Hilltop villages

Go discover some exeptionnal sites that shape the mountain idendity of this land.


La vallée de Luz Saint-Sauveur est idéalement située au carrefour de Gavarnie et Barèges, au coeur des Vallées de Gavarnie


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An incredible charm !

The hilltop villages, builded with stones and slates, charm the walker. Enjoy the panorama from the Sainte-Marie Castel, be guided during the visit of the Sazos mill, stroll through the picturesque and flowery streets of Viscos… Always with the common thread : you just have to open your eyes and capture the moutains surround you, as majestic keepers. 

The little villages authenticity

> To visit the unique castel of the surrounding area, take the direction of Esterre ! After a short walk, you will discover the Saint-Marie Castel (from Xe century) and its 360° view on Luz and its area. 

> Authentic village with a great way of life, Esquièze-Sère is empty of historic treasures : 2 churchs, cobblestone, typical doors, door lintel… 

Vizos, the smallest one, worth a stop off with its magnificent view overlooking the valley.

> The Saligos bio bakery is an essential stop. After visiting the bakehouse, you will be irresistibly attracted by the good smell of the breads, sweet or salty.

> In Chèze, you could discover a beautiful dovecote, higher than the XVIIth century church bell-tower.

Cobblestones, and panoramic view on the mountains 

> Viscos, a small charming village, offers an incredible view on the surrounding mountains, allowed to its natural exposure. 

> In Sazos, do not miss the guided visit to the water mills ! Walk the narrow streets and contemplate the beautiful stone houses with them terraced gardens. 

> In Grust, have fun and try to indentify the surrounding summits with the panoramic map, localisated on the top of the village. 

> Notice to hop fans : go straight to Sassis and the Brasserie du Pays Toy ! After the guided visit, you will savor craft beers, made with the mountains  water ; and end your day with a walk in the heart of this cute hometown.

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