From a population of 500 inhabitants in 1830 to just 10 permanent residents, last recorded by Insee in 2011, and now climbing back up with 51 residents  in 2019, the commune of Urbanya in the district of Prades is worth a visit.

Set amidst magnificent scenery in the massif du Madres, the tiny village nevertheless has a town hall with defibrillator, Wi Fi, a rather interesting little church, half ancient, half modern, and ‘le doigt du géant’, a tree in a private garden, carved into a finger pointing to heaven!



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