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Here, nature and History have been generous

The ideal location of Le Songe du Valier in the heart of the Parc régional naturel des Pyrénées ariégeoises offers to our guests famous and outstanding sites : Cascade d'Ars, Grotte du Mas d’Azil, Cirque de Cagateille... On foot, along the GR 10, on high mountain trails or on family walks, walkers have access to high altitude lakes, tumultuous torrents and glacial cirques in middle of breathtaking granite and limestone landscapes bordered by thick beech and fir forests.

Authentic nature and activities for all

In this exceptional landscape, tourism professionals have managed to develop a multitude of activities in harmony with the environment : hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, bicycle touring, paragliding, climbing, via ferrata, canoeing, treetop adventure course, but also canyoning, speleology and alpine and cross-country skiing (Guzet resort). Not far from Seix, the green resort of Aulus-les-Bains offers many opportunities for leisure and relaxation. It also hosts the first station dedicated to the practice of Trail in the Pyrenees, with 140 kilometres of freely accessible signposted routes. In the Couserans area around it, many other discovery activities and excursions are within walking distance or a short drive : visit of the Salau farm, nature and discovery workshop, fishing activity to the étang de Lers and Bethmale Lake, or minigolf at the Grange de l’Agouadis.

An astonishing typical heritage

Concerning the cultural heritage, the first stop of your holiday will certainly be the village of Seix. In addition to its typical houses, Seix hosts a remarkably restored 15th century castle, home to the Centre d’interprétation du patrimoine des vallées du Couserans, as well as an original fortified church with listed furniture, whose architecture reflects a turbulent history. Heritage lovers, you will enjoy the authenticity of the picturesque villages of the Couserans (Soueix, Oust, Ercé, Sentenac d'Oust, Ustou...) and the richness of the patrimoine heritage of the Couserans valleys : Boutique des colporteurs, Exposition des montreurs d’Ours, Exposition de la Mine de Salau… Don't forget to buy the Heritage Pass to discover these remarkable sites at lower cost.

 

Prehistoric caves, medieval castles, historic cities and geological sights will also be on the menu of your excursions: caves of Lombrives and Niaux, underground river of Labouiche, Château de Foix and cities of Saint-Girons and Saint-Lizier, without forgetting the fabulous Prehistory Park of Tarascon-sur-Ariège.

 

Finally, the proximity of Andorra will be an opportunity to visit this Principality located between France and Spain, which is particularly popular for its ski slopes and tax-free products.