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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 magnificent esplanade in front of 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
Population777 inhabitants
Density73 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

Expo Sale Rare Plants of Saint-Elix: the fourth weekend of October. Benchmark event since 1989, this meeting, listed among the richest botanical exhibitions in France, brings together sixty nursery collectors around dozens of national collections. Knowledgeable collectors, gardeners, journalists flock there from all the deep south of France. It contains plants from around the world as this unique collection carnivores in the world but also national collections, botanical varieties virtually found. Workshops, lectures, talks on the stands, workshops children... An event relayed by 80 media, which has just to visit from Barcelona! The exhibition sale of rare plants Saint-Élix-le-Château takes place in "Les Jardins du Pigeonnier", a building of the seventeenth century, built at the request of the Marquis de Montespan. The pigeon is adjacent to the Renaissance castle built in the sixteenth by Pierre Potier Lord of Terrace, secretary of Francis. Info at the Tourist Office on +33 5 61 87 94 40.

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Expo rare plants (gardens of the castle dovecote)
Expo rare plants (gardens of the castle dovecote)
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Castle
Castle
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Expo sale of rare plants
Expo sale of rare plants
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Plant Expo Saint- Elix - old Roses
Plant Expo Saint- Elix - old Roses
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St. Élix Expo
St. Élix Expo
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Map of the expo plant sale
Map of the expo plant sale
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plants Expo at Castle dovecote (© P. Salesses)
plants Expo at Castle dovecote (© P. Salesses)
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Exhibition of plants - Saint- Elix
Exhibition of plants - Saint- Elix
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Expo plant - Aloe vera - Saint- Elix
Expo plant - Aloe vera - Saint- Elix
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Exhibition of plants - Saint- Elix
Exhibition of plants - Saint- Elix
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Displays plants expo 2013
Displays plants expo 2013
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Display expo 2014
Display expo 2014
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Weather

Monday 3 august
Min. 17°C - Max. 31°C
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Tuesday 4 august
Min. 16°C - Max. 23°C
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Wednesday 5 august
Min. 17°C - Max. 32°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Walk to the Picon Fousseret 8 km.

Hiking trails: 11 open circuits in the territory of the FCTC.

Rieux Cathedral at 9 km.

Museum of the Aurignacian in Aurignac, 25 km.

Cathedral of Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges at 70 km.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Tour and tasting on a duck farm
Local flavoursFreeMonblanc (24 km)
Fauna & flora discovery hike
Nature and the great outdoors25 € Castillon-de-Saint-Martory (28 km)
Quad ride in the Lauragais hills
Sports sensations60 € to 110 € Gibel (42 km)
Terre de Pastel woad 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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