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Foix and High Ariège

foix-hte-ariegeThe spine of this region is the N20 – alternately dual carriageway and 2 lane mountain road – between Foix and Andorra, passing through the towns of Tarascon and Ax-les-Thermes. This mountain area encompasses most of the famous prehistoric caves, several ski stations, two thermal spas and the Orlu natural reserve.

La Petite Auberge de Niaux

Auberge de Niaux

Traditional cuisine with contemporary flavours near the Niaux cave

Les ailes de Terresqueuse

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

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La Bourdasse in Loubens (near Foix)
3 guestrooms / table d’hôte
The Gouzy family welcomes you to their farm, located 10 minutes from Foix, where they raise Gascony cows. The 3 bedrooms each have an separate entrance in the former barn that has been beautifully renovated.


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Les granges d'Ignaux in Ignaux (near Ax-les-Thermes)
5 guestrooms / table d’hôte / English spoken
Olivier Deneuville's house and barns are in the heart of a mountain village at 1000 m altitude and have been renovated in traditional Ariège style.


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Chez les Berdé
in Unac
2 guestrooms + a studio sleeping 2
Madeleine and Jean-Claude’s typical mountain house in a rustic setting is located in a little village at 650m altitude near Ax-lesThermes


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Les Gardeilles in Ignaux (near Ax-les-Thermes)
2 guestrooms / table d’hôte / English spoken
Nicole and Jacky welcome you to their passive solar, contemporary wood-built house high above the Ax valley. Each room has own terrace with panoramic view of the Ax valley and the high peaks.

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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 small company that managed it closed on 31 December 2017 and 2018 will be a year of transition. Read more…