Tarascon-sur-Ariège © Ariège Pyrénées Tourisme / I.Olivier 1/1


On the Occitanie Rail Tour

Discover Tarascon-sur-Ariège

Tarascon is THE place to be in the Pyrenees for potholing and prehistory. Located at the confluence of the Ariège and Vicdessos rivers, the small town is encircled by some fifty caves, a dozen of which feature splendid prehistoric paintings. 
Tarascon also attracts a large number of canoeists who set off upstream to paddle down the Ariège to enjoy the river's pristine natural environment.

In Tarascon-sur-Ariège, you'll enjoy:

  • Go canoeing on the Ariège river. Ariège Evasion (based in Ussat) and Waterploof (based in Sinsat) will collect you from Tarascon-sur-Ariège station and bring you back.
  • Explore the underground world of the Ariège for a day or half-day, discovering caves or learning about caving.
  • Take a gourmet break and sample Ariège gastronomy in one of the many restaurants in this small village.
  • Stock up on good farmhouse cheeses and charcuterie at the traditional market (Tuesdays).

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