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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Ariège

Surrounded by common Bompas, Mercus-Garrabet, Surbiton and Tarascon-sur-Ariege, Arignac is located 516 meters above sea level, in the heart of the Ariege valley, 14 km south of Foix, Ariege prefecture.

Ariege River and Creek Courbière are the main rivers that cross the common Arignac. The trout fishing is popular.

Arignac is a municipality in the Regional Natural Park of the Ariège Pyrenees.

Geographical information

Latitude42.8699290 (N 42° 52’ 12”)
Longitude1.5969360 (E 1° 35’ 49”)
AltitudeFrom 467m to 1371m
Surface area8.84 km²
Population735 inhabitants
Density83 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureFoix (14.7 km, 17 min)
Insee code09015
IntercommunalityCC du Pays de Tarascon

Nearest cities & towns

Quié3.3 km (6 min)
Tarascon-sur-Ariège3.7 km (8 min)
Mercus-Garrabet3.9 km (8 min)
Surba4.7 km (7 min)
Ussat5.6 km (12 min)
Bompas6.1 km (12 min)
Rabat-les-Trois-Seigneurs6.6 km (10 min)
Bédeilhac-et-Aynat6.6 km (9 min)
Niaux7 km (10 min)
Ornolac-Ussat-les-Bains7.7 km (13 min)
Alliat8 km (12 min)
Arnave8.7 km (15 min)
Gourbit8.7 km (16 min)


Clock Tower
Clock Tower
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

This part of the high Ariège is famous for the remains of prehistoric times, it is possible to visit the caves, and Prehistoric Park allows us to immerse ourselves in this period. During your stay you can also enjoy the activities in the mountains.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Visit to Laurède Mill
Nature and the great outdoors1 € to 3 € Burret (13.5 km)
Visit an Artistic Cutlery studio
Arts and CraftsFreeLa Bastide-sur-l'Hers (27 km)
Swin Golf des Oliviers
Sports sensations14 € Gaudiès (35 km)
Summer and snowshoe hikes
Sports sensations25 € Belvianes-et-Cavirac (49 km)
Quad ride in the Lauragais hills
Sports sensations60 € to 110 € Gibel (50 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
The Greenway
HikeEasy4h00La Bastide-de-Sérou (21 km)
Touyre Gorges
HikeIntermediate2h00Belloc (31 km)
Pic du Midi
HikeIntermediate3h30Roquefeuil (33 km)
The Green Line
Mountain bike itineraryIntermediate8h00Mirepoix (33 km)
Madrès Peak
HikeIntermediate3h00Roquefort-de-Sault (51 km)


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