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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Ariège

Town of Ariege, Vicdessos is a small village of just over 600 inhabitants that lies between 652 and 1585 meters and covers almost 600 hectares in the Regional Natural Park of the Pyrenees. At the foot of the Montcalm, Vicdessos is an ideal place to enjoy breathtaking scenery and the quiet of the mountain town.

The village lies at the foot of the border with Spain and Andorra, providing the opportunity to explore the wonders of neighboring countries. Visitors enjoy the beauty of the surrounding nature and the many possible outdoor activities on the village of Vicdessos and all its surroundings.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude42.7682580 (N 42° 46’ 6”)
Longitude1.4992980 (E 1° 29’ 57”)
AltitudeFrom 652m to 1585m
Surface area6.01 km²
Population594 inhabitants
Density98 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureFoix (19.6 mi, 33 min)
Insee code09334
IntercommunalityCC de la Haute Ariège
TerritoryMidi-Pyrénées, Pyrenees

Nearest cities & towns

Auzat1.2 mi (4 min)
Sem1.6 mi (7 min)
Suc-et-Sentenac2.7 mi (8 min)
Orus2.8 mi (11 min)
Goulier2.9 mi (10 min)
Illier-et-Laramade4.5 mi (13 min)
Capoulet-et-Junac5.2 mi (9 min)
Siguer5.2 mi (10 min)
Miglos6.2 mi (13 min)
Niaux6.3 mi (11 min)
Alliat6.7 mi (14 min)
Gestiès7.3 mi (18 min)
Lercoul8.8 mi (23 min)
Tarascon-sur-Ariège9.3 mi (18 min)
Quié9.3 mi (18 min)

Things to see and do

Vicdessos is best known for the beauty of its natural heritage as well as for its many outdoor activities.

The Church of Our Lady, whose presence is attested from the late eleventh century, was once called Saint-Martin-de-Sos. It has a beautiful square bell tower Romanesque and a Gothic portal. Inside, the organ dating from the seventeenth century has been classified as an historic monument as an object.

The Vicdessos natural heritage is more amazing including the proximity of several ponds and other mountain lakes. Pond Peyregrand, ponds Neych with a beautiful cabin shepherds and flocks season the pond Redouneilles cows or sheep, or pond Brouquenat are ideal destinations for hiking.

Many trails allow you to enjoy including Montcalm massif and its many peaks like that of Estates. From above, it has unique views of the surrounding country.

Places of interest

Leisure centres
Natural sites

Events and festivities

Regularly in the year Vicdessos is the setting for festive or cultural events that give life to the whole region.

Vicdessos The market is held every Thursday from 8h to 13h.

A user-friendly beer festival is offered every year in March with entertainment, food and wine tastings.

In September, up to the fair at St. Mathieu with sheep competitions, rides and other entertainment of all kinds.

Every year in September, the valley of Auzat and Vicdessos offers its classical music festival Franco-Italian, with the organization of concerts everywhere in the area.


Thursday 13 december
Min. 4°C - Max. 9°C
Friday 14 december
Min. 4°C - Max. 7°C
Saturday 15 december
Min. 1°C - Max. 12°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Visit an Artistic Cutlery studio
Arts and CraftsFreeLa Bastide-sur-l'Hers (25 mi)
Swin golf at the Parc des Oliviers
Sports sensations14 € Gaudiès (30 mi)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
The Greenway
HikeEasy4h00La Bastide-de-Sérou (17.3 mi)
Pic du Midi
HikeIntermediate3h30Roquefeuil (25 mi)
Touyre Gorges
HikeIntermediate2h00Belloc (28 mi)
The Green Line
Mountain bike itineraryIntermediate8h00Mirepoix (29 mi)
Gr 78
Village visitEasy4h00Galey (32 mi)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals



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