Ariège has kept from its history this artistic side, born at the origins of Humanity, with the cave art of the men of the Magdalenian period. In the tradition of these early men, the work of wood, metals, glass, du textile, leather or Pierre has retained its full importance here.

Like Mirepoix, or Carla-bayle, some cities have become essential contemporary art in the Pyrenees. Scattered around small historic alleys, in a colorful house, on a lively square, in places of permanent exhibitions or galleries,  the creative craftsmen (ceramists, painters, sculptors, potters, stained glass artists…) leave their doors open to curious travelers, art lovers or not, lovers of novelties, originality, and amazing and always spectacular creations.

Discover all the contemporary places in Ariège