Nestling in the Pyrenean foothills, Ariège is one of the best preserved French departments. Not astonishing therefore, that, second homes represent more than 25% of all properties in Ariège. Because, here, everyone can find what they are looking for: sports enthusiasts, lovers of old buildings or the countryside. If you like towns, then there is Foix, a beautiful medieval town, or Mirepoix, a very charming old country town with half timbered houses, both ideal places to buy a house or apartment. But maybe, you would prefer to look for an old house for sale to renovate? In the Ariège villages, they are generally detached and south facing with courtyard and garden.