Discover the city of Pamiers, home of Gabriel Fauré, famous composer of the 2th century. Take a journey through time, from Antiquity to the present day in the footsteps of our Gallic ancestors, the Count of Foix-Béarn Gaston Fébus and meet XNUMX craftsmen.


Gates of Ariège Pyrenees

You are in Ariège, in the north of the department, halfway between Toulouse and the Pyrenees. Arrival in Ariège from the north of [...]


Your program

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1 - Guided tour of the city of Pamiers

10h00: Let yourself be told the great and the small history of Pamiers. Your guide will introduce you to many monuments and works classified or listed as Historic Monuments, such as the Cathedral and its magnificent organ case, the canals that have surrounded the city since medieval times, the Notre-Dame du Camp church and its vertiginous crenellated facade as well as the beautiful character houses of the old center but also the Carmelite convent.

2 - Visit of the farm ''Les safrans de Pyrène''

11h30: Visit of the ''Les safrans de Pyrène'' farm Nadège welcomes you in small groups to its human-sized saffron farm in Pamiers, at the foot of the Ariège Pyrenees: discovery tour, tasting and, depending on the season, workshop ''in the skin of 'a saffron farm'. Its commitment: an atypical culture committed to sustainable development and biodiversity, as well as the production of authentic, organic and 100% natural products. A pleasant moment to share for the curious and the gourmets

3 - Lunch at the restaurant ''La Bascule in Pamiers''

13 p.m.: Suggested menu:

Marbled pork knuckle with aromatics on a mixed salad
Coco de Pamiers simmered my way with duck confit
Almond tart with pears and caramel coulis
Wine and coffee

4 - Visit of the Museum of the Hotel d'Ardouin in Mazères

14h30: This beautiful XNUMXth century Pastelier hotel, bordered by a Renaissance-style garden (medicinal plants, vegetables, topiaries) houses the Mazères museum where you will find a summary of History, from Antiquity to the present day. You will also discover a formidable Visigoth necropolis.

5 - Visit of the workshop of the artisan cutler from Mazères

16h00: Located in the heart of the bastide town of Mazères in Ariège, this is where Thomas Fronteau creates, shapes and produces his pocket, collector's and kitchen knives. Each piece is unique and entirely handcrafted. He will explain to you his traditional profession which fascinates him.

17:00 p.m. End of your stay.

Prices / Validity

Adult: 44 €
Price Min. Max.
(from 22/11/2022 to 31/12/2023)
Min. €44

Payment method

  • Cheque
  • Cash
  • Bank transfer

The price does not include

Transportation, personal expenses, optional cancellation / travel insurance.

The price includes

Guided tours of Pamiers, the saffron farm, the Hôtel d'Ardouin museum and the knife workshop in Mazères - lunch with wine and coffee included.