Culture & History

Ariège, Immerse yourself in the Cathar universe

An exceptional cultural and historical heritage

Ariège, an unmissable destination
to discover the history and art of the Cathar Pyrenees

For family outings, discoveries for enthusiasts, or for those keen on Catharism

With its captivating past, highlighted between mountain and piedmont by superb landscapes of castles, Ariège offers you the keys to understand the inner workings of Catharism.
The discovery begins in the heart of the Relais Mira Peis, then on the medieval square and bastide of Mirepoix to extend to Montsegur or Roquefixade.
The more curious ventures further, towards the famous city of Carcassonne, or on the Cathar trails of the Aude.
Less ostentatious, because buried underground, numerous prehistoric caves have helped forge the history of the region. They are to be discovered!