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Orris du Carla

Historic site and monument, Historic patrimony in Auzat
  • From generation to generation, shepherds have brought their flocks to summer pastures on the pla de Soulcem .

  • Before the dam was built, this area was occupied by numerous families throughout the summer months.
    However, some of the orris are still perfectly preserved, thanks to a rehabilitation campaign that has brought an entire village back into use, explaining the functions of each orri.
    You'll find them just a few dozen meters from the Carla parking lot after the Soulcem dam.
    At the Maison des Patrimoines in Auzat, you'll also find more detailed information on pastoralism. A book entitled orris,...
    Before the dam was built, this area was occupied by numerous families throughout the summer months.
    However, some of the orris are still perfectly preserved, thanks to a rehabilitation campaign that has brought an entire village back into use, explaining the functions of each orri.
    You'll find them just a few dozen meters from the Carla parking lot after the Soulcem dam.
    At the Maison des Patrimoines in Auzat, you'll also find more detailed information on pastoralism. A book entitled orris, written by Jean Besset, is on sale at the Ariege Pyrenees Tourist Office.
  • Environment
    • Mountain location
  • Spoken languages
    • French
Services
  • Equipment
    • Public WC
    • Car park
  • Services
    • Themed tour
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