Mines de Bentaillou (Pyrenees) Mines de Bentaillou. Ariège – Pyrenees. There are no words to describe this place. Share this:TweetPrintEmailLike this:Like Loading... Related 9 thoughts on “Mines de Bentaillou (Pyrenees)” You’re introducing me to another part of the Ariège that I simply don’t know. Wonderful! LikeLiked by 1 person We’re a bit biased because this is where my wife’s family is from and we have a house there and obviously this is our favourite part. This is bear and mountain country. Bentaillou is a former zinc and lead mine 6,500 ft above sea level. It takes a 3 hour-walk from the valley. In fact nobody goes there, as you have noticed, nobody knows where the Ariege is. LikeLiked by 1 person Gorgeous! LikeLiked by 1 person what a beautiful place, ideal for hiking! LikeLiked by 1 person It is indeed. One can even mountain bike it all the way to the top. LikeLiked by 1 person Wow, makes it even more interesting! LikeLike “WOW” and “holy cow” come to mind in attempting to describe this place, but you’re right: No words. Gorgeous photo, though! LikeLiked by 1 person Thanks Heide. Sorry for missing your comment again. Hope all is well with you. LikeLiked by 1 person My life is a shambles, Yann — too much work, and too much change all at once! But I will get through it and will return to see what you’ve been up to the past month. Hope all is well with you, too … LikeLike Comments are closed.