Nestled at the foot of the mountains, the city ​​of Saint-Girons is located at the crossroads of the 18 valleys of Couserans, between mountain and plain. Capital of Couserans, the city, a 45-minute drive from Foix, and 1h of Toulouse, is full of stories to discover along the banks of the Salat and Lez. XNUMXth century old bridge, champs de mars, church of Saint-Girons and Saint-Valier, palace of the viscounts, liberty road house… Just as many attractions to discover in the picturesque streets of the city.

Saint-Girons
Saint-Girons © Ariège Pyrénées Tourisme / S.Meurisse

The market, an institution

Saturday morning is at market that you have to go: it is one of the most lively in the region. High in color and flavor, it drains into the streets a whole population descended from the high valleys to sell 100% local products, to the delight of its aficionados and occasional visitors.

Fête du fromage et du miel Ariège Pyrénées
Market © Ariège Pyrénées Tourisme / S.Meurisse

Local dynamism all year round

In all seasons, the city is full of cultural events. Summer, like RITE festival or ofFormerly the Couserans, dances, songs, folklore intertwine and offer the population intense and exceptional moments.

What to do around?

Nestled in the heart of the Pyrenees chain in the Regional Natural Park of the Ariège Pyrenees, Saint-Girons has a strategic and privileged geographical location.

What are the must-see spots?

  • the city of Saint-Lizier, just 5 minutes by car from Saint-Girons
  • iconic peaks like the Mont Valier, the pond of Araing or the Pic des 3 seigneurs
  • the Cascade d'Ars
  • the ski resort of Guzet,
  • the northern area ofLers pond

The diversity of sports activities allowed thanks to the green nature of the surroundings, make Saint-Girons a city that attracts nature and mountain lovers. 

Lever du jour sur le Mont Valier depuis le Cap du Carmil
Sunrise on Mont Valier from Cap du Carmil © Ariège Pyrénées Tourisme / S.Meurisse

In the program :

Or paragliding in Moulis, caving, tobogganing… A compendium of sensations for all fans of outdoor sports. 

One thing is certain, once you set foot there, you will come back to it again!


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