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Le Pla

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Ariège

Limitrophe of the Pyrenees-Orientales, the small commune of Pla takes place in Occitania, in the department of Ariège. This village of fifty inhabitants is located at 1 000 meters of altitude, in the Donezan, about twenty kilometers of Axat and Formiguères.

A charming town, Le Pla is known for a long time in the region to be at the crossroads of all the roads of the country of Donezan. The site has retained its former aspect with houses with the typical architecture of this part of the Pyrenees. In the surroundings, nature dominates, preserved and authentic. Lovers of outdoor living and mountain landscapes will be seduced by the surroundings of Pla.

Passing through this village, you will only appreciate the calm atmosphere and the warm welcome of the inhabitants.

Geographical information

MunicipalityLe Pla
Tourism label
Latitude42.7156470 (N 42° 42’ 56”)
Longitude2.0809100 (E 2° 4’ 51”)
AltitudeFrom 983m to 2431m
Surface area12.97 km²
Population55 inhabitants
Density4 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureFoix (74 km, 1h16)
Insee code09230
IntercommunalityCC du Donezan
TerritoryMidi-Pyrénées, Pyrenees

Nearest cities & towns

Artigues1.6 km (4 min)
Rouze2.3 km (4 min)
Le Puch2.4 km (5 min)
Mijanès3.4 km (6 min)
Carcanières3.4 km (6 min)
Quérigut3.4 km (5 min)
Fontanès-de-Sault8.6 km (16 min)
Campagna-de-Sault10.3 km (22 min)
Escouloubre11.9 km (20 min)
Puyvalador13.3 km (21 min)
Aunat14.1 km (25 min)
Fontrabiouse15.1 km (24 min)
Réal16 km (24 min)
Rodome16.2 km (28 min)
Le Bousquet16.6 km (26 min)

Things to see and do

The small church of Pla, white, reveals an architecture characteristic of this region of the Pyrenees and deserves to be dwelled a few moments. In the village, you can also see a stele set up at the Laurenti refuge, which pays tribute to the Resistance.

Not far from here, between 1,500 and 2,000 meters above sea level, the sportiest will enjoy the proximity to the ski resort of Mijanès-Donezan, opened in the 1960s. Familiar, it attracts more and more Lovers of nature and authenticity with its small size. It is a snow-covered site where you can practice cross-country skiing, cross-country skiing, sledding or snowshoeing.

Several marked hiking trails surround the village of Pla and allow to appreciate the local fauna and flora.

Places of interest

Leisure centres

Events and festivities

In early August, the village offers a beer festival with entertainment.

In mid-August, the Talents du Donezan will allow you to perform on stage to demonstrate your artistic skills.

A party with concerts and entertainment is offered every August 15th. For the occasion, a volleyball tournament and a meal are also organized.


Station Mijanès-Donezan, overview
Station Mijanès-Donezan, overview
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Friday 20 october
Min. 13°C - Max. 21°C
Saturday 21 october
Min. 11°C - Max. 21°C
Sunday 22 october
Min. 10°C - Max. 16°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Horse ride in the mountains
Nature and the great outdoors15 € to 65 € Matemale (15.1 km)
Electric mountain bike hire at the Col de La Llose
Nature and the great outdoors10 € to 32 € La Llagonne (21 km)
Introduction to laser biathlon
Sports sensations33 € to 36 € La Llagonne (21 km)
Fly fishing at the heart of the Catalan Pyrenees
Nature and the great outdoors95 € to 375 € Bolquère (23 km)
Tour of the Canalettes caves
Nature and the great outdoors6 € to 10 € Villefranche-de-Conflent (27 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Madrès Peak
HikeIntermediate3h00Roquefort-de-Sault (10.1 km)
Pic du Midi
HikeIntermediate3h30Roquefeuil (13.6 km)
The Lakes of Nohèdes
HikeAthletic7h30Nohèdes (19.9 km)
The Carança Gorges
HikeAthletic3h30Thuès-Entre-Valls (24 km)
Along the Bohère Canal
HikeEasy1h30Prades (30 km)


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