From generation to generation, the shepherds have brought their flocks to the mountain pastures on the pla de Soulcem.

Before the dam was built, this area was occupied by many families throughout the summer season. However, there are still orris in perfect conservation since a rehabilitation campaign made it possible to restore an entire village which explains the functions of each orri. You will easily find them a few dozen meters from the Carla car park after the Soulcem dam. You will also find more important information on pastoralism at the Heritage House in Auzat. There is a book called orris written by Jean Besset on sale at the Ariège Pyrenees tourist office.

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Ariège Pyrenees

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

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