Exceptional natural site

From the Labinas waterfall, to the rehabilitated village of Orris, the Soulcem valley, on the borders close to Andorra and Spain, will offer you an exceptional panorama from the dam.

This pastoral and natural area has seen the development of villages of orris, witnesses of a rich mountain life.

Man has used Soulcem Valley for millennia. From the Neolithic period, pastoralism began at the same time as the destruction of a sparse forest which covered the flattest areas and was mainly made up of Scots and hook pines. 

Summer pastoralism, around huts which took the form of orris (in dry stones) since the end of the Middle Ages, remained a very dynamic activity until the XNUMXth century. 

In the 1980s, a dam was built on one of the old pastoral dishes. 

The departmental road to the Carla parking lot now serves as a pastoral track and tourist access for walkers and mountain dwellers.

Many hikes leave for border peaks and high altitude ponds. You will find the descriptions in topos N ° 2 and 3, available in the information offices of the Pyrenees Ariégeoises tourist office.


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