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Autrefois le Couserans - Once the Couserans
From the very first occasion, in August 1993, in the streets of Saint-Girons, the parade of ancient times captured the public and so was a real master stroke. Ever since, the event is taking place during the first August weekend and attracts more and more spectators and participants willing to trace the social and rural epic of the past century.
With animated demonstrations such as : harvesting, period costumes, trades and machineries, teams of horses and steers, the ice track, the "Ath bi petit" tavern, farmyard cattle, the pit-sawing and threshing, the gourmet and artcraft market, the 1900 school class...
Organiser : Autrefois le Couserans - Association - 05 34 14 62 69
Web site : http://autrefois-le-couserans.com/
Information : St-Girons St-Lizier tourist office 05 61 96 26 60
Fishing season in Ariège
Mountain lake opening (+1000 metres high) : 28th May to 2nd October
Lac de Bethmale and Etang de Lers opening period : from 30th April to 2nd October
New in 2016 : the APPAM of St-Girons created a 1000 metres long Trout Leisure route on the Salat River in St-Girons : it’s a 1st category, easily accessible route with regular high density fish supply for easy angling.
The route is specially recommended to beginners wanting to initiate to trout angling.
Fishing permits are for sale at the St-Girons Tourist Office - place Alphonse Sentein in Saint-Girons 05 61 96 26 60
« L'Assiette » ... a new identity in the Michelin Red Guide
Seven dining establishments are entering the new signature of the Michelin guide : Le Phoebus, Didier Lamotte (Foix); Les Remparts, Géraldine Portoles (Mirepoix); Le Carré de l'Ange, Paul Fontvieille (Saint-Lizier); L’Auberge d'Antan, Laurent Bubola (Saint-Girons); La Petite maison, Pao Magny (Lorp Sentaraille); A la Montanha, Philippe Lacube (Les Cabannes); Auberge Pierre Bayle, Fernand De Oliveira (Carla Bayle).
Being selected by the inspectors of the Michelin guide is a wonderful recognition.
“Quality produce and the chef’s extra touch: simply a good meal ». That’s the definition of the « Michelin Red Guide »’s new signature.
Also see The producers and local produces