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Aire d'accueil des Brougues

Leisure, Recreational activities, Picnic area in Mercus-Garrabet
  • Relax in the shade of the pines

  • This locality above the commune of Mercus takes its name from the cupules carved into the rock, which local legend attributes to witches known as "brougues".

    All hikers taking the signposted path from the village to Mont Fourcat pass through this communal forest where, thanks to the efforts of the commune in conjunction with the ONF, they can now enjoy a picnic area in the shade of the pines and an orientation table set up in front of a 180-degree panorama of the Pyrenees chain.

    A monument...
    This locality above the commune of Mercus takes its name from the cupules carved into the rock, which local legend attributes to witches known as "brougues".

    All hikers taking the signposted path from the village to Mont Fourcat pass through this communal forest where, thanks to the efforts of the commune in conjunction with the ONF, they can now enjoy a picnic area in the shade of the pines and an orientation table set up in front of a 180-degree panorama of the Pyrenees chain.

    A monument to the Resistance completes the welcome area. Indeed, during the Second World War, the Pyrenees were a place of passage to escape the German occupation or the Vichy regime, or, in the opposite direction, a gateway for the Allies and Gaullist resistance fighters.
  • Spoken languages
    • French
Services
  • Equipment
    • Barbecue
    • Car park
    • Orientation board
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