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The soul of our villages

Preserved valleys

Stone houses with facades enhanced by wooden balconies, bordered by galleries and slate roofs pierced by dormer windows to let the sun’s generous rays filter through… This is the typical Pyrenean architecture of our villages.

Our heritage

We’ve inherited a rich heritage and can’t wait to share it with you…

In our village churches and chapels, Baroque altarpieces, frescoes dating back to the 15th century, polychrome virgins and other untouched treasures that may have stood the test of time!

Saint-Lary is located on the network of the chemins de Saint-Jacques de Compostelle, whose route reaches Spain via the Port Vieux pass in the Géla valley and the Ourdissétou pass in the Rioumajou valley.

A symbol of this era: the Templar chapel located in the commune of Aragnouet.

to visit

The house


The Maison du Patrimoine in Saint Lary offers a variety of museographic spaces dedicated to Pyrenean heritage, as well as guided tours of the village of Saint-Lary and other events all year round.

The house

Pyrenees National Park

You can also visit the Maison du Parc National, dedicated to the Pyrenees National Park. On a guided or self-guided tour, you’ll discover the valley’s different forest environments, eco-responsible wood management and stories suitable for children. Don’t hesitate to stock up on documentation for your exploration!



The Aure and Louron Valleys are classified as Pays d’Art et d’Histoire and are committed to a policy ofanimating and promoting the built, natural and architectural heritage. Guided tours are organized by the Pays d’art et d’histoire Aure-Louron association and allow you to discover the churches or villages.

Pyrenean villagesto discover

- Saint-Lary Soulan

in the spirit of the Aure valley

The village of Saint-Lary is dominated by the ski resort. The Pic Lumière cable car and La télécabine de Vignec, link the village to the slopes.

Always lively, the streets of Saint-Lary and especially its main street: rue Vincent Mir, (named after the resort’s founder) offer numerous shops, services and restaurants. Evenings in the village are a festive affair, blending family atmosphere with Southwestern conviviality!

- Soulan

en route to the heights

A purely pastoral, unspoilt village, you’ll reach it by taking the direction to the ski resort of Saint-Lary. This sunny village overlooks Saint-Lary with which it merged in 1963, hence the commune’s name: Saint-Lary Soulan.

SailhanFull of charm

Heading towards the Col d’Azet, you can reach it by car but also on foot during a stroll along a path starting from Saint-Lary. Don’t hesitate to discover its mill, le Moulin de la Mousquère, renovated and dating from the Middle Ages, or the wash house with its beautiful fresco of the washerwomen.

Azet and EnsPastoral lands

The pastoral ambience of our mountains, at an altitude of 1,000 meters.

From the village of Azet, take a stroll on its magnificent plateaus d’Ourtigué or Arsoué crossed by sparkling streams in fine weather. You’ll then be able to reach the village of ENS.

AncizanA former village of cloth weavers

Just 6 kilometers from Saint-Lary, stroll through the narrow streets of this authentic village. A former fortified weavers’ village, you’ll find evidence of the relative opulence of medieval times: carved doors and lintels, mullioned windows and the famous house with a “stair tower”.

Vignec and Cadeihan TrachèreExposure to the rising sun

Easy to visit on foot or by bike from Saint-Lary, don’t miss this easy stroll between these 2 villages. You’ll love their simplicity and exposure. Ideal for a morning stroll.

- Vielle-Aure

and its narrow streets

Just a stone’s throw from Saint Lary, you’ll reach the village of Vielle Aure along the Neste. A typical village of our valley, with narrow cobbled streets and a 12th-century Romanesque church.

- Gouaux and Grailhen

exceptional views

Gouaux and Grailhen will surprise you with their beautiful displays. Admire the breathtaking view and take the opportunity to visit the Gouaux goat farm..

- Arreau

Medieval spirit

The gateway to the Aure Valley. This village will seduce you with its medieval charm these half-timbered facades and other architectural marvels.

Many other villages remain to be discovered, so don’t hesitate to approach the Tourist Office for information! And also Pays d’art et d’histoire, which organizes guided tours of villages and churches.