Parc Naturel des Pyrénées Ariégeoises, France…

motto:”Whenever I need to recreate myself, I seek the darkest woods, the thickest and most interminable ones. I enter as in a sacred place – a ‘sanctum sanctorum’: there is the strength and the marrow of Nature.”(Henry David Thoreau – “Walking”)

Situated 1h 1/2-drive from Toulouse, in the heart of its “elder sisters” – the Eastern Pyrenees and the Atlantic ones, the “Pyrénées ariégeoises” are part of the common border between France, Andorra and Spain; Ariège is both the name of the river and of the county. In the background of my photos, you can see the Andorran Pyrénées.

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“spicy Mel B” @ Plateau de Beille, Pyrénées Ariégeoises… WHY have I been nicknamed “spicy Mel B”?! – well, it’s not because of the “Spice Girls”, but due to my red chili pepper T-shirt! 🙂

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N.B. For the North Americans who have never set foot in our “old Europe”… 🙂 the French-Spanish Pyrenees range forms a majestic, picturesque and natural “wall” that may be crossed and visited with NO control of any ID-card or passport, which are required by the airport customs only… last but not least: you may travel all over Europe, from one country to another, by car or on foot, without being controlled at the borders! 🙂
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have a grand and relaxing weekend, guys! 🙂

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Posted on 29 July 2017, in melanie. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Breathtaking views, Melanie, thanks for sharing.
    Leslie

  2. So very beautiful, Melanie. And your point, too, about the freedom of movement. It makes me so furious that we in the UK, and for no good reason, have begun divorce proceedings.

    • I do understand you, Tish, it’s both sad and frustrating, but “vox populi, vox dei”… otherwise, your “compatriotes” love our region, they’re everywhere! 🙂

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