There is also the climate - another huge plus for the area. Mont Louis, where the Regional Nature Park has its office, has one of the best sunshine records in France with 2,875 sunshine hours per year. This can be seen in the graphic below. Mont Louis (2875) is marked at the bottom extreme of the map.
By comparison here are the yearly sunshine hours for Great Britain: England 1,457 hours; Wales 1,359 hours; Scotland 1,160 hours. (All figures from the Met Office 1971 - 2000 averages)
Holiday with Pyrenees Mountain Adventure and discover the hidden gems of the beautiful,
sun kissed Eastern Pyrenees near Mont Louis. The Pic Carlit Challenge (4 day hut to hut trek) starts from Mont Louis.
"There is no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather." John Ruskin