• Mèrens en estive Col de la Core
  • Sentier d'interprétation des Hadas - Sourroque
  • Promenade au Lac de Bethmale
  • Voie verte Saint-Girons-Foix
  • Pêche au Lac de Bethmale
   
   

As a family and with « My little exploration guide », discover the City of Saint-Lizier in an original manner!
Go explore the City of art and history through a discovery hunt!
Bring your pen and your exploration guide.

Available at Saint-Lizier tourist office or download here 

Explorer Guide Discovery Hunt- Children 5 to 8

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Balours packed his bag... somewhere in Saint-Girons

Go for a unique photo rally in the Saint-Girons town centre. 
Follow the footsteps of the little Pyrenean bear called Balours and discover the hidden secrets of this lovely town. Will you be able to follow Balours and to find him back ?
Pose, observe, make a selfy with Marianne and find the spot where his « Grand-dad » got photographed 100 years ago, … have a good look around and you might see him !


Available at Saint-Girons tourist office or download here

 

Bring a camera, a smartphone or a tablet! And do not forget sharing your pictures with us on Facebook or Instagram with #TourismeStgi

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pays des tracesLe Pays des Traces

Route de Miguet - St Lizier
05 61 66 47 98
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www.paysdestraces.fr

At the doors of the Saint-Lizier City, the "Pays des Traces" proposes ludic and interactive workshops to make you discover the science of footprints, also called ichnology. Woolf cavern, archaeological digs, cave circuit, moulding and interpretation, mounteneering techniques, burrow night, evening wakes on a theme...
Group tours by reservation.

 

magic parkMagic Park

9 rue Paul laffont - St-Girons
05 61 65 16 55
www.magicpark.fr

Magic Park is an indoor theme park with leisure facilities such as playground area, game point... Ideal place in case of bad weather. 
Children from 18 months

 

escalade horizon vertical stgironsRoc'aventure

Avenue Aristide Bergès, former station - St-Girons
05 61 96 08 22 (Summer) and 05 61 66 85 73
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www.horizonvertical.net

An adventure trails in the cliffs with tyroleans, chain-bridges, via ferrata, rock climbing...

Children from 9 (minimum 1m40)

centre aquatique couserans st gironsCentre Aquatique Couserans

Avenue Aristide Bergès - St-Girons
05 61 04 81 80
www.centre-aquatique-du-couserans.com

Water park : 25 meters pool, paddling pool
Health spa : jacuzzi, sauna, hammam
Activities : Adult and children's swim lessons, aquaphobia, aquabike, aquagym classes, recreational activities, aquafamily

lac ste croix volvestreBathing at the lake of Sainte-Croix

The lake of Ste-Croix is a perfect spot for bathing and strolling. Lifeguard on duty during the Summer.
Car park, toilets, picnic area and restaurant.

Access : from St-Girons, take the D117 to Foix then the D627 towards Ste-Croix.

 

Cazalas Farm - Montesquieu AvantèsCazalas farm - Farmhouse tea-time

Montesquieu Avantès
06 88 97 85 04 and 05 61 66 45 31
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Ferme de cazalas

Guided tours by reservation : 2 hours
Free of charge for the under 2
All year, group reservations for 8 persons minimum

Museum of ancient tools with explanation of their use, animals : lamas, hens and cocks, rabbits, geese, exotic birds, donkeys, billy goat, sheep, cows, poneys..., presentation of the Limousine cattle farming with explanation about agriculture, vegetable discovery games.

Bed and breakfast possibility

 

ferme ussauUssau Farm

09160 Betchat
05 61 96 44 32 and 06 89 06 83 04
www.fermedeussau.com

Sandrine invites you to discover local breeds such as Casta cows. She offers farm guided tour, tea-time with farm products.

rando couseranesRando Couser'ânes 

Betchat 
05 61 96 44 32 and 06 89 06 83 04

Donkeys for rent : have a ride in the countryside and enjoy a good snack in the farm !

 

 

cheval mon amiCheval mon ami

Route de Seillé - Montjoie-Lara
05 61 96 13 62 and 06 71 16 56 77
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Poni rides in the countryside.

Interpretive trail in SourroqueThe Fairies' Trail (Hadas) - The Sourroque Massif

Near Saint-Girons, do come and discover that nature trail specially adapted for children.

Walking difficulty : very easy
Total ascent : 160 m
Duration : 1h30 return
Length : 2,2 km
Trail markers : yellow

voie verte enfantLa Voie Verte - The Green Way

Bike path : on foot, by bike, on horse back, on a carriage or for a stroll in pushchair... On the former railway line converted to a green path for a safe stroll. Discover the interpretive trail about trees and plants along the trail, created by the pupils of Lescure school.

Start from Lescure, green way car park, stadium
Walking difficulty : easy
Total ascent : none
Duration : 30mn return
Length : 500 m

 

Mountain bike pathCycling path "Vel'eau"

Mountain bike theme path with information boards dealing with the different uses of water in the Couserans. Detailed sheet available at the tourist office.

Start from St-Girons, tourist office
Walking difficulty : medium
Total ascent : 50 m
Duration : 2h30 return
Length : 15 km

 

lac bethmale familleBethmale lakeside walk

This beautiful mountain lake (1000 m altitude) is car-accessible and with parking facilities, at about a 30 minutes drive away from Saint-Girons.
Nearby, sleighing and snowshoeing possibilities can be found. Handicapped Acces.
Walking around the lake is possible with a stroller.
During winter, do get informed about the road conditions.

Access : from Saint-Girons, take the D 618 road in the direction of Castillon. Cross the town and drive on until you get to the Bordes sur Lez village. Turn left taking the D 7 road into the Bethmale valley. A 10 km drive will take you to the lake. 
Itinerary can be taken via the village of Seix and the Col de la Core pass (pass closed during the winter).

Fishing spot : More fishing circuits and information

 

Valier Nature ReserveHiking in the Valier Nature Reserve

Strolling along the interpretive trail, discover the beautiful Valier nature reserve : play with the trees, move around like a squirrel, learn how to identify raptors, … Stroller accessible.
Parking space, public toilets, picnic tables and restaurant (by reservation).

Access : from Saint-Girons, take the D618 road in the direction of Castillon en Couserans and then Sentein. Turn left into the Ribérot Valley and drive on until you get to the parking space.

 

etang lersHiking and angling at the lake Etang de Lers

This mountain lake offers an ideal interpretive trail for families and is also recommended for angling (angling permits and gear rental on site). In winter, the lake becomes a Nordic site of hiking, sleigh-riding and snowshoeing.
Parking space, public toilets, picnic tables and catering.

Access : from Saint-Girons, take the D618 road in the direction of Massat and then follow the D18 until you get to the lake.

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