Camon is a ode to disconnection, an island lost in a natural setting, a break out of time. Alone labeled village most beautiful village in France byAriege, Camon remains anchored in the memories of travelers, the scent of its hundreds of roses being unforgettable. 

A unique label in Ariège

It was in the loop of the Hers river that was born Camon. Alone " most beautiful village in France »From Ariège it is located near Mirepoix and Lagarde, in the hollow of an Ariège valley overlooked by the Saint-Barthélemy, which stands guard and watches, from its 2348m altitude.

By creating an abbey at the Xrd century which would later become a fortified priory, Camon becomes a strong and important place of the Middle Ages. It is through the old arched door of the church that we rush into the village today to learn more about the witnesses of Camon's religious past and its houses with Romanesque tiles.

Porte de Camon Ariège Pyrénées
Porte de Camon © Ariège Pyrénées Tourisme / S.Meurisse

Must see in Camon ❤️

  • La gateway to the village with a bell tower, unique and very well preserved.
  • THEabbey from the XNUMXth century, today a guest house and gourmet restaurant.
  • The cabins in dry stones, numbering 120 witnesses of a peasant past in the service of the priory.
  • La rosary at the entrance to the village by the river.
  • The vines along the ramparts north of Camon.

Our little tip

It is ideal to visit the village in May and June (blooming roses), but still amazing all year round?

The Rose Festival, a unique moment

La rose festival annual in Camon is the event not to be missed! The village attracts thousands of visitors each year, but particularly thanks to the beauty of its roses on the day of the festival. All 3th Sundays in May, the beautiful village of Camon is preparing to welcome curious little ones, coming to stroll under the scents and the beauty of its 400 flowering roses.

Le gourmet and floral market, concerts in the church, exhibitions, the festival of roses is a real festival that animates and brings life to the small village. The organized meal is of course concocted with good local products.

An authentic, family, astonishing atmosphere.

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