2 visits per week, chosen by the group, are included in the program.
Go with your instructor to discover l’Ariège and practise your language with native speakers.
Préhistory and history :
Niaux cave : guided visit to one of the most famous caves with prehistorical paintings.
Castle of the Counts of Foix, jewel of the Middle Ages
Montsegur and Roquefixade castles, symbols of Cathar resistance and wonderful hiking trips.
Museums: the Prehistory Park, the Pyrene Forges, the museum of Mazeres...
Bastide of Mirepoix, a medieval fortified town with half-timbered houses over timber arcades.
Rupestrian Church of Vals, set into a rock.
Village of Saint Lizier (Romanesque cloister, bishops palace)
Small charming Romanesque churches
Grotte de Niaux
Eglise de Vals
Château cathare de Montségur
Cité médiévale de Mirepoix
Château de Foix
Hiking in the mountains, easy walks (one to three hours) with very picturesque views of the Pyrenean peaks.
Labouiche underground river
Skiing and snowshoeing in winter
Discover the Pyrenees farmhouse cheeses, Foie gras, charcuterie, honey and other regional specialities at the Friday Market or enjoy a wine tasting at a local vineyard.
For more information on the area and the access, please visit the links page.