Built at the mouth of the circus Iseye, Accous, head of the canton of the Aspe Valley (13 municipalities) can be visited on foot ... or paragliding.
Here the mountain is divided between nature and culture: native flora, unique wildlife, and the last bears of the Pyrenees are born here ... Pastoralism is still very active, it also participates in the preservation of biodiversity. As such, the South Valley National Park is part of the Pyrenees.
The Aspe Valley has a vocation of ancestral pathway.
The museum of the Aspe valley, in a former dairy.
The church under the patronage of St Martin, burned in 1569, was rebuilt at the beginning of the 17th and restored in the nineteenth.
The detour is required district play, the Romanesque chapel of Saint Saturnin and its exterior corbels are unavoidable.
The chapel of St. Christau Aulet built in the 17th on the remains of an older, was busy in the practice of ancient rituals associated with water (three sources were cured of all ailments: sore eyes, leprosy, scabies ...). Remember to take a look at the bottom of the vault of the fountain of Cagots, along the road near the chapel.
The festival village Accous leads every 3rd weekend of August, an original election: that of "Miss Potato. The winner sees his weight converted to potatoes!
A "race to the mountain, sports Pyrenean invaded this opportunity Pouey Hill.
In June and September, paragliding festival begins in two national competitions (Class B) are arranged on one of the most beautiful sites of free flight of the Pyrenees.
ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND
350 km of hiking trails, swimming or lazing around lakes Estaens, d'Arlet, downhill mountain bike, horseback ride, village fairs, festivals, visiting open-air museum, traditional market ... You'll be part of history when you walk on the Roman road to Peyranere, or on the road to Santiago, if you hike on the path of maturation, or if you visit the military heritage with strong Portalet (including Renovation is underway for an opening to the public).