Near Mirepoix, on a fairy tale path that runs along the river Hers and passes by the ruins of the Cathar castle of Lagarde, lies the village of Camon, which originally was a medieval fortified abbey. The small village, with the walls
When you get to Mirepoix and park in the outer zone, (there's no parking available) you feel a bit let down, asking yourself if it was worth coming because the outside area looks a bit lonely and abandoned. Well don't worry because
The city grew around a chapel built by Charlemagne in the 10th century and became the Abbey of St. Volusiano. The church and the monastery were embellished in the 13th and 14th centuries. During the wars of religion the church was
Foix French and Catalan, Occitan Fois, is a town and French commune located in the department of Ariège in the Midi-Pyrenees region. Situated at the confluence of the Ariège Arget in Pays de Foix called, an area that roughly
The castle is currently sheltering the Ariège Museum, which becomes the theater of a great historic and spectacular occasion of the medieval days every summer. The three towers of the proud castle are bigger then anything else in the
The way up to the castle is beautiful! Among the streets, which are decorated with lots of flowers, the houses and old stone floor, of a grayish colour .. almost as grey as the weather. It is just five minutes walk from the base of
The village is rather big, not your typical small mountain village. It spreads out over both sides of the two rivers that start in several places in the town, although the oldest part, which is located to the east, is somewhat more
After crossing the Pyrenees axis by Andorra, and after a few hours of driving, I arrived at Tarascon in the dark. I rose early the next day and my first impressions of France were good. I liked the lovely villages and the people.