Mont is a small village of about forty inhabitants, situated on the eastern side of the Louron valley, at an altitude of about 1300 metres. Its southern exposure gives it a remarkable amount of sunshine and also shelters it from the cold winds that descend into the valley.
You can therefore stroll through the renovated stone streets of the village, between the old farms and barns characteristic of the valley.
The church of Saint-Barthelemy, classified as a Historic Monument, was built in the 12th century before being transformed in the 16th century. The bell tower was replaced by a tower and a chapel, built on the north side of the building, was added. In addition, many of the interior and exterior walls are still decorated with frescoes.
In the cemetery, close to the church, there is an oratory dedicated to Saint Catherine of Alexandria. Also classified as a Historic Monument, it is remarkable for the paintings covering its walls and vault.
A paddle mill can also be seen on the Poudaque stream, on the outskirts of the village. The last of the five mills that occupied this area, it is nevertheless very well preserved.
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