Domaine des Oiseaux – a bird sanctuary and staging post for migratory birds - is just 10 minutes from Domaine de Roudeille and has 6kms of walking tracks, an agricultural museum, and – in our opinion and at the time of writing – a jolly good restaurant! There are invariably lots of storks nesting and flying around there – great to see!
Middle Ages and Prehistoric
With its increasingly dramatic landscape on approaching the Pyrénées there are many fascinating places to visit and explore including the last Cathar stronghold - the much photographed Montsegur. Forges de Pyrêne - the professions of the past are brought back to life. Grotte de Niaux, cave paintings in one of the last caves open to the public. The magically lit caves of Grotte du Mas-D'Azil - life of the of the sites first occupants will be explained. Prehistoric Park - re-live 14000 years ago
The ‘Rose’ city of Toulouse, Albi, the magnificent Carcasonne, the Ariège-Pyreneés, Andorra, and Spain are all easily accessible for day trips. including ‘arty’, historic Mirepoix with its picturesque central square and markets, Pamiers, St Girons fantastic saturday market, Foix with its panoramic hilltop castle,There are lots of equally impressive shorter options for half-days out before coming back to enjoy the pool!
The department of Ariège has a wealth of torrents and rivers on which to practice canoeing, kayaking and rafting as well as hotdogging, white water swimming, kayak polo, etc. Of the 2500 kms of water courses, 400 kms have been classified as practicable and accessible to white water sports. Numerous events, competitions and selections for the national championships take place regularly in Ariège
Walking, Cycling, Horse Riding
Walking starts right at our back door with a circuit via forest, plateau, Canté and fields. There are numerous other walks in the area and we have information to guide you. The same goes for cycling, horse riding, fishing and even golf.