09190 Saint-Lizier

tél : (33) 05 61 66 47 98


At the gates of the historic town of Saint Lizier, discover ICHNOLOGY, the science of tracks and marks left by living things. We welcome you to a themed park on 6 acres on a former farm that we have restored to its original character. Adults and kids, come learn and have fun!

  • Casting techniques

    Casting techniques

    Where and how to find animal tracks?
  • Ornithology

    Get to know birds
  • Vegetanimal

    An original concept where art and nature cohabit marvelously

extPAYS DES TRACES is an interactive, outdoor museum space with temporary exhibitions;
- the Molding Village where you can have fun making plaster casts of animal tracks;
- the Végétanimal exhibit with lifesize models of Pyreneen wildlife;
- the Nature Quest to learn how to interpret tracks and signs of animals;

PAYS DES TRACES has fun, educational activities led by members of our team:
- the Cave Route with a visit to the Wolf's Cave and all its surprises;
- the Mountaineering Trail where you can learn techniques for walking and climbing in the mountains;
- the Archeology Trail to see the prehistoric and paleontological finds uncovered on the site, including an exceptional sepulcre;
- the Ornithology Trail to learn to appreciate birds.

PAYS DES TRACES offers, for those with the soul of a woodsman, the Trapper's Evening. Your family will participate in the preparation of your meal: a rabbit or fowl cooked over a fire, nettle soup and fire-baked bread.


Day pass : Adult 11 €, Child 9 €

Season pass (valid until end of Toussaint school holidays)
Adult : 15.50 €, Child : 13.50 €

Trapper campfires:
Adult : 23 €, Child : 17 €

Many thanks to these photographers

About us

From 2000 to the end of 2017 ariege.com was a site devoted to tourism in the department of Ariège. The site is minimally maintained now but you can get a flavour of this beautiful area of the Pyrenees.