Things to do

Explore our beautiful Ariège : hiking, lakes, Cathar castles, medieval cities, prehistoric caves, etc...

Mirepoix et ses couverts

Medieval city of Mirepoix

This beautiful bastide will charm you with its welcoming atmosphere, its terraces, its restaurants, its colorful market on Monday morning, its superb half-timbered houses, its House of the Consuls, and its impressive Saint Maurice Cathedral.

Don't miss its big Monday morning market.

Lac de Montbel à 5 minutes de notre maison d'hôtes Belloréade

Montbel Lake

A natural setting, this lake is the site not to be missed, in terms of landscapes, calm, relaxation or activities : canoe Kayak, sailing, paddle, pedal boats, catering, horse riding, cycling or walking, tree climbing, and of course fishing. Beautiful 16 km hike around the lake.

Chateau de Montségur

Montségur castle

Set on a rocky peak at 1 200 meters of altitude, the castle of Montségur in Ariège is a true myth. Filled with drama, energy and palpable emotion.


UNESCO World Heritage Site. This magnificent and famous medieval city is a fortified city unique in Europe, by its size and state of conservation. Its history is know by 2000 years of conquest and the imprint of Catharism.
Roquefort les cascades Occitanie

Roquefort les Cascades

This natural site is ideal for a walk, with its succession of petrifying waterfalls 30 meters high, in the heart of lush vegetation. True natural geological curiosity. In autumn and spring, when it rains and the snow melts, this succession of waterfalls offers a magnificent spectacle. In winter, the frozen waterfalls are worth looking. In summer, they do not flow but the site and its vegetation are worth the trip.
Coucher de soleil sur le Château de Lagarde, à 5 minutes de notre maison d'hôtes Belloréade

Lagarde Castle

5 minutes from our guesthouse, this site offers majestic ruins. Main residence of the Lévis family in the 14th century, the castle has been modified to become a real residential palace surrounded by its French gardens. The monument has retained its original plan and shell.

Terrace and snack bar in season with a view of the castle and its park.
Château de Foix

Foix Castle

Immerse yourself in the Middle Ages for a few hours, climb to the top of the towers to enjoy a magnificent view of the mountains and valleys, visit the museum area, take part in fun workshops at the foot of the towers, discover the history of Counts of Foix.