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Saint-Élix-le-Château

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Haute-Garonne

Saint-Élix-le-Château - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Haute-Garonne
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The history of the town is of course linked to the castle located midway between Toulouse and Saint-Gaudens, easy access, close to junction 25 of the A64 motorway. A beautiful plaza stretches to the castle.

Geographical information

MunicipalitySaint-Élix-le-Château
Postcode31430
Latitude43.2798749 (N 43° 16’ 48”)
Longitude1.1394220 (E 1° 8’ 22”)
AltitudeFrom 222m to 244m
Surface area10.52 km²
Population765 inhabitants
Density72 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureToulouse (51 km, 35 min)
Insee code31476
IntercommunalityCC de la Louge et du Touch
DepartmentHaute-Garonne
RegionMidi-Pyrénées

Nearest cities & towns

Lafitte-Vigordane3.4 km (6 min)
Lavelanet-de-Comminges4.5 km (5 min)
Salles-sur-Garonne5 km (9 min)
Saint-Julien-sur-Garonne5.2 km (6 min)
Marignac-Lasclares5.5 km (11 min)
Peyssies6.4 km (10 min)
Gratens8.2 km (10 min)
Gensac-sur-Garonne9.2 km (12 min)
Le Fousseret9.3 km (10 min)
Rieux-Volvestre9.5 km (10 min)
Labastide-Clermont10.6 km (13 min)
Goutevernisse10.7 km (13 min)
Carbonne10.8 km (12 min)

Things to see and do

The Castle: A jewel of regional architecture, this magnificent palace was built in the 16th century for Pierre Potier de la Terrasse, Secretary Francis. Restored in the '80s, he visited between April and September under the auspices of the Tourist. Sheriffs, clerks of Parliament, archbishops have succeeded in its walls, he was also forced the remains of the unfortunate Marquis de Montespan. Lounges, fireplace, School of Fontainebleau, moldings, a marvel of architecture! The visit was exciting, you'll go back in time.

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Events and festivities

Rare Plants Expo Sale of Saint-Élix: the fourth weekend in October. Reference event since 1989, this meeting, ranked among the richest botanical exhibitions in France, brings together some sixty nursery collectors around dozens of national collections. Collectors, gardeners, journalists flock there from all over the deep south of France. There are plants from around the world as this collection of unique carnivores, but also national collections, botanical varieties almost unobtainable. Workshops, conferences, lectures on the stands, children's workshops ... A demonstration relayed by 80 media, which is visiting from Barcelona!

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Castle
Castle
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Expo rare plants (pigeon castle gardens)
Expo rare plants (pigeon castle gardens)
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Expo selling rare plants
Expo selling rare plants
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plant Expo Saint-Elix - Old Roses
plant Expo Saint-Elix - Old Roses
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Expo in Saint-Elix
Expo in Saint-Elix
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Location Map of expo plant sale
Location Map of expo plant sale
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Plants Expo in pigeon Castle (© P. Salesses)
Plants Expo in pigeon Castle (© P. Salesses)
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Expo plants - Saint-Elix
Expo plants - Saint-Elix
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Expo plant - Aloe vera - Saint-Elix
Expo plant - Aloe vera - Saint-Elix
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Expo plants - Saint-Elix
Expo plants - Saint-Elix
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Poster exhibition plants in 2013
Poster exhibition plants in 2013
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Weather

Sunday 29 march
Min. 11°C - Max. 15°C
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Monday 30 march
Min. 11°C - Max. 14°C
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Tuesday 31 march
Min. 9°C - Max. 15°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Walk to the Picon Fousseret 8 km.

Footpaths: 11 open circuits in the territory of the FCTC.

Rieux Cathedral at 9 km.

Museum Aurignacian Aurignac, 25 km (magnificent architectural heritage in this county).

Cathedral of Saint-Bertrand de Comminges 70 km.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Tour and tasting on a duck farm
Local flavoursFreeMonblanc (24 km)
Hiking discovery flora & fauna
Nature and the great outdoors25 € Castillon-de-Saint-Martory (28 km)
Quad ride in the Lauragais hills
Sports sensations60 € to 110 € Gibel (42 km)
Pastel Earth Museum
Culture and education350 € to 55 € Labège (43 km)
All-terrain bike hire on the Canal du Midi
Nature and the great outdoors20 € to 100 € Toulouse (45 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Along the waterway
Village visitIntermediate2h00Carbonne (7.2 km)
The Greenway
HikeEasy4h00La Bastide-de-Sérou (38 km)
GR 78
Village visitEasy4h00Galey (42 km)

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