Take avenue de Balcère then chemin du Soula. This walk offers a nice panorama over the forest of La Matte and Lake Matemale. You pass not far from the ruins of Iglesiettes and go up to the heights of Les Angles.
The ruined village of Vallserra Shortly before you will overlook the “Camps de Vallserra” (Camps: fields in Catalan), the ruins of the Romanesque chapel of Santa-Maria in an old village that has now disappeared. The legend says that “the plague having come to ravage the village, there were only two sisters left who, in a panic, ran to take refuge in Formiguères, but they did not want to receive them. They went up to Les Angles where they were well received. As a reward, they bequeathed the territory of Vallsera to the University of Les Angles”. If epidemics of the black plague, “the granola”, have indeed declared themselves, it is unlikely that this legend is true. Indeed, the two sisters did not have in their possession the Vallserra estate which belonged to Saint-Miquel de Cuixà.
The abbot of Cuixà granted the devèse of Vallserra in 1701 to the community of the Angles.
Source: History of Capcir and Capcinois by Etienne BADIE
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