The Ariege Department is part of the Midi Pyrenees Region in SW France with a population of about 150,000.  


It is one of the least well known and least discovered parts of France while at the same time being one of the most beautiful - it is certainly one of France's hidden treasures and best kept secrets.

The Ariege is dominated by the Pyrenees which, as well as providing spectacular scenery, is like having a giant playground on one's doorstep with a wide range of sporting and leisure activities available     The pace and lifestyle in the Ariege is still very traditional and this is very much part of it's charm and attraction.