In Ariège, there are many associations, providing plenty of possibilities for making the most of your free time. For new arrivals, they also provide occasions for meeting people and getting involved in local life.
Thanks to its natural countryside and the presence of the Pyrenees, Ariège offers you a wide range of open-air sports: climbing, via ferrata, speleology, winter sports, with several ski resorts and nordic skiing areas, and white-water sports such as canoeing and canyoning.
The many different clubs will provide you with appropriate training courses in a family spirit typical of the south.
The département is also known for its team sports: rugby, football, basketball, … join up for some collective excitement!
Ariège saw the birth of Fabien Pelous who holds the record for the most selections for the French rugby XV, Fabien Barthez who helped win the football world cup in 1998 and, more recently, Perrine Laffont, world freestyle skiing champion… a land of champions!
Culture is omnipresent, with numerous events being organized throughout the year, and this is reflected in the number and diversity of associations present. Explore the many clubs for music, all styles of dance, reading, shows, festivities and events.
Culture is an essential factor in providing a fulfilling lifestyle for the inhabitants and the département makes it a point of honour to make it accessible to everyone.