Vicdessos tourism and travel guide

Photo of Vicdessos in Ariege

Photo is of Grotte de Lombrives at 12 km from Vicdessos

Visit Vicdessos: highlights and tourist information

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Vicdessos 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 Vicdessos in Occitanie.

Popular places to visit nearby include Grotte de Lombrives at 12 km and Chateau de Foix at 24 km.

Vicdessos, 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 12 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Grotte de Lombrives guide
Chateau de Foix

Chateau de Foix

Castle at 24 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Chateau de Foix guide


at 24 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Foix guide


at 29 km (direction east)

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

See Ax-les-Thermes guide


at 30 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Montsegur guide


at 37 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Saint-Girons guide


at 37 km (direction north-west)

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

See Montjoie-en-Couserans guide


Most Beautiful Village at 39 km (direction west-north-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-north-east)

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

See Pamiers guide


at 42 km (direction west-north-west)

Audressein is a very small village in a picturesque river valley, visited for the...

See Audressein guide


at 47 km (direction north-west)

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

See Tourtouse guide


at 47 km (direction north-east)

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

See Mirepoix guide


Most Beautiful Village at 48 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Camon guide


at 59 km (direction north-west), in the Haute-Garonne department

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

See Cazeres guide

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

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Map of places to visit near Vicdessos


Markets in and near Vicdessos

  • Aulus-les-Bains: market Sunday - seasonal market only (13km)
  • Seix: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (26km)
  • La Bastide-de-Serou: market Thursday (27km)
  • Ax-les-Thermes: market Thursday - seasonal market only (29km)
  • Ax-les-Thermes: market Tuesday & Saturday (29km)
  • Lavelanet: market Wednesday & Friday (34km)
  • Saint-Girons: market Saturday (37km)
  • Belesta: market Tuesday & Thursday (39km)
  • Pamiers: market Tuesday & Saturday (40km)
  • Mirepoix: market Thursday & Monday (47km)

More information about Vicdessos, Midi-Pyrenees

Tourist attractions near Vicdessos, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pyrenees Ariegeoises (26km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc aux Bambous (47km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Vallée de Vicdessos (7km)
  • Cirque d'Anglade (25km)
  • Cirque du Sisca (28km)
  • Fontaine Intermittente de Fontestorbes (39km)
  • Lac des Bouillouses (47km)
  • Lac du Bouillouses (47km)

Geography and distances

Vicdessos is in the south of France at 24 kilometres from Foix, the department capital (general information: Vicdessos is 680 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Vicdessos

Canton: Vicdessos

Arrondissement: Foix

Department: Ariege

Region: Midi-Pyrenees

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 0

Distance to Vicdessos

from Foix (prefecture): 24 km

from Paris: 680 km

from Calais: 910 km

from Nice: 479 km

from Bordeaux: 283 km

from Strasbourg: 808 km

Getting here

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

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Auzat, Goulier, Illier-et-Laramade, Lercoul, Orus, Sem, Siguer and Suc-et-Sentenac.

This page in French: Visiter Vicdessos