An American Expat in
the South of France

(June 2005)

Puivert is a small village located about 10 miles south of Chalabre. It features an ancient Cathar Fortress built atop a hill overlooking the village and a small lake (or large pond) with a restaurant open only in the summer. South of the village are several hamlets and a road winding its way up onto the towns of Ezpezel, Belcaire and the Plateau de Sault.
(also see
Jour de Foire in Espezel).

The Keep of Puivert in the distance

The Keep of Puivert - closer view

The Lake of Puivert and the village

A pittoresque house by the roadside at L'Escale on the way to the Plateau de Sault

A beautiful garden at L'Escale

Plateau de Sault - Southern view towards the Pyrénées and Ax-les-Thermes

Plateau de Sault - western view

Cows in a pasture near Puivert