Mas d’Azil and its surroundings

The Mas d’Azil cave:

50 minutes from the Ariège évasion campsite, cross the Lèze valley and join a winding road which takes you through the cave by car. It may be unique in Europe!  

The cave has always sheltered men. Numerous remains of habitats have been inventoried there. Azilien has become the name of a period of prehistory.

14,000 years ago the reindeer began to give way to the deer. An industry of carved stones and bones is organized in the cave.

1.5 km from the cave, deepen your culture by joining the prehistory museum where you will discover exceptional works as well as the most notable reproduction of the decorated thruster called "fawn with birds", considered one of the masterpieces of Paleolithic art.

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Around the cave:


A stone's throw from the cave. Dive into the discovery of the living world, from the origin of time until tomorrow! Thanks to a nature trail designed for adventure , the history of fauna and flora in a fun and scientific way Xploria was designed to have fun learning the history of a heritage that is both universal and local: biodiversity.

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18th century pharmacy in St-Lizier:

About twenty kilometers from the cave, head towards Saint-Lizier and its Bishops' Palace to discover one of the oldest pharmacies in France dating from the 18th century.

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For thrill-seekers Elastic jump:

You want to overcome the fear of heights Elastic Jump is here for you. Bungee jump in complete safety in a unique setting in the world!

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Elastic Jump.

Montfa for climbing addicts. A unique bouldering spot on sandstone. Cafma link

Road cycling: there is more than just the Tour de France in Ariège