The large number (15 or so) of dry stone shelters with a turf roof, or orris, is evidence of the importance of the valley as summer pasture in the past.
My last visit to the valley was at the height of summer and it was crowded with people. This time there was no one and I had the whole valley to myself. I made my way up the valley on one side of the river, ascended to the Médécourbe Lake and then returned the other side of the river.
High above the lake is the Pic Médécourbe which is unusual in that it is where the borders of France, Spain and Andorra meet. On the summit it would be possible to hop in and out of the three countries. Today the summit was out of the question with the snow cover. An idea for next summer!