Borde de Brézilhou

Borde de Brézilhou
I found this abandoned house, the “Borde de Brézilhou”, in the “Forêt de Sainte-Colombe”, close to Nébias, in the Aude region, in the South of France.

The house was built deep down in a gorge, far removed from the village of Nébias. 

It is not far removed from a bizarre labyrinth of massed rocks called “Le Labyrinthe”.

It is said that the place was still inhabited at the beginning of the 20th century. 

It remains unclear (to me) what the purpose of the site was. Who were these people? Were they hunters? Forresters? Or border guards? Or is it only one ruined structure left from a hamlet on this rather unlikely spot?