1 - Day 1
Starting point of your program: the bastide of Mirepoix. Mirepoix reveals its secrets and hidden treasures to you. Your guide will endeavor to reveal to you the history of this pretty country house and its monuments: the cathedral, the covered market, the Galerie des Couvert and its half-timbered houses ... Good to know: Mirepoix cathedral has one of the widest naves in Europe! And the Monday morning market is one of the most beautiful markets in the department.
Installation in the rooms, dinner at the restaurant. Overnight.
2 - Lagarde Castle
In the company of your guide, discover the main family residence of Lévis in the XNUMXth century. This castle will be modified in calmer times to become a real residential palace surrounded by its French gardens. The monument has retained its original plan and shell; today it offers majestic ruins. We would have nicknamed him "the little Versailles"!
3 - Guided tour of the fortified village of Camon
Take the road that will take you for a foray into the Aude department to stop at the Château de Chalabre.
Before returning home, don't forget to stop at Lac de Montbel: a real gem in a natural setting.
Return to the hotel, dinner and overnight.
4 - City of Foix
Lunch on the banks of the Ariège.
5 - On the way to the Cathar castles
To recover from your emotions, visit the artisanal lemonade factory of Fontestorbes in Bélesta, whose natural ingredients give it an exceptional taste. Perhaps it is because of the water from the intermittent Fontestorbes fountain (a true mystery of nature) which goes into its composition? ... A refreshing stop at will!
Do not leave without having visited the workshop and shop manufacturing horn and wood objects from local species in Bélesta.
And before leaving the department, go through Vira to meet Thomas, winemaker from Coteaux d'Engraviès, whose organic wine benefits from the IGP Ariège appellation. He will offer you a tasting on the estate and if your heart tells you, you can take a good bottle of this drink from the Pyrenees.
End of benefits.
Prices / Validity
Price of stay / person: 237 €
|Rate of stay / person - Road trip - 3 days / 2 nights||Min. 237€|
The price includes
- 2 nights in a hotel ** with private parking, double room basis, meals from dinner on the 1st day to lunch on the last day with wine and coffee, guided tours and entrances to the sites mentioned in the program, guarding of the city's car parks de Foix and de Camon, the road book, the tourist tax.
The price does not include
- Transportation, personal expenses, optional travel / cancellation insurance.
- Bank and postal checks
- Holiday vouchers
- Eurocard - Mastercard