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Saint-Lary, living the Pyrenees

Saint-Lary Soulan is the charm and traditions of a mountain village, the dynamism of a ski resort, the tranquility of a spa, all with the character of the Pyrenean soil. Located in the Aure valley, on the Neste d’Aure river, in the Hautes-Pyrénées, its proximity to Spain, gives it a dimension of freedom and exoticism.

An authentic and lively mountain village

Southwestern atmosphere!

As soon as you arrive in Saint-Lary, discover the authenticity of a Pyrenean village with its stone and half-timbered facades. But our Pyrenean identity doesn’t stop there…

Walk through the lively streets,a free shuttle bus runs regularly in winter and allows you to reach the village center quickly and easily from one end of the resort to the other. No need to use your car anymore!

Our souvenir shops or stores selling decorative items are waiting for you to give a “mountain” touch to your interior. Also find stores of ready-to-wear, fashion accessories, and of course local products.

Here, the southwestern atmosphere is at the rendezvous! During the tourist season, the terraces of cafes and restaurants welcome you around the main pedestrian street, even in winter, wrapped up in your down jacket!

From local crafts to gastronomy

Priority to short circuits

The gastronomy of the Pyrenees is honored in Saint-Lary. You can taste local products to take away or at the table of our many restaurants. The producer-breeders of ewes, goats, cows or black pigs are proud to offer their productions at restaurants, or for direct sale at the farm.

Black pig and garbure (Pyrenean soup) are the stars of our plates in winter. Cheeses from the pastures accompany them in our gastronomic menus. To discover all these specialties, the country markets are the privileged morning appointments: in Saint-Lary on Saturday, in Arreau on Thursday and in Vielle- Aure on Tuesday.

A craft of yesterday, but especially of today

Spit cakes or other rillettes, pâtés and garbures are made or preserved in the valley at some of our producers. Saffron is also grown here and comes to spice up our dishes. Mountain honey is of course on the agenda! The black bees of the Pyrenees are raised in the heights and gather our wild flowers from spring for a beautiful variety of organic honey.

Wool producers (mohair goat angora) raise their goats with passion and offer you their confections directly in their store! The mohair wool is exceptional and of excellent quality. You will be surprised by the softness of the rugs, stoles and other socks to complete your winter wardrobe…

An ideal location in the Pyrenees

Ideally located in the Pyrenees National Park, the Aure Valley is distinguished by the proximity of exceptional sites such as the Néouvielle Nature Reserve, the Aulon Nature Reserve, but also the Ordesa National Park in Spain.

Our environment is conducive to hiking with the Rioumajou and Moudang valleys, or to the practice of white water sports (canyoning, rafting), downhill and enduro mountain biking, bike touring, paragliding in summer.

But during the winter season, it’s skiing that predominates of course! Discover our great playground: the ski area of Saint-Lary and its 100 km of slopes! The nature excursion enthusiasts then put on snowshoes or cross-country skis to enjoy the landscapes of snowy ridges and pine forests.

How to live in Saint-Lary?