Camping Mirepoix

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The medieval town of Mirepoix is a welcoming destination on your holiday. The Ariège town has some fascinating cultural and historical visits in store for you.

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Do you know Mirepoix?

Mirepoix is a dynamic town popular with tourists in the Ariège, which hosts an array of events during the year. When staying at our campsite, you can discover:

  • Evening markets
  • Flea markets
  • The ever-popular apple festival in October
  • The weekly market on Mondays, where you can pick up the region’s specialities as well as numerous craft products
  • The House of Consuls, the oldest house in the town, recognisable by its wooden carvings depicting animal heads or human faces

You can learn more about the history of Mirepoix on a visit with your children, because a treasure hunt is held every Tuesday and Thursday in the town. To join in, simply pick up a booklet for each child at the tourist office. From the Middle Ages to the Renaissance, explore history as if you were part of it during this hour-long activity.

Next, you can enjoy a glass of mulled wine and a good meal in one of the town’s restaurants, creating happy memories with your family or friends.

 

Did you know?

Mirepoix was originally located near the bed of the Hers on the river’s right bank, but was completely destroyed by flooding in 1289. It was immediately rebuilt, but on the opposite bank this time. Mirepoix was then no longer a real bastide but built according to the urban plans of that time, in bastide style.

 

On your agenda?

Staying at our campsite in the Ariège? If you’re here in October, check out the festival where apple producers and visitors come together. Admire the huge structures built out of apples, visit the craft market where apple juice is produced on the spot, or try the edible bouquets! The apple festival is a great way for food lovers to usher in autumn and is a feast for our eyes as well as our stomachs!

While you’re here, take the time to visit the cathedral of Saint-Maurice, seat of the former diocese of Mirepoix, listed as a Historic Monument in 1907. Although it has been renovated over the centuries, the building retains its style and charm of old, embodied in several features such as its keystones built by the Master of Rieux, a celebrated yet anonymous 14th-century sculptor, and its organ dating from 1891, a treasured instrument that has never been renovated to date.

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