Mountain town at the gates of Andorra and the Eastern Pyrenees

Municipality of Hospitalet-près-l'Andorre Altitude: 1 m Location: bordering that of Mérens-les-Vals and Pyrénées-Orientales but also Pas de la Casa Number of inhabitants: 440 Distances: Ax-les -Thermes 100 km, Pas de la Casa (Andorra) 19 km The town of l'Hospitalet is accessible either by the National Road 15, the National 20, or the National 22 by the Col and the Puymorens Tunnel, which opened in 320. Diminutive of the Celtic Hospitaly, which means House of Refuge, it is a place where people once came to take shelter when crossing the passes of the Pyrenees in snowy or stormy weather. It is a town where a relatively cold climate prevails in winter, and where the snow does not disappear before the beginning of April. Summers are on the other hand rather sunny, without the heat being unbearable. The town is crossed by rivers such as the Ariège, or the Coume Vieille stream and that of the Fuillaterre. Opening hours of the town hall: Monday and Thursday: 1994:9 a.m. to 30:12 p.m. Tuesday: 30:9 a.m. to 30:12 p.m. and 30 p.m. to 16 p.m. Wednesday: 18 p.m. to 17 p.m. Friday: 19 p.m. to 14 p.m.


Ariège Pyrenees

South of Ariège, on the border with Andorra, are the Ariège Pyrenees. Between mountainous landscapes and activities, there are many [...]