Evol Castle (fr. Château d’Evol) rises above the eponymous village near the town of Olette, in the Eastern Pyrenees Department (Pyrénées-Orientales), and the Occitania Region (this region was created following the merger of the Languedoc Roussillon and Midi-Pyrénées regions). There is another picturesque village, Thuès d’Evol (within three minutes by car) that is smaller in …More
Hot hydrogen sulfide baths in the open air: Les Bains de Llo, East Pyrenees, France
The thermal springs of Llo are located in Cerdanya, in the East Pyrenees (Department N66), in the picturesque French village of Llo on the edge of the gorge of Segré. They are rich in hydrogen sulfide which activates the …More
Chamois is a graceful animal that is a symbol of the Pyrenees
In nature, there are several species of chamois that are very similar to each other. Therefore, all of them are called a rupicapra (or rupicapra) from Latin “stone goat” (“chèvre des rochers”). This is a species of chamois of Asian origin. It …More
Of all the castle buildings from the first half of the 14th century this castle (fr. Le château de Puivert), of course, is considered to be one of the most well preserved. When you visit the castle there is a feeling that time has stopped. Serenity, harmony, quiet, strength and elegance are the …More
Winter day in the Pyrenees
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The history of the Pyrenees
The first documented human presence in the Pyrenees is found in Bauma Margineda (Andorra) dated to the Epipaleolithic period, the same place also documented the occupation during the Neolithic periods and the Bronze age.
The presence of Iberian tribes is cited in ancient sources: Bebrics in the central Pyrenees, Iacetans …More
Cédric Hoareau is a mountain guide and professional narrator of the legends of the Catalan Pyrenees. He offers a unique service – organizing walking tours and hiking trails, regardless of the season, to places related to mysterious stories and legends. He tells these legends himself. This type of educational tourism is becoming increasingly popular among …More
Castellvell (cat. Castellvell de Solsona) is a castle located on top of a hill of 838 meters with the same name in the municipality of Olius in the Solsona district, three kilometers from the city of Solsona (Lleida, Catalonia).
The building dates back to the 11th century. This is one of the most important military fortifications …More
Dorres Roman SPA Baths (Les Bains de Dorres), Cerdanya plateau, Pyrenees, France
The Dorres Roman baths (Les Bains de Dorres) are located on the site of a hot spring (40 ° Celsius), which flows from the foot of the Dorres village. The picturesque village is located in the French Pyrenees at an altitude of …More
Foix – the most touristy city of Ariège (France)
Foix is a city in which (2018) 9,721 people live. It is part of an agglomeration called Country Foix Varilhes (32,000 inhabitants), which, in turn, is part of the Ariège department, with a population of 160,000 inhabitants.
About 90,000 tourists visit the city annually.
The political structure …More