Visit Tarascon-sur-Ariège & its surroundings
Tarascon-sur-Ariège, as its name suggests, is situated in the Ariège region and is characterised by its breathtaking limestone cliffs which give access to various starting points for hiking in the Pyrenees or practising your favourite nature sports. You will find on the spot several structures allowing you to make of the excursion, the climbing, the canyoning, the bicycle or the speleology.
As for the town itself, it is surrounded by mountains, but also crossed by the Ariège, which allows you to observe superb panoramas. While walking around, you can also visit the Saint-Michel tower, the Church of Notre-Dame-de-la-Daurade, the restored Chapel of Notre-Dame de Sabart, built under the impulse of Charlemagne, or the remains of a once fortified town.
Visiting Tarascon-sur-Ariège is also an opportunity to go back in time to the prehistoric era thanks to the Pyrenean Park of Prehistoric Art. This unmissable visit will give you the opportunity to better understand the daily life of our ancestors through its museum and fun and educational workshops. From your campsite near Tarascon-sur-Ariège, it will only take you 10 minutes to reach this site which is a must-see in the region.
Discover Tarascon through 3 unmissable events
Whether you like sport, culture or simply convivial moments, the Occitan town can pride itself on organising three remarkable events that punctuate the summer season every year. Attracting more and more visitors, it would be a shame to miss these festive moments during your stay at the campsite.
The Ariegeoise cyclosportive
At the end of June, a major event takes place that is well known to experienced cyclists: the Ariégeoise cyclosportive. This particularly difficult race through the Pyrenean passes links Tarascon-sur-Ariège to the Plateau de Beille. And to measure themselves against more than 4000 metres of difference in altitude, no less than 5000 participants are present each year.
For six days, Tarascon Latino takes you on an extraordinary world tour! Each day, discover a new culture from an often unknown country. On the programme, you can attend free concerts each evening, film screenings, entertainment (such as dance classes), shows, or stroll through the craft market.
August is the month of Tarascon's festivals. A festive time to meet around the funfair, a ball, concerts, a cycle race, the festival of bandas (brass band), to finish with a firework display. Atmosphere guaranteed!