Ariege is a Department in the SW of France which is largely undiscovered. It is in the foothills of the Pyrenean mountains.
It is in a beautiful and quiet corner of France and is a region of mountains, meadows and woodlands with sunny valleys and sparkling lakes.
If you want wonderful sunny weather and green hillsides with fabulous walking, wildlife and birds, Ariege provides it all.
Le Pastourel is situated on the edge of the Cathar Country in Val de Lesponne between Foix (the departmental capital) and Lavelanet.
There are a wealth of sites to visit from castles and beautiful medieval villages to geological features, caves and prehistoric sites.
We are a1hr 30mins drive from the World Heritage site of Carcassonne cité and about 2hr 15 mins drive to the mediterranean and Perpignan.
The spa town of Ax-les-Thermes is a 50min drive away.
Here you can enjoy the thermal spas or in winter, visit the ski station Bonascre (75 kms of alpine ski runs) or Chioula 60 kms of cross-country trails).
We are also about 1hr 30 mins hrs drive from Andorra and Spain.
Dr Ann O'Leary
Gite Le Pastourel
+33 (0)5 61 64 78 84
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