● Saint Sernin de Bensa Romanesque chapel:
its cul-de-four vaulted apse dates from the 12th century and its buttresses from the 15th century. It was the church of the village of Bensa, a picturesque district (suburb) of Lavelanet.

►From Lavelanet town center, take direction Foix then take the first street on the right and follow the signs. The chapel is in the cemetery. Open all year round, during the day.

● Church of Our Lady of the Assumption:
it was built in the 12th century then destroyed and rebuilt in the 17th century. It is Gothic in style.

►Direction Mirepoix, turn right at the traffic lights. Open all year round, during the day.


● Oratory of Sainte-Ruffine:
Formerly, rose on the hill which overhangs Lavelanet, a small church dedicated to Sainte-Ruffine. A path leads to the top and from the old oratory, you can admire a unique view of the city and the peaks of the Tabe massif.

►Take the path that starts from the gate, to the right of the hospital, which is located below the Esplanade de la Concorde in the city center. It's a short walk of one hour round trip.


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