Bergue Supérieur and Bergue Inférieur

After leaving Granille, we continued through the glorious woodlands, mostly downhilll and then back up to the village Bergue Supérieur. Bergue Supérieur is another small medieval village with stone buildings and narrow streets.

A little stone building
A little stone building
Another different assortment of buildings
Another different assortment of buildings
Where do the stairs go?
Where do the stairs go?
Built right into the mountain side!
Built right into the mountain side!
Winding through the village
Winding through the village
Old building along the road Tchassa de Bal
Old building along the road Tchassa de Bal

It was fun to explore the village while passing through the streets, but it wasn’t long before we had passed through the town and were on our way to the next. Meanwhile, the way out of Bergue Supérieur provided a wonderful view.

Terraces from Bergue Supérieur
Terraces from Bergue Supérieur
The village of Bergue Supérieur
The village of Bergue Supérieur
A last look at Bergue Supérieur
A last look at Bergue Supérieur

Not far out of Bergue Supérieur, a view of the next town, Bergue Inférieur could already be seen. However, it was still some distance away, and we needed to go down into a valley and back up to get there.

Looking ahead to Bergue Inférieur
Looking ahead to Bergue Inférieur

On the descent into the valley, we almost got lost by the rooster and chickens.

Rooster and chickens (wrong way)
Rooster and chickens (wrong way)
An occasional house is still around
An occasional house is still around

In the valley we encountered a bridge and waterfall. Along the road afterwards was a long line of caterpillars following each other. (48 caterpillars in a line!)

Finally we arrived at Bergue Inférieur. There were more stone buildings here. As a note, the “Supérieur” and “Inférieur” in the names of these towns refers to which town is further along the road, and not which has a higher elevation.

The town of Bergue Inférieur
The town of Bergue Inférieur
A short little building with slate roofing
Heading through the streets
Heading through the streets

We continued past this town as well, onto our final destination for the day…