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The site

The site

Saint Lizier is a medieval village built at the top of a rocky hill overlooking the Salat river.

The site has been inhabited for millenaries: celts, romans.
Apart from the charming views of the Pyrenees in the background, Saint Lizier's heritage is remarkable: a roman cathedral and its cloister, cobbled lanes leading to the former impressive Bishops' Palace with its own cathedral displaying a rare series of frescoes recently discovered.
It's an oasis of calm next to all the facilities of Saint Girons the nearby town: shops and entertainment  and the famous colourful saturday market.

May- June events

May- June events

Every year from the end of may till mid June, herds of cows , sheep and Merens black horses are taken to the high fields in  the mountain.

Walking with them and their sheperds is a unique experience.
The Merens horses start from Saint Lizier during the first week-end in June.

Music festival of July- August

Music festival of July- August

In August, some of the best pianists and choirs in classical music perform in the unique setting of the roman cathedral and cloister.

Once upon a time in Couserans

Once upon a time in Couserans

During the first weekend in August, Saint Girons becomes a city of the 19th century with old machines, old jobs and crafts. Hundreds of people dress in the manner of ancient times during the sunday morning parade.

It's the memory of old rural France that is displayed to the delight of the local population and numerous visitors.

Art festival: mid-september

Art festival: mid-september

Every year, on the first weekend of autumn, Saint Lizier welcomes about 50 artists and craftmen.

Their works are displayed all over the city, in the streets , houses, garages and gardens of the old town.
You walk among beauty, art, creativity.
A food bar is set up on the small Townhall square and a jazz band will entertain you while eating.
It's a nice way to celebrate the end of summer.

The Consorani festival

The Consorani festival

The organization "the Consorani" organizes several shows displaying the Gallo-Roman and medieval history ot the city of Saint Lizier.

In August , during the Gallo-Roman days, the city revives  this historical past .

 
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