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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Ariège

Saurat is a great town, it extends over the entire Saurat Valley to the Port of Bédeilhac Pass. There are 150 years, the municipality had almost 7,000 inhabitants, it is now home to nearly 680 !

In the past, there were many small industries (quarries, mines...), as well as farms. Gradually, all that disappeared with the arrival of modern times. It remains today a workshop where they produce " white gold " of Saurat. It is a stone which is converted into files for sharpening knives.

Geographical information

Latitude42.8771510 (N 42° 52’ 38”)
Longitude1.5382560 (E 1° 32’ 18”)
AltitudeFrom 621m to 1941m
Surface area44.29 km²
Population680 inhabitants
Density15 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureFoix (22 km, 22 min)
Insee code09280
IntercommunalityCC du Pays de Tarascon

Nearest cities & towns

Bédeilhac-et-Aynat2.6 km (4 min)
Surba4.6 km (7 min)
Rabat-les-Trois-Seigneurs6.4 km (9 min)
Quié7.4 km (11 min)
Tarascon-sur-Ariège8.2 km (12 min)
Gourbit9 km (19 min)
Arignac9.1 km (13 min)
Ussat10 km (17 min)
Mercus-Garrabet11 km (13 min)
Bompas11.1 km (17 min)
Niaux11.4 km (15 min)
Ornolac-Ussat-les-Bains12.1 km (18 min)
Alliat12.9 km (19 min)

Things to see and do

In the village, you discover pretty doors of houses.

The GRP Tour of the Three Lords runs the town.

Places of interest

Natural sites

Events and festivities

A Saurat, there are many festivities!

Annual fairs, well known in July and August. But also the "Festen'Oc" that attracts many visitors.

In August, for 4 days, the village festival, and autumn the apple festival.

Then there are regular garage sales, flower markets and folk festival.

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Numerous possibilities for walks or hikes. On foot, we find many traces of the past, ruins, ancient paved paths, walls.

One can climb the peaks, from which one has a wonderful view of the south of the Pyrenees chain and the plain to the north Toulouse.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Guided fishing in the Ariege Pyrenees
Nature and the great outdoors28 € to 190 € Foix (11.4 km)
Mountain break, snowshoeing
Nature and the great outdoors155 € to 496 € Ax-les-Thermes (30 km)
Hike in the Ariège mountains
Nature and the great outdoors20 € to 25 € Ax-les-Thermes (30 km)
Swin Golf des Oliviers
Sports sensations14 € Gaudiès (36 km)
Quad ride in the Lauragais hills
Sports sensations60 € to 110 € Gibel (50 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
The Greenway
HikeEasy4h00La Bastide-de-Sérou (17.6 km)
Touyre Gorges
HikeIntermediate2h00Belloc (35 km)
The Green Line
Mountain bike itineraryIntermediate8h00Mirepoix (36 km)
Pic du Midi
HikeIntermediate3h30Roquefeuil (38 km)
Gr 78
Village visitEasy4h00Galey (51 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals