Mountain town located at the foot of the Pyrenees and notorious for its talc

Municipality of Luzenac 

Altitude: 600 m
Location: between Les Cabannes and Ax-les-Thermes near the Tabe massif 
Number of inhabitants: 570
Distances: Les Cabannes 7 km - Ax-les-Thermes 10 km - Tarascon-sur-Ariège 5 km

The small town of Luzenac is famous for its famous talc quarry of Trimouns ("Les Trois Monts" in Occitan), but also for its football team "Luzenac Ariège Pyrénées".
Located on the edge of the Nationale 20, Luzenac is dominated by the ruins of the Château de Lordat and crossed by the Ariège river into which the Caussou and Labail streams flow.
In 1488, the Lord of Luzenac, yawn, for a fee, the Forge de Sortadel to Arnaud Peyre. The remains of this forge were found during the construction of the railway line at the site of the Talc factory.

For hikers, some trailheads are located near the town, including that of the village of Appy, leading to its pond culminating at more than 1700 m altitude.

Opening hours of the Town Hall:
Monday to Thursday: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 16 p.m. to 18 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m.-12 p.m.


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  • Playground
  • Cash
  • Library
  • Boutiques
  • Restaurant
  • Festival hall
  • Marked trails
  • Toboggan
  • Access for disabled


  • Pet Friendly


  • Disabled toilets

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