How do I get there?

We’re all packed! But what’s the best way to come and visit us? By train, by car, by plane, by bus… we tell you everything!


By train
Ter Toulouse/Latour-de-Carol line
Regular direct connections all year round from Paris Austerlitz bynight train
SNCF stations in the Ariege Pyrenees: Tarascon-sur-Ariège, Les Cabannes, Luzenac, Ax-les-Thermes, Mérens-les-Vals, L’Hospitalet-près-l’Andorre.
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To amplify the desire to take the train, the Region is going further after the success of its 1 euro TER initiative. From now on, this fare will apply every first weekend of the month throughout the year.

To reach Tarascon-sur-Ariège
By road

-From Toulouse: take the A61 freeway, direction Montpellier-Foix, then branch off onto the A66 towards Pamiers. At the Pamiers freeway exit, take the 2×2 lane expressway, direction Foix-Andorre (Tarascon-sur-Ariège 40 km and Auzat 55 km).

– From Bordeaux: take the A62 freeway to Toulouse, then the A61 freeway, direction Montpellier-Foix. Fork onto the A66 towards Pamiers.
At the Pamiers freeway exit, take the 2×2 lane expressway towards Foix-Andorre (Tarascon-sur-Ariège 40 km and Auzat 55 km).

– From Montpellier: take the A61 freeway towards Toulouse, then fork onto the A66 towards Pamiers. At the Pamiers freeway exit, take the 2×2 lane expressway, direction Foix-Andorre (Tarascon-sur-Ariège 40 km and Auzat 55 km).

– From Barcelona: follow Manresa, Cadi tunnel (100 km from Tarascon-sur-Ariège), Puigcerda, Puymorens tunnel, Ax-les-Thermes, Tarascon-sur-Ariège.

To reach Ax-les-Thermes
By road
– From Toulouse: A 61 direction Montpellier/Foix, A66 junction to Pamiers, RN20 expressway direction Foix-Andorre (including 95km on freeways). 1h15, 115km

– From Montpellier: A9 then A61 direction Toulouse, exit Bram, direction Foix and RN20 direction Andorra (including 200km on freeways). 2h45, 265 km

– From Bordeaux: A62 to Toulouse, then A61, A66, RN20 (including 336km on freeways). 3h15, 350 km

– From Brive: A20 to Toulouse, then A61, A66, RN20 (including 284km on freeways). 3h, 310 km

– From Barcelona: Take C31, B10, C58 and C16 then E9 from Berga. Follow Cadi tunnel, Puigcerda, Puymorens tunnel (103km on freeways). 2h30, 180km

To reach Donezan
By road

– From Toulouse: A61, direction Carcassonne, Take direction Limoux, Quillan (160 km, 2h30)

– From Perpignan: D117, direction Foix, Estagel, D118 direction Axat, Quérigut (90km, 1h30)

– From Carcassonne: take direction Limoux, Quillan, Axat (90 km, 1h40)

– From Montpellier: A9, via Perpignan then D117 and D118 direction Axat, Quérigut (240 km, 3h)

– From Barcelona: follow Manresa, Del Cadi tunnel, Puigcerdá, Boug-Madame, Formiguères (210 km, 2h50)

Scheduled line by reservation:
Wednesdays, Donezan=>Quillan (mornings)
Quillan=>Donezan, 12pm
Book on 04 68 20 41 37

In winter
Access via the Col de Pailhères is impossible from November to early May (pass closed by prefectural decree)

By carpool
Visit the Blablacar

By plane
Toulouse-Blagnac Airport – 120km – Tel. 0 825 38 00 00
Carcassonne-Sud-de-France Airport – 105km – Tel. 04 68 71 96 46

Ariège's little extras
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