Since the IIᵉ century BC, close to the river, Mirepoix was a perfect place for trade and exchange. This is probably where the first market was concentrated. From the XIᵉ century onwards, it came under the protective wing of the castle. Rebuilt after the deadly flood of 1289, it follows the regular plans of our Occitan bastides. The square has retained its original medieval structure. The XVᵉ century cutlery and superb half-timbered houses on wooden galleries invite you to stroll and discover. All the charm of a medieval town with a southern flair!
Vibrant and very attractive, the city of Mirepoix offers numerous events from April to November (medieval festivals, puppet festival, potters’ market, apple festival…).
Not to be missed under any circumstances: the big Monday morning market! You’ll love strolling between the stalls in a friendly, colorful atmosphere. And what could be nicer than stopping off for a drink?