Sunday, January 29, 2017

The Foothills of the Pyrenees – Mirepoix, Alet-les-Bains & Area


I spent a very happy week at the beginning of November with good friends, Karen and Scott. They have been renting a house near Mirepoix, France, for several years now so they were able to show me some of the loveliest nearby sights.


Countryside
The rolling hills turn to steep mountain passes the further south you travel. There are traces of the Resistance movement, wineries, fast-flowing river valleys, and pretty little villages.




Mirepoix 
Mirepoix’s square is surrounded by beautiful old half-timbered buildings. Plane trees line the streets and there is a huge market every Monday.






Alet-les-Bains
Alet-les-Bains is a small village with a pretty park by the river, narrow streets and alleyways, old half-timbered buildings, and a few remaining traces of the medieval Jewish ghetto.





See Also 
Sunny Day in Quillan 
Market Day in Limoux 
Perpignan à Noël

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