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Mirepoix is a little village in the Languedoc region in the south of France, located about 50km from Carcassonne. The town square is reported to be one of the loveliest in southern France. However, I found it to be a bit run down compared to other villages in Languedoc. Mirepoix, France is a relatively popular tourist location, most famous for the Maison des Consuls, a building dating back to the 14th century. Now a hotel, the building looks out over the lovely Place des Couverts, otherwise known as the Place Marechal-Leclerc. The very notable feature of the Maison des Consuls is a collection of 150-or-so carved faces and figures in the large wooden beams used in its construction nearly 600 years ago. The carved faces include people of different ethnic backgrounds - Greeks, African, Romans, etc., as well as animals. Many are quite irreverent and comical. These travel photos of Mirepoix can be seen using the Slideshow below.

More photos can be seen at: Mirepoix Photos Page 2. Or see a slideshow of the carved beams at Mirepoix Carved Beams.


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photo of a street in Mirepoix, France
Mirepoix Street Scene #7929


photo of St. Maurice Cathedral Mirepoix, France
St. Maurice Cathedral #7916


photo of St. Maurice Cathedral in Mirepoix, France
St. Maurice Cathedral #7933


photos of ancient carved wooden beams on the Maison des Consuls in Mirepoix, France
Maison des Consuls Roof Beams #7906
The carvings on these beams date back to the 14th century.

photos of ancient carved wooden beams on the Maison des Consuls in Mirepoix, France
Carved Beam #7792
There are 150 figures carved into these huge, ancient, wooden beams

photos of a street in Mirepoix, France
Place des Couverts #7720


photos of ancient carved wooden beams on the Maison des Consuls in Mirepoix, France
Carved Beams #7719


photos of ancient carved wooden beams on the Maison des Consuls in Mirepoix, France
Maison des Consuls Carved Beams #7802


photos of ancient carved wooden beams on the Maison des Consuls in Mirepoix, France
Carved Beams #7805


photos of ancient carved wooden beams on the Maison des Consuls in Mirepoix, France
Carved Wooden Figure #7721


photos of ancient carved wooden beams on the Maison des Consuls in Mirepoix, France
Carved Wooden Figure #7722


photos of ancient carved wooden beams on the Maison des Consuls in Mirepoix, France
Carved Wooden Figure #7724



Carved Wooden Beam #7725



Carved Wooden Beam #7726


photos of ancient carved wooden beams on the Maison des Consuls in Mirepoix, France
Carved Wooden Beam #7728


photos of ancient carved wooden beams on the Maison des Consuls in Mirepoix, France
Figure Carved in Wood #7730


photos of ancient carved wooden beams on the Maison des Consuls in Mirepoix, France
Figure Carved in Wood #731


photos of ancient carved wooden beams on the Maison des Consuls in Mirepoix, France
Figure Carved in Wood #7735


photos of ancient carved wooden beams on the Maison des Consuls in Mirepoix, France
Carved Figure in Wood #7737


photos of ancient carved wooden beams on the Maison des Consuls in Mirepoix, France
Carved Figure in Wood #7738


photos of ancient carved wooden beams on the Maison des Consuls in Mirepoix, France
Carved Figure in Wood #7741


photos of ancient carved wooden beams on the Maison des Consuls in Mirepoix, France
Figure Carved in Wood #7743


photos of ancient carved wooden beams on the Maison des Consuls in Mirepoix, France
Figure Carved in Wood #7744


photos of ancient carved wooden beams on the Maison des Consuls in Mirepoix, France
Figure Carved in Wood #7745


photos of a detail on St. Maurice Cathedral in Mirepoix, France
St. Maurice Detail #7894


photos of a gargoyle on St. Maurice Cathedral in Mirepoix, France
St. Maurice Gargoyle #7884


photos of ancient carved wooden beams on the Maison des Consuls in Mirepoix, France
Gargoyle on St. Maurice in Mirepoix, France #7892


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