Photo by Chantal Sagouspe ©

Today we will spend a few minutes enjoying the peaceful scenery of Arette, at the foot of the Basses-Pyrenees (also known as the Pyrenees-Atlantiques), in the Aquitaine region of south west France, near the Spanish border.

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It is a picturesque area of old chateaux and towns at the foot of majestic mountains, with many walking trails which the locals have used for hundreds of years, and are still popular today ……

In Spring, the hills abound with delicate alpine wildflowers such as orchids, gentians, saxifrages and lilies……

Tomorrow we will bring you the story of a unique artwork which came about as a result of a chance meeting in this beautiful area of the Basses-Pyrenees …………

Photo by Chantal Sagouspe ©