From the Mirepoix cutlery you walk along the Hers to the medieval village of Camo, then continue south around the Montbel lake. You then join the textile basin of the Pays d'Olmes in Lavelanet and the valley where the artisans work the horn. Continue towards Rapy where you pass near two curiosities: the orris of Ilhat and the tufière of Roquefort-les-cascades. On the way back, go through the vineyards of Engraviès. A varied circuit of discoveries!

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Cathar Pyrenees

Located to the east of Ariège, on the border of the Aude, this territory, labeled "Country of Art and History", revolves around [...]

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1 - From Mirepoix to Léran

Leaving from Mirepoix town hall, catch up with avenue Jean Durroux on the D626 towards Moulin-Neuf. Before Moulin-Neuf, turn right on the D507 towards Lagarde. You will cross the village by the main street before taking the D7 again towards Camon. Once in Camon, take the road to reach Léran, you have to turn right after the restaurant La Camonette. You will go along L'Hers until you reach the D107 by a small road.

2 - From Léran to Lavelanet

After the village of Léran, take the D28A towards Les Baylards. Fork right onto a small road before the bend at village level. You will land on the D18, you have to cross the bridge to join the D620 towards Rivel. Don't forget to turn right on the D120 before the village of Rivel. You will cross La Calmette by the D520 then catch up with the D205 before turning onto the D616 in the direction of Lesparrou. Cross the village to head towards L'Aguillon by the D16 then turn right towards the D117 in the village of l'Aiguillon. You will arrive at Lavelanet.

3 - From Lavelanet to Mirepoix

When you reach the central Lavelanet roundabout, take the D117 and turn towards rue Pasteur, then rue Maréchal Joffre. You will go through Raissac. You have to follow the D10 until you reach Saint-Martin. At this time, you can turn right onto the D13 towards Merviel, Engraviès. Roussinerge, Senesse De Senabugue and Besset. Once you have passed the village of Besset, take the D119 to catch up with Mirepoix.