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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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Nathalie’s Barns in Vicdessos 
2 gîtes, sleeping 6 and 5, each with 3 bedrooms
A warm and cozy ambience in the Vicdessos valley where Nathalie and Jean-Luc raise cows and sheep. You can purchase produce from their farm.


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Gîte de Cumminges in Foix
sleeps 4-5 / 2 bedrooms
Traditional stone cottage in mountain hamlet at 900 m altitude set in tranquil flower meadows and forest – stunning views. Splendid isolation just 15 min drive from Foix.



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Gîtes et chalets du Quié in Les Cabannes
sleep 4-6
Gîtes and chalets on a farm below the Plateau de Beille. In winter you can cross-country ski on the plateau (largest x-country ski domain in the Pyrenees) and in summer go up to see the cows grazing and meet the farmer.


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Gîtes "la Maison" and "la Grange" in Montoulieu
sleep 2 / 1 bedroom & 4-5 / 2 bedrooms
2 gîtes in the owners' large residence located in a small village 8 km from Foix.

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