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Vira tourism and travel guide

Photo of Vira in Ariege

Photo is of Mirepoix at 10 km from Vira

Visit Vira: highlights and tourist information

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Vira is situated in the Ariege department and Occitanie region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Mirepoix at 10 km and Pamiers at 14 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Vira, 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 Vira in Occitanie.

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

Mirepoix

Mirepoix

at 10 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Mirepoix guide
Pamiers

Pamiers

at 14 km (direction west-north-west)

The largest town in Ariege, Pamiers has several notable...

See Pamiers guide
Foix

Foix

at 15 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Foix guide
Chateau de Foix

Chateau de Foix

Castle at 16 km (direction west-south-west)

The chateau de Foix is an impressive medieval castle...

See Chateau de Foix guide
 
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Camon

Camon

Most Beautiful Village at 17 km (direction east)

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

See Camon guide
Montsegur

Montsegur

at 21 km (direction south-south-east)

In Montsegur be sure to visit the cathar castle...

See Montsegur guide
Grotte de Lombrives

Grotte de Lombrives

Cave at 28 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Grotte de Lombrives guide
Castelnaudary

Castelnaudary

at 34 km (direction north-east), in the Aude department

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

See Castelnaudary guide
Ax-les-Thermes

Ax-les-Thermes

at 37 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Ax-les-Thermes guide
Limoux

Limoux

at 38 km (direction east), in the Aude department

The small town of Limoux is best visited in late spring...

See Limoux guide
Gorges de l'Aude

Gorges de l'Aude

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

The Gorges de l'Aude are a scenic highlight to explore...

See Gorges de l'Aude guide
Quillan

Quillan

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

Be sure to take a stroll through Quillan as...

See Quillan guide
Alet-les-Bains

Alet-les-Bains

at 41 km (direction east), in the Aude department

The abbey ruins are the most imposing monument in Alet-les-Bains but...

See Alet-les-Bains guide
La Pomarede

La Pomarede

at 42 km (direction north-north-east), in the Aude department

Very tiny so don't travel for ages to get here...

See La Pomarede guide

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

Map of places to visit near Vira

 
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Markets in and near Vira

  • Mirepoix: market Thursday & Monday (10km)
  • Pamiers: market Tuesday & Saturday (15km)
  • Lavelanet: market Wednesday & Friday (15km)
  • Belesta: market Tuesday & Thursday (22km)
  • Mazeres: market Thursday (23km)
  • Saverdun: market Friday (25km)
  • La Bastide-de-Serou: market Thursday (27km)
  • Castelnaudary: market Monday all day (33km)
  • Bram: market Wednesday (36km)
  • Limoux: market Friday all day (37km)

More information about Vira, Midi-Pyrenees

Tourist attractions near Vira, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pyrenees Ariegeoises (27km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc aux Bambous (11km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Fontaine Intermittente de Fontestorbes (22km)
  • Gorges de la Pierre-Lys (44km)
  • Vallée de Vicdessos (45km)
 
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Geography and distances

Vira is in the south of France at 15 kilometres from Foix, the department capital (general information: Vira is 647 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Vira

Canton: Varilhes

Arrondissement: Pamiers

Department: Ariege

Region: Midi-Pyrenees

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 0

Distance to Vira

from Foix (prefecture): 15 km

from Paris: 647 km

from Calais: 878 km

from Nice: 451 km

from Bordeaux: 273 km

from Strasbourg: 770 km

Getting here

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

We have 15 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Arvigna, Calzan, Coutens, Dun, Les Issards, Les Pujols, Malleon, Manses, Rieucros, Segura, Teilhet, Tourtrol, Vals, Ventenac and Vivies.

This page in French: Visiter Vira

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