Orus is a commune with 29 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2011 ) in the department of Ariège in the Midi-Pyrénées region. It belongs to the district of Foix, to Canton Vicdessos and founded in 2002 Association of Municipalities Auzat - Vicdessos. The inhabitants of Orus are called Orusiens.


The small community of Orus is located high above the valley of Vicdessos in the Pyrenees, 25 km south-southwest of Foix and about 15 kilometers north of the border with Andorra ( straight line ). The territory of Orus is part of the Regional Natural Park Pyrenees Ariégeoises. The highest elevation in the town is 1984 m above sea level, the Pic de Boucarle.


The secluded, be overcome only by a 350 m difference in altitude road from the Vicdessostal accessible place had the entire 19th century through more than 300 residents, the decline began in the 1920s and found its climax in the 1970s, when the community only had 11 inhabitants.


  • Church of Saint- Germain