In the valley of the Rialsesse, by the winding d-road west of Couiza which continues on into the Corbères, Serres has a population of just 50 people. In summer it's an idyllic setting - the old stone village, its heart unchanged for centuries, with very few if any modern buildings, overlooked by the mighty Mount Pech Cardou. The bridge across the river, built in the 17th Century, has recently been renovated. It's an elegant, if rustic structure adds to the dramatic view down the valley. Atop the village stands the sturdy 16th Century chateau.
Chateau at Serres
At the top of the village is the chateau, a substantial edifice dating from the 16th Century.
Ancient river bridge
The narrow, steeply-arched bridge over the River Rialsesse at Serres dates from the 17th Century.
On the Route d'Arques, main road through the village, is this cafe, restaurant, and bed and breakfast. I have failed to find a name or web link - please tell me if you know it.
By the road at the western entrance of the village is an array of mostly agricultural vehicles, with a sign proclaiming a museum display, but it is sadly all rusting and overgrown with brambles.