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Unmissable events

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Some events have become veritable rendez-vous in the Cathar Pyrenees! Festivals, exceptional markets and flea markets are all opportunities to get together, share a moment and brighten up everyday life!

Montségur OGS events

As part of the OperationGrand Site or OGS of Montségur, the Communauté de communes du Pays d’Olmes is offering you a rich program of events for the third year running.

From the end of May to mid-November, you’re invited to take part in exceptional encounters, activities or visits in a remarkable natural setting, with players involved and committed to offering you unforgettable moments!

All these animations are featured in the Grand Site discovery guide and are listed in the Agenda on our website.

MAMET - Les Fêtes Historiques!

In 1979, under the impetus of Paul Dardier, the merchants’ association organized the first edition of Mirepoix’s “Fêtes Historiques”. For over 40 years,on the third weekend of July, the medieval bastide has gone back in time to bring its past and history to life. Today, the Fêtes have been taken over by the MAMET association (Mirepoix Animation Mémoire et Tradition), with volunteers and professionals offering the public events, lectures, parades, shows, a craftsmen’s market… In addition to enlivening the village, the aim of the historical festivities is to draw attention to and raise awareness of Mirepoix’s heritage in a festive way, especially with the big costume parade on Sunday afternoon.

MIMA Festival

The Fil en Trope association organizes under the name MIMA (Mirepoix, marionnettes) a major international festival devoted to the arts of contemporary puppetry.

Every year since 1988, for the 1st weekend in August, the medieval town of Mirepoix and the small villages around it, welcome over the four days, from Thursday to Sunday, shows for all audiences and all ages. An “In” festival in different rooms around the town, exhibitions, workshops, professional meetings, concerts, a creators’ and restaurateurs’ market, and the famous “Off” festival with surprising shows. A great atmosphere and some very daring artists.

The biggest event in the south of France, this festival attracts thousands of festival-goers, so come and join us!

Castel Artes Festival

Castel Artès is a cultural association, recognized as being of general interest, whose aim is to encourage the development of the Arts in the Pays de Mirepoix. It works to disseminate culture while promoting the local architectural heritage, through concerts, events, exhibitions, shows …

Each summer, Castel Artès organizes an eight-day International Lyric Festival, which brings together hundreds of spectators, around musical evenings featuring very high-level professional artists. At the same time, a Singing Academy welcomes young singers in training.

The shows take place mainly at the Château de Terride overlooking Mirepoix, but also at various heritage sites in the area


Hazelnut Festival

Lavelanet, takes its name from the word “Avellana” (“Hazelnut” in Latin) given by the Romans, due to the many hazelnut trees present on the spot.

From this was born the idea of organizing many centuries later, the hazelnut festival. The latter takes place at the Espace André Roudière and at the foirail, on the boulodrome, the last weekend of September. For this great festival, a large place is given to local producers and creative craftsmen. During these 2 days, all day long, musical entertainment, world hazelnut spitting contest, majorettes parade, big gourmet market.

Apple Festival

Since 1997, on the 3rd weekend of October, you’ll find in the heart of the medieval town the famous apple-decorated structures, the town decorated with apples from the various surrounding orchards, the apple juice pressing demonstration, the farmers’ market, the craft market (jewelry, natural cosmetics) and the prune and honey producers’ market. And for 2 days, Saturday and Sunday, there will be music and entertainment all day long. The association’s refreshment bar with cider and fresh apple juice. Roasted chestnuts, pies, tarts, croustades and spit-roasted cakes baked on site, plus lots of other surprises!

Flea market and tree market

As the saying goes, on Saint Catherine’s Day, all wood takes root!

November 11 is the time for everyone to choose trees, shrubs and plants, advised by our region’s top nurserymen and their expertise.

Mirepoix’s covered market and covered market are home to antique and second-hand dealers for the occasion! It’s sure to be a great autumn day!”

Mirepoix swing festival

Every year, during the big Easter weekend, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, the medieval city of Mirepoix lives to the rhythm of Jazz and Swing under the covered market. Strolling musicians, swing dancers and big bands follow one another for 3 days to get you swinging! Atmosphere and good weather are always on the agenda on the Place des couverts with their refreshment bar and craft market.

In the evening, 3 great shows are also on the program under the Halle with a program always exceptional and quality, remember to book your tickets!!!

Flower market

The Place des couverts in the medieval town of Mirepoix fills up with all the colors of spring every year for May 8. Various flower and plant producers from all over the region set up shop in the covered market and square to showcase and sell their creations.

Don’t hesitate to come and stock up to brighten up your gardens.

Bikes and roses

On the occasion of la grande fête des roses à Camon, a village classified as one of France’s most beautiful villages, on May 14, 2023, we’re offering you the chance to cycle there all together via the voie verte!

The opportunity for a nice family ride and to take part in this celebration without cars or parking worries and (re) discover our pretty greenway that joins the Canal du Midi to Montségur and crosses our beautiful corner of Ariège, the Cathar Pyrenees.

Several starting points are planned for a family and festive stroll in complete safety on the greenway.

People are invited to join us for a ride on the greenway.

Flea market,

Bursaries for all collections

They need no introduction! Antique dealers and brocanteurs (professionals) are exhibiting over the 3 days of the big Whitsun weekend.

A rendezvous for hunters and unearthers of rare, original, antique items, on Saturday, Sunday and Monday

A rendezvous for collectors of old papers, stamps, coins, books, records, postcards, objects, on Sunday and Monday.

Wandering around the square and under the covered market is a must, just for the pleasure of the eyes. A great weekend ahead!