Discover a hidden France

Join us at the
Relais Mira Peis
a boutique bed and breakfast in the heart of Occitania,
gateway to the Pyrénées Mountains

Charming guest house at the foot of the Pyrenees

Our Bed & Breakfast

Relaxed Elegance in the South-of-France, in the heart of the Ariège Pyrenees

The Relais Mira Peis is a boutique bed and breakfast in an elegant mansion dating from 1666.

In the heart of the Pyrenees and close to the Mediterranean, the medieval bastide of Mirepoix is located in the heart of the Cathar Pyrenees, 30 minutes from Montségur, 40 minutes from Carcassonne, 1 h from Toulouse, 1h20 from Andorra and Narbonne.

Our accommodations include 2 suites over 60 m2, accommodating 2 to 4 people, and 3superior rooms over 30 m2. Monumental staircase or elevator to access them. Suites feature a sitting room and bedroom.

All are authentic, with old beams, high ceilings and antique floor tiles that don’t sacrifice your comfort with: air conditioning, flat-screen TV, free wifi, king-size bed, high-quality bedding, large bathroom with bathtub plus shower, bathrobes, courtesy tray with Nespresso.

Each of them offers a unique and historical character.

Every morning, you can enjoy your buffet breakfastincluded in the price of your accommodation, served between 08:30 and 10:00 in our Ballroom. Unless you’d rather enjoy it by the pool!

Taste our local products: cheeses from our region, local charcuterie, jams and apple juice from the farm.

Our lounge bar, with its cosy atmosphere, is reserved for our B&B guests during our reception opening hours.
Check out our menu of nibbles and local soft drinks, cocktails and discover our Ariegeois gins and bourbons.

(Alcohol abuse is dangerous for your health, consume in moderation)

Private events & full buyouts

From Weddings to Corporate Events,
We are At Your Service

Whether you’re planning an association meeting, a cocktail party, a family reception (baptism, communion, wedding), or a professional event (daytime corporate seminar, residential seminar), we’ll work hand in hand to support you.

Our fully equipped rooms and our team are at your disposal to organize your events.
You will find enclosed a brochure to download showing the capacities of our rooms according to the different configurations and the scope of our services.

Available spaces

  • Full buyout of the entire mansion. This can include up to 15 overnight guests, 30-45 people as event guests, full use of our professional kitchen, formal dining room, intimate cocktail bar, interior patio, and entryway courtyard.
  • The “Ancienne Cuisine” or Historic Kitchen is a space in the original kitchen for the manor house. Today, the space is no longer used for food preparation but instead can be used as a dining or meeting space. The highlight of this room is the enormous original fireplace, complete with a weight-driven rotisserie. This room can accommodate 10-15 people.
  • The “Salle Clauzel” or Formal Dining Room is a beautiful space with floor-to-ceiling windows, terra cotta tile floor, and a working fire place. This room can accommodate up to 30 people seated.
  • The “Salle Malroc” or Room 101 is also available as a small meeting space.

About our village

Medieval History and Quaint Country Charm

The Relais Mira Peis is located in the center of the medieval town of Mirepoix, in the Ariège Department of France.

Mirepoix has been a cultural and economic center of the region since the 13th century. It is renowned for having one of the finest surviving arcaded market squares in France, dating from medieval times, and for its impressive Cathedral of St. Maurice.

Today, Mirepoix is a vibrant, enchanting town full of quintessentially French cafés, small restaurants, shops featuring local artisans, classic bakeries, cheese shops, and antique markets.
Sites you can’t miss include:
The open-air Monday Market. This market happens every Monday throughout the spring and summer months and is a local legend, filling the city center with vendors of organic produce; prepared food; artisanal cheeses, honey, and cured meats; and other specialties like handmade gifts, pottery, and baskets. Sometimes you may even find a baby goat or rabbit!
The Cathedral of St. Maurice. It boasts the second-widest Gothic arch in Europe, a massive pipe organ, and stunning stained glass. The Cathedral was restored by Eugene Viollet-le-Duc himself in the 19th century, who also restored Notre Dame de Paris and Mont Saint Michel.

Regional attractions and activities

Adventure and heritage at your fingertips

The larger region, also called Occitania or the Midi-Pyréneés, is home to several UNESCO World Heritage sites including the fortress city of Carcassonne, the industrial wonder of the Canal du Midi, and multiple routes of the famed Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage.

The region is known as the heart of the Cathares (pronounced “Kat-AHR”), a Christian Gnostic sect active between the 12th-14th centuries which were persecuted during the Albigensian Crusades. Though their story is difficult, the Cathares left incredible castles perched high on mountaintops and cliffs, known as the Châteaux cathares, which are breathtaking to visit today.

From exploring quaint market towns to magnificent historic sites to outdoor cycling and hiking adventures, the Midi-Pyrénées truly has something to offer all travelers. At the Relais Mira Peis, we are experts on local attractions and activities, and are able to provide advice or arrange anything you might be interested in, from cycling trips to wine tastings to local tours.