Take advantage of this day in Couserans, an authentic territory in the Regional Natural Park of the Ariège Pyrenees, to discover the built heritage, the know-how of yesteryear and the local products. You will stop on the way to Saint-Jacques de Compostelle, in the Gallo-Roman city of Saint-Lizier, a UNESCO world heritage site, you will be welcomed by one of the last clog makers in France and in a cheese factory for visit the facilities and taste good local cheese. Here is a nice excursion in perspective in a beautiful corner of France where life is good!
On the western part of Ariège, the Couserans and its 18 valleys is a vast territory divided between high mountains, mountains and [...]
1 - Guided tour of the city of Saint-Lizier and the Palace of the Bishops.
You will visit the cloister, the Treasure of the Bishops of St-Lizier and the cathedral with its magnificent Romanesque frescoes as well as the XNUMXth century pharmacy with its remedies and instruments from the past. The Bishops' Palace, whose scenography has been completely revised, also adjoins one of the most beautiful religious buildings in the Occitania region: the Notre Dame de la Sède cathedral with its paintings on the ceiling like a small Sistine chapel!
Lunch at the Côté jardin restaurant in Lorp Sentaraille.
Bethmale cheese puff pastry, green salad
Roast pork, mushroom sauce
Wine and coffee
2 - Guided tour of the Bethmale clog factory in Arrien-en-Bethmale.
Pascal makes his clogs entirely by hand. He is one of the last clog makers in France. He will tell you the famous legend of these clogs sought after by collectors and worn by local folk groups.
3 - Visit and tasting at Le moulin gourmand cheese dairy in Engomer.
This cheese factory promotes cheeses from the Pyrenees, in particular Bethmale made from milk from cows, goats and sheep collected directly from the neighboring farm. This is also where millas and delicious ravioli are prepared.
17:00 p.m .: End of your day.
Prices / Validity
Price of stay / person: 33 €
Rate of stay / person - 1 day
The price includes
- Guided tours of the city and the palace of the Bishops of Saint-Lizier, the guided tour of the Bethmale clog-maker workshop and tasting at the gourmet mill, lunch with wine and coffee.
The price does not include