At the bend in these medieval streets, you can discover the ramparts, which are the oldest walls in the village, rue de la Brèche is the porte d’Uzan, sometimes nicknamed “the door of blood”.
The view, on a clear day, allows you to catch a glimpse of the Pyrenees skyline. One can imagine that the landscape has remained the same since the Middle Ages. Seen from the valley, the city is impressive and appears impregnable.
The Hospice (today Maison des associations) spanned the Porte d’Uzan. Its architecture is typical of the 12th century, with exposed beams and corbels. This establishment played a major role in the organization of the town, receiving pilgrims passing through, as well as the sick and needy. A social vocation that continues today with the presence of the Red Cross and Secours Catholique.
It’s the perfect spot for a great souvenir photo!