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GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

 

CLOSEST CITIES & TOWNS

TownSemVicdessos at 1.6 km
Insee code09286Orus at 1.8 km
Postcode09220Goulier at 1.8 km
Latitude42.7683460Lercoul at 2.2 km
Longitude1.5187290Illier-et-Laramade at 2.8 km
AltitudeFrom 825 to 2042 metersAuzat at 3.2 km
Surface5.22 km²Suc-et-Sentenac at 3.8 km
Population31 inhabitantsSiguer at 3.8 km
Density5 inhabitants/km²Gestiès at 4.5 km
Chief townFoix (at 35 km, 36 min)Lapège at 5.8 km
DepartmentAriègeCapoulet-et-Junac at 6.4 km
RegionMidi-PyrénéesSearch another town

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TOWN PRESENTATION

The village of Sem in Vicdessos Valley, lies at the foot of Ganchette peak at about 1000 m altitude. The village's history is intertwined with that of mine rancid. Iron mine, operated for nearly two millennia, a low furnace discovered some years ago shows that it operated in the 3rd century. The mine, which the count of Foix gave the enjoyment of ore miners, operated until 1930.

Today the village has only about 25 permanent residents, but summer is filled with festivities organized by various associations and the municipality.


SIGHTSEEING

If we can always take to walk the Way of the mines, it is not possible to enter the galleries are closed to visitors. But the bravest can always go to the "Trench" area of ​​the first open pit at the top of the peak of Ganchette accessible by the GR10. The less courageous can stop at the village where a small "museum" (for mayor) preserves the memory of the mine.

Sem is also known for its "dolmen" which is a stone erratic left by the glacier Bassiès there are just over 10,000 years.


EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

Evening of theater, organized by the Movement in Sem second half of July.

Blues Festival, organized by Love Blues in Sem in August.


ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

Sem may also be the starting point of hiking for the day-trip to the neck or Rizoul Grail or to the village in the valley of Lercoul Siguer.

Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Nomadic Trapper and White Fang adventure breakNature and the outdoors169 €Les Cabannes (13.7 km)
Mountain break, snowshoeingNature and the outdoorsFrom 155 € to 496 €Ax-les-Thermes (27 km)
Night in an igloo and snowshoeingSports sensationsFrom 89 € to 165 €Ax-les-Thermes (27 km)
Hike in the Ariège mountainsNature and the outdoorsFrom 20 € to 25 €Ax-les-Thermes (27 km)

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WEATHER

Thursday 31 July
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Friday 1 August
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Saturday 2 August
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RESTAURANTS

 
French cuisine restaurantLa Petite Auberge de Niaux  
8.8
Niaux
A few minutes from the cave of Niaux La Petite Auberge de Niaux discover a charming address in the heart of the Ariege. After 20 years in Canada, Georges Cecconi will prepare with great...
Located 7.7 km from Sem33 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
Villa with 5 bedroomsLes Villas d'Onost    
9.2
Auzat
Nestled in lush greenery at the foot of Montcalm (roof of the Ariege to 3077 m alt.) In a Regional Natural Park, Onost of the Villas at Auzat welcome you for all holidays, summer and...
Located 2.8 km from SemFrom 50 € to 65 € the double room 
House with 4 bedroomsLa pommeraie    
9
Capoulet-et-Junac
In the heart of the Pyrenees National Park and ideally located between the plate and beille Goulier and near AX les Thermes and Pas de la Casa, you can relax with the seasons indulging...
Located 5.3 km from SemFrom 55 € to 90 € the double room 
Farm with 4 bedroomsChambres et Table d'hôtes Bourgaille    
9.4
Saurat
A little verdant road leads to this former farmstead which was built in 1850. It's southfacing and situated at 800 m elevation. The valley of Saurat is a wonderfull place to be, with...
Located 12.6 km from SemFrom 42 € to 63 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
House for 6 personsLou grani, gîte avec SPA privé  
9.2
Illier-et-Laramade
Old house in the hamlet, quiet and tranquility along the river. Tastefully decorated, a touch of modern, warm colors to keep the authenticity of the place. Comfortable, flat screen...
Located 2.8 km from SemFrom 380 € to 610 € per week 
House for 8 personsLa forge d'Espy gîte avec SPA privé
Illier-et-Laramade
Old forge eighteenth along the river on 1500 m ² of wooded and fleuri. Dans village, away tranquility and calm. SPA private room accessible from the living room. Free access included...
Located 3.7 km from SemFrom 560 € to 910 € per week 
House for 6 personsAu gré du vent
Ornolac-Ussat-les-Bains
Charming house cl. 120m², facing south, stunning mountain. 5pieces: 3 bedrooms (2 beds double, single 2lits) - kitchen, living room, 3 wc 2 bathrooms, dressing. Comfort Washing machine,...
Located 11.6 km from SemFrom 300 € to 560 € per week 

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CAMPSITES

 
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 25 km from SemFrom 18.50 € to 28.50 € per day 
94 places over 3 haL'arize    
9.7
La Bastide-de-Sérou
Dominique, Brigitte, Cédric andHélène reserve a warm welcome at their friendly little family campsite which is located in a peaceful and gorgeous beauty spot where you will make the...
Located 27 km from Sem 
136 places over 3 haCamping le haut salat ***    
8.8
Seix
In an exceptional site at the foot of the mountain with direct access to the River Salat (trout fishing), this family campsite seduce the most demanding. Heated pool and a warm wel...
Located 28 km from Sem18.50 € per day 

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HOTELS

Hôtel Thermal du Parc - Hotel in SemHôtel Thermal du Parc     
7.2
Ornolac-Ussat-les-Bains
Hôtel Thermal du Parc is located at the thermal resort of Ussat-les-Bains, on the banks of the River Ariege. It has a restaurant, indoor pool and tennis court. Rooms at the hotel each...
Located 10.4 km from SemRoom from 45 €
Le Manoir d'Agnes - Hotel in SemLe Manoir d'Agnes     
8.9
Tarascon-sur-Ariège
Le Manoir D'agnes is located in the Pyrénées village of Tarascon-sur-Ariège. It offers air-conditioned guest rooms, each with a private bathroom, flat-screen TV, as well as free Wi-Fi...
Located 10.8 km from SemRoom from 112 €
Hotel Confort - Hotel in SemHotel Confort     
8
Tarascon-sur-Ariège
The Hotel Confort is located in the heart of the Pyrénées Ariégeoises in the historic city centre of Tarascon-sur-Ariège. The hotel offers free Wi-Fi and free parking for 5 cars, bikes...
Located 11.3 km from SemRoom 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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Domaine de la Vallée d'Ax
Located in Ax-les-Thermes, residence Domaine de la Vallée d'Ax is just 20 km from Andorra. It offers modern studios and apartments,...
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