Mirepoix, the Cathar Pyrenees

45 minutes by car from the Ariège évasion campsite discover Mirepoix, a superb medieval city.

Located in the heart of Ariège, Mirepoix is ​​a charming medieval bastide which will seduce you with its rich heritage and its green natural setting. As you stroll through its picturesque streets, you will discover many architectural treasures, such as the 14th century grain market, the Place des Couverts with its wooden arcades, and the fortress-like Saint-Maurice Cathedral.

Mirepoix is ​​also famous for its local produce market, which is held every Monday morning. There you will find a wide variety of local products, such as fresh fruit and vegetables, cheese, honey, and cold meats. This is the ideal opportunity to taste the authentic flavors of Ariège.

Around Mirepoix, you will not lack things to discover such as the village of Camon, classified among the most beautiful villages in France, Camon charms with its blond stone houses and flowered streets.

Whether you are a lover of history, nature, or gastronomy, Mirepoix and its surroundings will satisfy you.

Here are some ideas for activities for your stay:

  • Visit the medieval town of Mirepoix and its market for local products.
  • Push open the door of the cathedral... You will be struck by its vast nave, 22 m wide, testimony to a typically southern Gothic style. With such proportions, it is the second single-nave church in Europe. A feat which dates from 1298 and which continues to dazzle us with the feeling of grandeur which emanates from it.
  • Go hiking on the scenic trails in the surrounding area.
  • Stroll through the charming streets of the village of Camon.

Don't wait any longer and come discover Mirepoix and its surroundings!

Useful information :

  • Mirepoix tourist office: https://www.pyreneescathares.com/
  • Dining: You will find many restaurants in Mirepoix, offering traditional French cuisine and local specialties.