Pic du Tarbésou

 © Pic du Tarbésou 

21 March 2024  |  Tourism

Ariège in the Pyrenees, in the heart of nature

Ariège is nestled in the heart of the French Pyrenees and is a popular and charming destination that appeals to travelers in search of authenticity. Between the peaks, the villages, and its historical heritage, Ariège offers a unique experience.

In the heart of nature

Ariège is a land of adventure for nature lovers. Its wild and preserved landscapes offer a multitude of outdoor activities, whether for hikers or lovers of quiet walks.

The most beautiful peaks to discover in Ariège

1 - Pic Crabère (2.630m). 2 - Mont Valier (2,838m). 3 - Pique Rouge de Bassiès (2,676m). 4 - Pic de Tristagne (2,878m). 5 - Pica d’Estats (3,143m) and Montcalm peak (3,070m). 6 - The Pic de Tarbésou and the Étangs de Rabassoles.

Pic du Tarbésou

 © Pic du Tarbésou 

For hiking enthusiasts, these are the peaks to discover and do in a lifetime. They will find marked trails with family walks in the green valleys or hikes with more technical climbs for experienced hikers.

Mont Valier

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A cultural heritage

Ariège is rich in a significant historical and cultural heritage. Over the centuries, the region has been the scene of many significant events, leaving a precious legacy. Perched castles dot the Ariège landscape such as the Château de Montségur, a mecca of Cathar history and one of the most emblematic sites in the region, proudly dominating the valley and offering a journey through time to discover a mysterious era. Discover the picturesque villages of Ariège with narrow streets and stone houses, such as: Saint-Lizier, Seix, Tourtouse, Saint-Martin-d'Oydes, Camon, Le Carla-Bayle and Sentein.

Authentic gastronomy A gastronomy Discover the local gastronomy in the image of the region, authentic and generous with its Bethemale cheese, Ariège ham, Pyrénées honey, apple crisp... and other Ariège specialties that will awaken the taste buds. Ariège is a region apart where time seems to have stood still.

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Amélie Roca

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