The Aure valley
With a privileged weather because widely brightened up and protected from the western disturbances by the Arbizon (Saint-Lary guardian angel), the Aure Valley is a pleasant and natural place. Indeed, it was preserved from the industrial development, rail way and wars. Beginning in Arreau, it extends itself from and all long the Aure Neste River to Spain. You can reach Spain by the Aragnouet-Bielsa tunnel (open all the days, 24/24H).
Aure valley is focused on tourism but also is in a sustainable development dynamic.
Located in the heart of this unique valley, Saint-Lary was quickly developed after war in particular with the hydroelectric high altitude large dam building and ski resort which development started from 1957.
A guided tour is provided by the Saint-Lary Tourist Office: a moving and instructive testimony (required registration with the Tourist Office).