The pond of Artax, located in the Massif des Trois Seigneurs, is the largest of the lakes in the Courbière valley. Without any particular difficulty, this hike will take you to discover this magnificent pond nestled in a small circus at the foot of the Bassibié peak.

Road access:
Coming from Foix by the National 20, at the first roundabout at the entrance to Tarascon sur Ariège, follow the direction of Banat.
Cross the village of Banat, then Gourbit. Park in the village.

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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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1 - DEPARTURE

From the village, go up the road leading to another small car park. From this car park, turn right onto the path marked in yellow which goes deep into the forest along the stream until the intersection with a forest track. Continue on this track for about 500 meters, then in a sharp curve to the right, take the path that goes to the right on the slope of the track. The slope becomes steeper until the exit of the wood to reach the line of ridges. From there, the slope softens and the path undulates in the summer pastures to reach a hut and finally the pond.

2 - ARTAX POND

For the return, take the same route as going to the village of Gourbit.