Located at the “top” of the town of Aston, one of the largest in Ariège, the Fontargente ponds (silver fountains) are remarkable in more than one way. Placed at the foot of the lowest pass between France and Andorra (the Port d'Inclès is 2262m above sea level) in a site that is both gentle and wild, between grassy ridges and lofty rocky walls.
On the RN20, take the direction of Les Cabannes, then Aston. Follow the signs for “Refuge du Rulhe” and “Barrage de Laparan”. South of the village of Aston, it will take you a good half an hour to reach the Laparan dam by a road that deteriorates sharply from the Riète dam.
South of Ariège, on the border with Andorra, are the Ariège Pyrenees. Between mountainous landscapes and activities, there are many [...]