Pamiers is not the only place in this popular region worth exploring; visitors should also take a day trip or two to experience the magic of the surrounding countryside, towns and cities. While here, consider a trip to the Maison des Consuls and Mirepoix Cathedral in and around Mirepoix, approximately 14 miles (23 kilometers) to the west of Pamiers.
While you are on vacation in Pamiers, don't forget to visit Ax-les-Thermes. Approximately 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the southeast, this regional transport and shopping hub is where you'll find Mansedre Ski Lift, Baby Ski Lift and Ours Ski Lift. And don't return to Pamiers until you've spent a little time at Ax-les-Thermes' Casse Ski Lift, Ax 3 Domaines Ski Resort and Chalets Ski Lift.
For a glimpse of local culture, make a beeline for Midi-Pyrenees' art galleries, art museums and history museums. If the weather is fine, head outside and discover Midi-Pyrenees' open-air markets.
Combine education and relaxation on your vacation by joining one of Pamiers' fascinating guided nature walks, cycling tours and city walking tours. For those leading a fast-paced life, the ideal vacation is often all about making time to breathe deeply. When it's time to unwind, take your lead from the locals and try cycling or wildlife watching.
And at the end of your stay, pack up your backpack and wish France "Au revoir / À bientôt" (farewell).