Charm and history in the heart of the Cathar Pyrenees

The town of Mirepoix, a hidden treasure in the Cathar Pyrenees, offers an unmissable cultural getaway near the eco-campsite. This fascinating bastide, which has been awarded the Pays d’Art et d’Histoire label, features 15th-century cutlery and half-timbered houses. Rich in cultural events from April to November, such as the Médiévales and the puppet festival, Mirepoix is a lively destination. Its large Monday morning market and medieval festivals in July are not-to-be-missed highlights for lovers of local history and traditions.

Discovering Mirepoix :
Between Heritage and Festivities

In the heart of the Cathar Pyrenees, the town of Mirepoix is a must-see destination close to the eco-campsite. Located just a few kilometers from La Serre, the bastide of Mirepoix offers a warm welcome whatever the season. As a town with the Pays d’Art et d’Histoire label, Mirepoix offers visitors a rich cultural and historical heritage.

The town boasts remarkable 15th-century roofs and superb half-timbered houses supported by wooden galleries. This typical architecture gives Mirepoix a unique and authentic charm, captivating history and art lovers alike.

Mirepoix is also known for its cultural dynamism, offering a wide range of events from April to November. Key events include the Médiévales, the puppet festival, Créatitudes artisans d’Art, and the apple festival. These diverse events make Mirepoix an unforgettable place to meet and celebrate.

Not to be missed on your visit: the big Monday morning market, where you can discover local produce and crafts. The great medieval festivals, held on the 3rd weekend of July, are another highlight not to be missed.

With its historical heritage, cultural festivities and picturesque atmosphere, the town of Mirepoix and its bastide are an ideal getaway for those looking to immerse themselves in the history and culture of the Cathar Pyrenees.