Treat yourself to a stay in the heart of Cathar nature in a character cottage and charming guest rooms. Discover nearby preserved sites such as the Roquefort waterfalls, Montbel lake or the Domaine des Oiseaux.

Location

Cathar Pyrenees

Located to the east of Ariège, on the border of the Aude, this territory, labeled "Country of Art and History", revolves around [...]

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Your program

Map List
1

Textile Museum and Roquefort-les-cascades

Day 1: 25 km stage

2

Mazeres and Mirepoix

Day 2: 115 km stage

3

Fontestorbes and Montsegur

Day 3: 42 km stage

1 - Textile Museum and Roquefort-les-cascades

Day 1: 25 km stage: For this stay, you will be accommodated in the Cathar nature gite and bed and breakfast in Léran. 5 double rooms and 1 family room are at your disposal in a green setting. At the table d'hôtes, taste good farm products, local and organic.

Before arriving, visit the Textile and Horn Comb Museum in Lavelanet. A jewel of local industry in the XNUMXth century, this former factory tells the story of the transformation of wool and horn. Stop at the Roquefort waterfalls for a short half-hour walk in the heart of nature on an exceptional geological site at the foot of the petrifying waterfalls.

Installation in the rooms, dinner at the table d'hôtes. Overnight.

2 - Mazeres and Mirepoix

Day 2: 115 km stage: Breakfast and departure for a visit to the Domaine des Oiseaux in Mazères. Extending over nearly 100 hectares, it is a migratory stopover and a privileged breeding ground for ornithological fauna. Every year in spring and autumn, tens of millions of birds fly over the Pyrenees to reach their destination. You can see sedentary storks perched on their nests.

Lunch at the farm with delicacies on site with a tasting of foie gras to start.

Passage to Vals where there is a small troglodyte church.
Guided tour of Mirepoix.

Beautiful medieval bastide with its place of cutlery and half-timbered houses, an impressive cathedral and a central hall around which you will find shops and terraces to have a drink and soak up the atmosphere of the place.

Passage to Camon, labeled the most beautiful village in France in Ariège.
Tour of Montbel Lake. Splendid lake which offers a view of the surrounding peaks such as Pic Saint-Barthélemy.

Dinner and overnight.

3 - Fontestorbes and Montsegur

Day 3: 42 km stage: Breakfast. Passage to the Fontestorbes fountain, a curiosity of nature. Visit of the village and the castle of Montségur.
High place of Catharism, this stage is essential to soak up the history of this territory marked by the wars of religion in the Middle Ages. Perched at an altitude of 1207 m, you can also benefit from the guide's comments at the foot of the castle.

Lunch at the Auberge des Sapins in Nalzen.

Menu
Mouthing
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Country pâté with black trumpets and small salad of the moment
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Homemade Cassoulet or Grandmother-Style Veal Tripe
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Fromage blanc with honey from here
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1/4 of wine and coffee

End of benefits.

Prices / Validity

Adult: 300 €
Price Min. Max.
Adult
(from 21/11/2022 to 31/12/2024)
Min. 300€

Starting from euros 300

Payment method

  • Bank / credit card
  • Cheque
  • Classic Holiday Vouchers
  • Cash
  • Bank transfer

The price does not include

Transportation, personal expenses, optional travel / cancellation insurance.

The price includes

2 nights in a 4-star guesthouse based on a double and family room, with parking, meals from dinner on the 1st day to lunch on the last day (wine and coffee included with meals), guided tours and entrance fees to the sites mentioned in the program , the road book, the tourist tax.  

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Accommodation

  • Bed & Breakfasts
  • 4 (stars, ears or keys)

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