The canals (Inscribed Historical Monuments), derived from the Ariège river, have surrounded the city since medieval times.
With a defensive vocation, they have also supplied numerous mills and many craft activities, including those linked to the pastel industry (dyeing factories). It is certain that the installation of the Factory of Pamiers, in 1817, is linked to this driving force.
During a pleasant walk along the canals, you will discover two series of explanatory panels, one presenting the history of each bridge, the other on the theme of industrial heritage (with game terminals and a locomotive of 1916 listed as a Historic Monument).
A game booklet for children (from 8 years old) and older children will guide you in a fun way to discover this heritage.
Game booklet available at the tourist office, or download here!
Free access, every day, all year round.
Ranking & labels
- Cities and villages in bloom
- 3 flowers
Gates of Ariège Pyrenees
Equipments and Services
- Access for disabled
- Pet Friendly