Tourism in Ariège

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The caves of Ariège

Located between the Ariège plain and the Pyrenean foothills, 09 is dotted with prehistoric shelters. Want to go back in time to prehistory? Focus on the main caves of Ariège:

  • Cave de Niaux (10 km from the campsite): A camping trip near the Niaux Cave will allow you to observe bison, horses and other animals depicted during the Upper Paleolithic, about 15,000 years ago. A beautiful sample of parietal art in a set of galleries 8 km long, in the heart of the Vicdessos Valley.
  • Cave of the Cow (10 km from the campsite): This cavity located in the commune of Alliat and listed as a historical monument welcomes nearly 1,000 visitors a year. It belongs to the network of “Ariégeois Tourist Sites”. High-value bone remains were found during the excavations.
  • Bédeilhac Cave (20 km from the campsite): Head north to Tarascon-sur-Ariège to a cave decorated more than 2 km long, accessible by a 40 m wide opening.
  • Lombrives Cave (15 km from the campsite): Take a 10-minute drive from our campsite near the Lombrives cave to visit the public part of this 7 km long gallery complex.
  • Labouiche Underground River (40 km from the campsite): a magnificent prehistoric site near Foix discovered in 1908, where weapons and tools dating from the Paleolithic were found


Book your rental or your location at the Campsite La Bexanelle in Ariège for a comfortable camping trip near Auzat. This village of just 500 inhabitants located 1 km from our outdoor hotel is crossed by several streams and is the starting point of some beautiful hikes (GR 10 pass).


  • The Heritage House,
  • the ruins of the Château de Montréal-de-Sos,
  • llamas farm and
  • the path of the Alu and
  • The charming fountain of Auzat lined with vegetation
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Foix Castle

Stay at La Bexanelle, one of the most beautiful campsites near the Château de Foix! This medieval castle built in the 12th century on a rocky promontory dominates the city.

Located about 30 km from the campsite, it is one of the most beautiful medieval monuments of 09 and today houses part of the collections of the departmental museum of Ariège.

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Prehistory Park

Want to go back in time to the Magdalenian? Treat yourself to an exceptional holiday in Occitanie in La Bexanelle, your campsite near the Tarascon-sur-Ariège Prehistory Park!

In a 10-minute drive, you’ll head to this prehistoric mecca to find out how the men and women who occupied the Cave of Niaux lived more than 12,000 years ago.

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Ax the baths and its baths

Are you looking for a campsite near Ax-les-Thermes for a spa treatment in Ariège? The Bexanelle is 30 km from this charming spa, which has more than 60 hot springs.

Treat yourself to a wellness treatment at the Couloubret Baths, enjoy unforgettable moments at the casino and walk to villemur Castle overlooking the town.

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Andorra and the Step of the Box

Dreaming of a ski trip in Andorra? Stay at the Bexanelle! Our campsite near Pas de la Case will allow you to get to Grandvalira, one of The largest ski resorts in Andorra with more than 200 km of pistes, in less than an hour.

This family resort is home to many shops and modern facilities suitable for children (Imaginarium Park, Bababoom Circus).

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Ski resorts

Have you just booked your mobile home or chalet rental at La Bexanelle campsite in Ariège? If you are a fan of winter sports, good news: several ski resorts are less than 40 km from our establishment to enjoy the ski sports in the Pyrenees:

  • Snow Goulier (9 km): a small family resort perfect for learning to ski in peace, away from the hustle and bustle of the big resorts.
  • Ax 3 Domaines (30 km): a resort near Ax-les-Thermes ideal for alpine skiers who want to combine ski days and spa treatments.
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  • Ascou-Pailhères (40 km): about twenty pistes in a small ski area on the commune of Ascou, at the foot of the peak of Tarbésou.
  • Plateau de Beille (30 km): 39 km of slopes reserved for experienced skiers (mainly red and black slopes). A resort suitable for Nordic skiing, biathlon, snowshoeing and sled dog rides.


City of carcassonne

Looking for a campsite near Carcassonne? Book your stay at the Bexanelle, a family-run property 150 km from this magnificent medieval city listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site!

The City of Carcassonne, home to a castle and a cathedral, is protected by a 3 km long wall with more than 50 towers. An architectural masterpiece and one of Occitanie’s main attractions!

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