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Our beautiful valley

The Aure valley

The valley borders the Pyrenees National Park and the Néouvielle Nature Reserve… It benefits from an exceptional natural heritage that it is committed to preserving.


of our valley


Near the Spanish border, direct access to the Sobrarbe region in Aragonthanks to the Bielsa tunnel is one of the valley’s assets. The Sobrarbe is an exceptional region with a surprising geological heritage. Canyons and rivers rival each other in beauty.


Protected by its peaks

A largely sunny valley

At the foot of the Parc National des Pyrénées and the Néouvielle Nature Reserve… Saint-Lary is attached to its natural heritage!

The Arbizon peak (2,831) protects it from bad weather from the west, it’s the valley’s guardian angel, which allows it to enjoy a sunny climate. The valley is a pleasant place, untouched by industrial development.

Reserves and National Park

Discover the Réserve Naturelle du Néouvielle and its lakes, part of the must-see nos grands sites.

Accessible to hikers, this unique, wild area is dotted with multiple high-altitude lakes. There are no fewer than 70, including les lacs d’Orédon, de l’Oule, Aubert and Aumar as well as the barrage de Cap de Long. It’s a hiker’s paradise. Many itineraries can be completed from refuge to refuge to fully savor the beauty of the site.


Outstanding valleys

The valleys of the Rioumajou and Moudang, classified as a “Natura 2000” site, are home to many bird species, as well as plant species unique to the Pyrenees. Discovery activities await you, as do donkey rides. Whether you want to fish or go for a walk, don’t hesitate to ask.

The de la Géla valley also deserves the attention of hikers. This pastoral valley stretches along a torrent (la géla) to end on the cirque de Barroude dominated by its famous Wall. This site is a unesco World Heritage site.

A valley committed to sustainable development

The Aure valley has stood the test of time while preserving its natural and cultural heritage. Its inhabitants are attached to this place of life and care about sustainable development: more than 80% of the territory is protected.


Use of the cableway or gondola for pedestrians, lift personnel, streets closed to vehicles at certain times, free shuttle buses in winter between Saint-Lary, Vignec, Vielle-Aure, Bourisp, every 15-20 minutes.


Altitude refuges equipped with photovoltaic solar panels, new generations of snow guns that consume less energy, a policy of optimizing energy consumption for the town hall.

Altitude refuges equipped with photovoltaic solar panels, new generations of snow guns that consume less energy, a policy of optimizing energy consumption for the town hall.


Three Natura 2000 zones Néouvielle, Rioumajou and Moudang. The commune has revised its Local Urban Plan with an environmental approach. It ensures the preservation of natural heritage, biodiversity and ecological continuity.


The commune and the communauté de communes have set up a network of semi-underground containers where yellow and black bags and glass can be deposited at any time, 24 hours a day. (20 points propreté on the resort and Soulan, and 30 in Saint-Lary village.)

An annual mountain waste collection day takes place in July.


The dry toilets at Frédancon in the vallée du Rioumajou were replaced in 2016. (first installation since 1990).

In order to limit the risk of pollution, a 2,000 L tank has been installed for the collection of chemical toilets from motor homes, again in Frédancon.