Vall de Ribes
The Ribes valley lies in the north-west of the Ripollès area and takes in the villages of Campelles, Planoles, Pardines, Queralbs, Toses and Ribes de Freser, the economic capital of the valley. The natural richness of the area is its main attraction. Water is to be found everywhere, in the form of springs, waterfalls and streams.
Typical high mountain vegetation lines the footpaths and trails, and native wildlife coexists with the farm animals that populate the woods, pastures and meadows. Surprising views are waiting to be discovered everywhere, including the country architecture which fits perfectly into the landscape and bears witness to the activities of farmers, ranging from animal enclosures and stone salt licks to shepherds' huts.
However, the valley's most important legacy from the past is its Romanesque architecture, from major monumental sites to small churches, rubbing shoulders with mediaeval castles and Art Nouveaubuildings to make up a rich heritage in the area.