Latour-de-Carol Travel Guide

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    Welcome to Latour de Carol
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Latour-de-Carol Off The Beaten Path

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    by mikey_e Written Jan 12, 2009

    Yravals is very, very, very small hamlet a short walk from Latour de Carol. To call it a proper town would not be fair, as most of its inhabitants appear to live in holiday villas of one kind or another. Still, this area is not without interest. First of all, it is at the start of GR, so you are likely to pass through if you are going on the hike. Secondly, there is an old 15th century church, now largely unkempt, with an old cemetery out front. The church was constructed in the old Catalan style and is quite modest, but it does have some impressive remnants from the original carvings and artwork. It is my understanding that there are fairly well preserved paintings inside the church, but, as in Enveitg, the building is not open to the public at set times. Instead, you must arrange with church authorities for a visit (not for security or anything like that, just because there isn’t anyone whose full-time job is the maintenance of this particular church).

    The belltower The Romanesque nave The ancient cemetary The entrance to the church The nave from the cemetary
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    Have a nice sit-down by the Carol river

    by Princess-Kitten Written Oct 20, 2004

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    Pop behind the main road through the town and you'll find some lovely, quiet, winding streets through the typically catalan style homes. Follow the signs (easy to spot) down to the river, which is inaccessible by car. We sat there and had a lovely mini-picnic (from the great local boulangerie nearby).

    Tip: In summer; you may want to bring insect repellent in the early evenings!

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