Beautiful Places You Must Visit in Ariege
The perfect French road trip destination, the region is awash with natural beauty, history and fairytale-inspiring medieval villages.
If you are planning a holiday to the Midi-Pyrenees in the southwest of France, here is a small taste of why the Ariege region should not be missed.
Chateaux de Foix – Foix Castle
Chateaux de Foix is one of the last remaining intact castles in the Ariege, a perfect starting point for exploring other Cathar Castles in the region.
Medieval Town of Foix
The original medieval town weaves a beautiful web of tiny streets to be explored filled with traditional restaurants and boulangerie’s, guest houses and boutique stores.
The abbey has been a private residence since the French revolution, and now, part of the ancient building is a beautiful hotel and restaurant.
There are a number of organized beaches offering supervised swimming during the peak summer months, restaurants and bars, a sailing school and plenty of water sports activities.
Lagarde was initially built as a medieval fortress in the 10th century. Over time, it was expanded as a renaissance palace, eventually becoming a classical home, a factory, and even a storehouse.
You will find incredible local produce and regional delicacies such as the regions famed foie gras and confit de canard, saucisson, and locally made cheeses.
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