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
Our Bed & Breakfast
Relaxed Elegance in the South-of-France
The Relais Mira Peis is a boutique bed and breakfast in an elegant mansion dating from 1666.
We are located in the historic village of Mirepoix, France, in the foothills of the Pyrénées Mountains; about 45 minutes from Carcassonne and 1.25 hours from Toulouse.
Our lodging includes both suites and rooms. Suites feature a sitting room and bedroom.
All feature high-quality king-sized beds, luxurious linens and towels, air conditioning, flat screen TV, ensuite baths with full tubs and showers, double sinks, and granite countertops. Each of our offerings has a unique, historic character all their own.
Join us for local seasonal foods, fruit, and French pastries, served every morning in our elegant dining room.
Our intimate cocktail bar space is available for the use of guests at any time of day. And, guests are invited to join us each afternoon from 5-7PM for a glass of wine from one of our local vineyards.
Private events & full buyouts
From Weddings to Corporate Events, We are At Your Service
We specialize in small, intimate, and professional events including weddings, elopements, family reunions, executive meetings, and other private parties. We will work with you to design the perfect gathering, at your budget.
- 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.