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The Cathare Pyrenees and the Pays d'Olmes

pyrecatharesLocated in the eastern part of the department, the Pays d'Olmes (also known as the Cathar Pyrenees) has a more mediterranean character than the rest of Ariège and features some famous Cathar sites: Montségur, Roquefixade and the beautiful medieval town of Mirepoix.

Les ailes de Terresqueuse

Explore this region from the air: the Pyrenean chain, Cathar castles, mountain lakes...

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Les Ninouninettes in Montferrier
3 guestrooms / table d’hôte / English spoken
Célia and Stéphane live in a small hamlet at 850 m elevation with an impressive view of Mont Fourcat. Celia is a wonderful storyteller with a deep knowledge of Cathar history.


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Mi-René in Lagarde
2 guestrooms / 1 gîte / table d’hôtes/ pool / bikes / English spoken
René welcomes you to his charming B&B in a restored former farmstead surrounded by a vast park and with a view of the ruins of the chateau de Lagarde.


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Serre de Marou in Montferrier
2 guestrooms / table d’hôte / English spoken
Nicole and Yves raise chickens, ducks and sheep on their farm facing the Cathar castle at Montségur, which is a 30 minute walk from the house. Non-smoking house.


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About us

From 2000 to the end of 2017 ariege.com was a site devoted to tourism in the department of Ariège. The site is minimally maintained now but you can get a flavour of this beautiful area of the Pyrenees.