Lapège – The Midi-Pyrenees Village 1000m High

As you might have read in the Surba village post, I was hooked on Tarascon-sur-Ariège, which is a small but large area housing a quite a number of ancient towns up and down the many mountains, hills and valleys. The total area of Tarascon-sur-Ariège covers some a moderate  8sqkm of total land area, and houses quite a number of satellite villages, all totally unique and distinctive in their own way.

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So, Lapège…

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I got told 1 week after I left Lapège that it was actually one of the older towns in the Tarascon region, I am unsure of the dates but it was clear that after staying there for 3 days that there was something truly special about this place.

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Lapège is home to no more than 30 inhabitants, of which I only spotted 8 or so, and got speaking to 3, and due to my sheer inability to pronounce my French properly, communication was usually limited to few correctly pronounced words and hand signs.

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The temps were hitting no more than 7c at 991m above sea level, so having the van door open was a brief affair.

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Timeless and more timeless!

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The definition of wabi-sabi! Old wooden roof structure in Lapege.

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I viewed this town from Lapege and decided I would go and check it out, it didn’t look like much but this was Miglos, I would soon find out what was so special.

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Mountains always calling me. I ended up walking up some of these as you will see in future posts.

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Tea from the safety of the van!

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Potentially quite difficult to capture Lapege with photographs. It was more of a feeling than a thing to capture, it has been difficult to express with words also, but here you go.


All photography by Kano Kane of The Rebelism.