Montségur

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GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

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TownMontségur
Insee code09211
Postcode09300
Latitude42.8714780
Longitude1.8337210
AltitudeFrom 630 to 2365 meters
Surface37.16 km²
Population124 inhabitants
Density3 inhabitants/km²

CLOSEST CITIES & TOWNS

Chief townFoix (at 33 km, 36 min)Villeneuve-d'Olmes at 4.1 km
DepartmentAriègeMontferrier at 4.1 km
RegionMidi-PyrénéesSearch another town

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TOWN PRESENTATION

In the foothills of the Pyrenees, the village Montségur, 900 m above sea level, located at the bottom of the valley Lasset adopt a plan of rectilinear in "cassock" meaning that all houses village are oriented to sunrise. The village of Montségur now classified village, dates from the 14th century. Originally a family settled near a spring named Orjac always. For several years the village was called for Orjac then take the name of the castle that dominates: Montségur. The village should not be confused with the Cathar village built on the peak Montségur the 13th century and has hosted half a century, the Cathar community. The "castrum" Cathar was also razed after taking Montségur and a new habitat was therefore built at the site of present village of Montségur.


SIGHTSEEING

The famous Schloss Montségur famous for its Cathar history, one of the last areas of resistance to northern barons and the pope is the major attraction of the place. From the castle you have a panoramic view of mountains and plains of the country. In the present village is the archaeological museum with objects excavated by archaeologists, this epic. Of course, the town has beautiful hiking trails accessible to all. For most athletes of great hiking trails (trail Cathar Trail fellows) who cross the town.

Detailed information
Information pointsTourist Office of Montségur
Leisure centresMuseum Historique et Archéologique
MonumentsCastle of Montségur
Natural sitesForest of the Basque

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

During the summer are offered local festivals, exhibitions of paintings and sculptures, concerts and garage sale.


ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

Fontaine intermittent Fontestorbes.

Lake Montbel.

Bastide of Mirepoix.

Castles Roquefixade, Foix, Puivert Lagarde.

Abbaye de Camon.

Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Nomadic Trapper and White Fang adventure breakNature and the outdoors169 €Les Cabannes (15.5 km)
Mountain break, snowshoeingNature and the outdoorsFrom 155 € to 496 €Ax-les-Thermes (16.8 km)
Night in an igloo and snowshoeingSports sensationsFrom 89 € to 165 €Ax-les-Thermes (16.8 km)
Hike in the Ariège mountainsNature and the outdoorsFrom 20 € to 25 €Ax-les-Thermes (17 km)

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WEATHER

Wednesday 23 July
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Min. 6°C - Max. 21°C
Thursday 24 July
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Friday 25 July
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RESTAURANTS

 
French cuisine restaurantLes Sapins  
9.2
Nalzen
At the edge of a beautiful forest, between the castle of Montsegur and Roquefixade, pause gourmande in Cathar country. The hostel Les Sapins invites you to dine in a relaxed and family....
Located 6.7 km from Montségur34 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLe Chalet  
9.1
Ax-les-Thermes
Le Chalet this is primarily a warm and friendly atmosphere at an exceptional service. In the heart of the Pyrenees and close to the spa town of Ax-les-baths, the discover card offers...
Located 16.8 km from Montségur31 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
House with 4 bedroomsDomaine du Hameau Baylesse     NEW
Saint-Jean-d'Aigues-Vives
At the heart of the Pyrenean Mountains, on the Castle Road, 15 minutes from Montsegur or small medieval town of Mirepoix, the area of the hamlet baylesse welcomes you in one of its...
Located 6.6 km from MontségurFrom 65 € to 115 € the double room 
Villa with 5 bedroomsBienvenue au bord de l'Hers    
9.4
Lesparrou
3 guest rooms and cottages with pool in a large park between forest and mountain at 450 m altitude in the Ariège Pyrenees on the way to Montsegur Cathars-Foix-Roquefixade. Andorra at...
Located 8.4 km from Montségur54 € the double room 
House with 3 bedroomsLa bruyere chez martine    
9.6
Appy
Chez Martine, you will discover the warmth, friendliness, good living in a house of character situated in a small mountain village. Another way to discover France the 'Bed & Breakfast'...
Located 12.2 km from Montségur52 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
House for 8 personsMaison pour 2-8 en Village Historique  
9.4
Montségur
A terraced house, 200 years old, recently renovated, retaining most of its original features, situated in the village center. Beautiful mountain views with the famous castle of Montsegur....
Located in MontségurFrom 350 € to 550 € per week 
House for 23 personsGites et loisirs de montagne
Comus
Stopover ideal for hikers and nature lovers wild. Free management or half board, Your Step after a day walking or biking.
Located 7.9 km from Montségur 
House for 15 personsBienvenue au bord de l'Hers  
9.6
Lesparrou
Single-storey cottage at the entrance of the property. Enter. Kitchen. Cellier. Dining room with 2 sofa beds. 1 large bedroom with 2 people, 1 child bed, large wardrobe, en-suite bathroom...
Located 8.5 km from MontségurFrom 300 € to 450 € per week 

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CAMPSITES

 
23 places over 0,5 haDomaine résidentiel de la mare aux fées    
9.7
Roquefeuil
Want to escape the city, pollution, stress and everyday problems ? Camping La Mare aux Fees invites travelers to have a good time and relax in the Pyrenean Mountains. Here, nature and...
Located 14.4 km from Montségur17.50 € per day 
243 places over 6 haSunêlia Le Malazéou    
8.2
Savignac-les-Ormeaux
At 700 meters at the entrance to the resort of Ax-Les-Thermes in the Ariège, the campsite Sunêlia The Malazéou open all year except in November, on a site of six hectares hilly and...
Located 15.9 km from MontségurFrom 18.50 € to 28.50 € per day 
56 places over 1,5 haLe roc del rey    
9.1
Belloc
Our campsite welcomes you in a wild, in the heart of an oak grove where you can enjoy breathtaking views over the surrounding countryside and the majestic Pyrenees. You will be charmed...
Located 17.3 km from MontségurFrom 7.80 € to 9 € per day 

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HOTELS

Hotel le Castrum - Hotel in MontségurHotel le Castrum     
9.2
Villeneuve-d'Olmes
Le Castrum is situated in the heart of the Cathar country, just 10 minutes from Montsegur Castle. With views of the Pyrenees, it offers spacious accommodation and a seasonal outdoor...
Located 4.7 km from MontségurRoom from 95 €
Hôtel Castel d'Olmes - Hotel in MontségurHôtel Castel d'Olmes     
6.5
Laroque-d'Olmes
Situated in the village of Laroque d'Olmes, Hôtel Castel d'Olmes offers en suite accommodation with free Wi-Fi as well as a fitness room, a children’s playground and an outdoor swimming...
Located 10.3 km from MontségurRoom from 45 €
Hotel Bayle - Hotel in MontségurHotel Bayle     
7
Belcaire
Hotel Bayle is located in the village of Belcaire, in the Pyrenees Region. It offers en-suite accommodation with free Wi-Fi access and a TV. Guests can enjoy traditional and regional...
Located 11.8 km from MontségurRoom from 48 €

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Hôtel-Restaurant Eychenne
The Hôtel Eychenne is located in the scenic Pyrenees town of Saint-Girons. The hotel’s antique decorated guestrooms have TV and free Wi-Fi. Guests can...
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