A wide path, once used by oxen to transport farm produce and local stone, leads through Lavayssière’s oak wood. Deep in the wood, one finds tiny ancient limestone quarries and a small seasonal stream leading to the little river Camezon, which runs along the valley and ultimately leads to the mighty Garonne.

Those who follow the animal tracks stealthily enough may come across families of deer who live in the wood. They’re very shy but can often be seen among the oaks and sometimes in the meadow, especially in the early morning.

Wildfowl – herons, ducks and so on – feed at the pond.  If you’re very lucky you’ll see a pine martin – an animal about the size of a domestic cat and belonging to the ‘mustelid’ family, which includes minks, otters and badgers (click here for more).

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