City Mirepoix located in the heart of Cathar lands, was rebuilt according to the regular plan houses after extensive flooding in 1289. Instead retained its original structure and medieval. You can observe timbered houses on wooden galleries. Mirepoix is famous for the Maison des Consuls ornate carved wood pieces and the Saint-Maurice and its nave of impressive size (22 meters wide).
Artistic creations based on puppet art for children and grown-ups From 7th to 10th August 2014
ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND
A few kilometers you can find the church of Vals. It is a rock Carolingian church, a unique monument, which is one of the most curious of the Ariege sanctuaries. It was carved into the rock using access as a natural fault in the rock. The church consists of three floors and the apse and the choir are decorated with remarkable Romanesque frescoes of the 11th century. These frescoes certainly contribute to the church of Vals one of the most visited shrines Ariege.
Direction Olmes in Roquefort-les-Cascades. About thirty feet high, cascades produced an exceptional phenomenon: a tufa. Very beautiful landscape and scenery to discover.
Visit the charming fortified village of Camon, his surprising Benedictine priory, or follow along with a passionate guide, the trail that leads to the discovery of dry stone huts on the hills above the village.
The castle of Montsegur, near Montferrier, which is the busy center of Catharism, a symbol of the strength of any one country to the Crusader invaders. You have to climb a trail. Halfway you must pay the price of the tour. After some extra effort, you will reach the summit provides a panorama of the entire Plantaurel Soularac and the Pic Saint-Barthélemy. But it is the castle itself, which will amaze you.