CREATION OF TOURIST, REST AND OBSERVATION AREA

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CREATION OF TOURIST, REST AND OBSERVATION AREA

CLIENT : VALLÉE D’AX ASSOCIATION OF MUNICIPALITIES
CCVA-Ax
La Communauté de Communes des Vallées d’Ax en Ariège a lancé une réflexion sur l’aménagement d’accès très faciles à la nature montagnarde qui compose le paysage et le territoire des Vallées d’Ax. Elle souhaitait créer des espaces aménagés, généralement en bord de route, dédiés à l’observation du paysage, au pique-nique ou à la détente.

KEY FIGURES

  •  7 selected areas
  • mission in 2011
  • Areas opened in 2014

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PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The Communauté de Communes* des Vallées d’Ax in Ariège (*association of municipalities) launched a study of the creation of very easy access points to mountain nature in the landscapes and territories of the Ax valleys. The aim was to create areas, generally off the side of the road, to admire the landscape, have a picnic or rest. We carried out this work for them on the seven concerned sites, involving: • a study to develop an outdoor furniture, graphic and stage-setting concept; • proposals for development plans to create these hospitality, rest and landscape observation areas; • a proposal of a common theme to create consistency and to connect these different points of the region. This innovative and functional concept, which is customized for each site, involved creating the outdoor furniture, signs, play areas, water points, waste collection points, and toilets adapted to each site.

OUR APPROACH

In parallel to the walking/hiking trails, these areas were set up with the aim of offering tourists a proper welcome to the region. These roadside areas are intended for through traffic as they allow tourists to take a break in the region and learn about the tourism activities proposed in the Ax valleys. Depending on the site, there can also be signs explaining certain themes (landscape, etc.). Other areas in the valley were set up for vacationers wanting to picnic “outdoors”. These areas were selected mainly for summer tourists and thus have shady spots, are near water, etc.

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