Aran Valley

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The Aran Valley lies at the northwesternmost tip of the Pyrenees. Surrounded by mountains reaching an altitude of 3,000m, it remained very isolated until the Vielha Tunnel opened in 1948. This remoteness helped preserve its local traditions and Aranese language. The stunning landscape is depicted by green meadows dotted with the grey slate roofs of the valley's 39 villages, often huddled around a Romanesque church. Its high altitude has since seen the creation of ski resorts.

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Musèu dera Val d'Aran
Musèu dera Val d'Aran
Housed in an elegant early 17C stately
60 minutes
Church of Sant Miquèu
Church of Sant Miquèu
This fine 12-13C Romanesque-Gothic
15 minutes
Sant Pèir Church
Sant Pèir Church
With its narrow 11C Romanesque nave,
15 minutes
The village
The village
Situated at the meeting of the Garonne
60 minutes
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