Tourtouse guide


at 42 km (direction west-north-west), in the Haute-Garonne department

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

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Map of places to visit near Varilhes


Markets in and near Varilhes

  • Pamiers: market Tuesday & Saturday (9km)
  • La Bastide-de-Serou: market Thursday (17km)
  • Mirepoix: market Thursday & Monday (21km)
  • Saverdun: market Friday (21km)
  • Lavelanet: market Wednesday & Friday (22km)
  • Mazeres: market Thursday (23km)
  • Belesta: market Tuesday & Thursday (30km)
  • Lezat-sur-Leze: market Saturday (34km)
  • Auterive: market Friday (36km)
  • Aulus-les-Bains: market Sunday - seasonal market only (37km)

More information about Varilhes, Midi-Pyrenees

Tourist attractions near Varilhes, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pyrenees Ariegeoises (17km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc aux Bambous (15km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Fontaine Intermittente de Fontestorbes (30km)
  • Vallée de Vicdessos (40km)
  • Cirque d'Anglade (50km)

Geography and distances

Varilhes is in the south of France at 9 kilometres from Foix, the department capital (general information: Varilhes is 648 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Varilhes

Canton: Varilhes

Arrondissement: Pamiers

Department: Ariege

Region: Midi-Pyrenees

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 0

Distance to Varilhes

from Foix (prefecture): 9 km

from Paris: 648 km

from Calais: 879 km

from Nice: 462 km

from Bordeaux: 266 km

from Strasbourg: 777 km

Getting here

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

We have 14 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Artix, Benagues, Coussa, Crampagna, Dalou, Gudas, Loubieres, Rieux-de-Pelleport, Saint-Bauzeil, Saint-Felix-de-Rieutord, Saint-Jean-de-Verges, Saint-Jean-du-Falga, Segura and Verniolle.

This page in French: Visiter Varilhes