• Visit Pamiers
  • Pamiers tourist guide
  • Pamiers Hotels
  • Visitor Attractions in Pamiers
  • Gites in Pamiers

You are here: Home > Region Guides > Midi-Pyrenees Region > Ariege > Pamiers

How to get to
Pamiers
Getting To Pamiers
Tourist Information Centre

Pamiers Office de tourisme
Boulevard Delcasse Pamiers
09103

Tel:+33 (0)5 61 67 52 52
Fax:+33 (0)5 34 01 00 39

Email the Pamiers Office de Tourisme

Travel in France
Holiday Specials
Pamiers Guides & Maps
Our Newsletter
Like to receive a weekly email with new Holiday Offers and Discount Codes ? Enter your email address below...


Map of Pamiers
View Larger Map
Search for Hotel Availability in Pamiers

Self Catering Accommodation in Pamiers

Pamiers Gites, Holiday Cottages & Self Catering Accommodation

Pamiers tourist information

where to go - what to see - what to do

Pamiers is situated on the east bank of the Ariege river and an ideal stopover for the Pyrenees and other sites of interest in the Ariege.  It derives its name from a town in Asia-Minor to commemorate the exploits of Roger II on his return from the first Crusade. 

Foix has also been home to four different monastic communities since 1295.  The Cathedrale St-Antonin in place du Mercadel has an impressive bell-tower which is similar in style to Toulouse architecture. 

Pamiers is also known for its 'usine' which produces metal, aluminium and titanium pieces used in the aeronautical/space industry.  Guided tours of the factory are possible all year-round.  Fortified bastide towns such as Mazeres and Saint-Martin d'Oydes are also worth a visit.

What to See - Pamiers Attractions

Les Forges de Pyrene
Village of Montgaillard, 09000
an open-air museum that recounts bygone days with old ironworks and a sawmill
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Daily but Oct-Dec not Mon pms | Tel: +33 (0)5 34 09 30 60

Musee de la Prehistoire
Mas-d'Azil, W of Pamiers, 09103
a prehistory museum with artefacts from the Magdalenian period
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Daily | Tel: +33 (0)5 61 69 97 71

Pyrenevasion
Foix 09000
organise canyon clambering, mountain biking or hiking trips
| Admission charge | Tel: +33 (0)5 61 65 01 10

Grotte du Mas-D'Azil
Mas-d'Azil, W of Pamiers, 09103
the fascinating limestone caves at the centre of the ancient Azilian culture
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Daily | Tel: +33 (0)5 61 69 97 71

Eglise St-Volusien
rue de la Prefecture, Foix 09000
a Gothic church with 14-century nave and early 15th-century chancel
| Admission charge

Clocher des Cordeliers
Rue des Cordeliers, Pamiers 09103
is just one of Pamier's interesting towers. The tower is a replica of the one in Toulouse

Musee departemental de l'Ariege
Chateau de Foix, Foix 09000
an archaeological museum with military exhibits housed in the castle
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Daily but Nov-Apr: not Mon-Tue | Tel: +33 (0)5 61 65 56 05

Promenade du Castella
Pamiers 09103
a path that follows the line of the old castle

Chateau de Foix
Foix 09000
the castle presides over the town and affords splendid views more information
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Daily but Nov-Apr: closed Mon & Tue | Tel: +33 (0)5 61 65 12 12

Notre-Dame-du-Camp
Rue du Camp, Pamiers 09103
a church with 17th-century nave and brick fašade with two towers