Natural resources day; mineral and water! Start by taking a little altitude to discover an exceptional panorama of the Ariège Pyrenees from the largest open-air talc quarry in the world! After a hearty lunch with local flavors, follow the extraordinary course of the water of our mountains, from the dam to the tap.


11:00 AM ACCURATE : 42.80572 - 1.802032
Guided tour of the Luzenac talc quarry from your bus*.
At an altitude of 1800m, on giant bleachers, men work. At the controls of huge machines, they discover, extract, sort and transport talc, the softest and softest rock on our earth. In front of them, the high chain of the Pyrenees unrolls its snow-capped peaks ...

12H15 : 42.78353 - 1.75492
Lunch at the Auberge d'AXIAT farm
Menu with wine and coffee included
Homemade aperitif
Gourmet salad
Confit duck legs with vegetables
Country cheese
Homemade dessert

14H00 : 42.702033 - 1.889459
Visit of the ORLU hydroelectric power station
The only hydroelectric power station that can be visited in Ariège!
In the company of a specialized guide, this tour allows you to discover the 3rd hydroelectric power station in Ariège inside and outside, as well as its operation (turbine, alternator, etc.). Also to discover: an exhibition space with models, videos, interactive terminals and animations.

Visit of the Mountain Observatory museum in ORLU
An interactive museum unique in the Pyrenees that awakens your senses to discover from room to room: mountain life, villages and cultures, deciduous and coniferous forests, meadows and ridges.

*In the event of rain or fog, the visit to the talc quarry will be canceled and refunded. A substitute visit "heritage and flavor" is possible at the Moulin de Sinsat, built in the XNUMXth century and where the "biscuits du Moulin" shop is located. The visit is punctuated by a tasting of artisanal biscuits.

Base 20 people minimum - Free driver.
Groups of 10 people: supplement of 3 € / pers.

The price includes : Guided bus tour of the Luzenac talc quarry - Lunch - Visits to the hydroelectric power station and the mountain observatory museum in Orlu.
The price does not include : transport, travel cancellation insurance.


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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