Choose cottages in Ariege for a wonderfully relaxing holiday in this unspoilt, rural part of France. The Pyrenees mountains offer a stunning backdrop for outdoor pursuits including hiking and cycling the forest and mountain paths, kayaking the rivers and rapids and fishing for trout. Discover Cathar castles and prehistoric caves filled with stalactites and crystal formations. Cottages in Ariege are a great choice for nature lovers too with orchids, rare butterflies, raptors and even bears to look out for! Don't miss a chance to try the natural thermal spas in the region; they are rich in minerals and said to heal all manner of illnesses.