Mirepoix, a small town of 3100 permanent inhabitants, is situated halfway between Carcassonne and Foix.
Its name was first cited in the 10th century charter granted to the inhabitants by the Count of Foix. Mirepoix is one of the main cities in the historic Cathar Country and is ideally situated as a base to drive around and visit all the impressive castles, abbeys and cathedrals that bear witness to this turbulent religious period, the inspiration of many authors, not least Dan Brown!
Monday morning is market day in Mirepoix, a great experience!
Mirepoix is famous for its cathedral, its market square with covered arcade and beautiful half-timbered houses and the famous Maison des Consuls with fantastic sculptures on its façade.