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Gourmets and gourmands

In search of happiness

Are you a gourmet who likes to taste, enjoy and know everything that’s on your plate? Here you’ll find everything you need to tantalize your taste buds: get ready to salivate with envy…

Good food


Here, we love good, beautiful, rich, gourmet cuisine. Our culinary tradition is rooted in our history and our terroir. Vegetable mirepoix, well known to chefs, has made a long journey from Mirepoix to the tables of top restaurants. But there’s much more: from azinat to mounjetado, from tougnol to apple croustade, you’ll find in our cuisine the expression of quality local products. It also carries in its flavours a sense of welcome and conviviality that will transform your meals into moments of divine happiness and shared pleasure.

The Pays d’Olmes and Pays de Mirepoix communities of communes’ guide to good addresses features over 100 producers and craftsmen. They welcome you directly to their farms. It’s a virtuous circle that guarantees quality local products from Ariège, often organically-farmed, at affordable prices thanks to direct sales. Back to basics.