Hiking in the french Pyernees, Departement AriegeA photo trip report Travel pictures of the world
by Bernhard Mueller
France/Pyrenees Aug./Sept. 2010Hiking in the french Pyernees, Departement Ariege
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Impressions of Saint-Girons
Saint-Girons, the main town of Le Couserans, enjoys a pleasant location on the banks of the Salat. A colourful and flavourful market takes place every Saturday morning under the plane trees on the Champ de Mars.

Impressions of Castillon-en-Couserans
Castillon-en-Couserans is a commune in the Ariège department about 83 km southwest of Toulouse. Castillon-en-Couserans is situated inside of the Regional Nature Park Pyrénées Ariégeoises.

Nice villages
On our reconnaissances of the surroundings of Saint Girons and the hikings in the ´Parc Naturel Régional of the Pyrénées Ariégoises´ we come through cultivated villages with many flowers.

Mountains and landscapes
The nature reserve was founded in 2009 and encloses a surface of about 2500 km ² with 142 municipalities. The area borders in the south on Spain and in the southeast on Andorra