When was the last time you took the time to watch the sunrise?
The ideal place to reconnect with the rhythm of nature and contemplate the rising sun is the summit of the Montségur pog. In the early hours of the morning, begin the twenty-minute climb up the ancestral path to the castle. Once you’ve reached the belvedere, take your time and sit down on one of the houses of the Cathar village (yes, here we sit on the remains of the houses). Clinging to the wall, they were there… even if you have to use a little imagination. The magnificent panorama unfolding before your eyes lights up as the minutes pass until the first ray of sunshine appears! The explosion of light floods your face and rewards you for your efforts! If you squint, who knows, you might even catch a glimpse of the Mediterranean Sea, far over there towards Montpellier. If luck and the weather smile on you, you’ll see a sea of clouds form and then disappear at your feet.
This suspended moment between earth and sky is adorned with the colors of the sun. The sun rises over the Cathar Pyrenees in all its glory. It’s a rare pleasure, reserved for the early risers!