In this part of Béarn where you enter the valley of Ossau you will surely appear as one of the most endearing as long as you set out to explore the variety of its landscapes and its heritage.
Arudy, gateway to the Ossau: Busy last 11 000 years by human Pyrenean, Arudy extends the center of an ancient glacial basin, home of the first core habitat of the valley of Ossau. The village of Aruri or Eruri mentioned from the thirteenth century to take its final name Arudy at the end of the Middle Ages.
The plan of the old city: It is known to us from a register established in the eighteenth century during a trial, which gives, for the 1775-1776 year, the axes of urban development on the eve of the Revolution, development began in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, revealing for the first time the existence of a parish and the city name "Eruri" (Original Euskarian). The modern cadastre early nineteenth century show that the central structure of the city has changed little since the Middle Ages.
The present city was erected over the centuries, and the architecture of its streets and houses tells the story of its development from the Middle Ages to the present.
Open to both the foothills and mountains, it offers, in a typical landscape and remarkable different tracks discovery in the history of the valley and its cultural heritage through the House of Ossau and routes that it offers.
This is one of relaxation and rest station. Administrative and commercial center, Arudy has all the shops and services necessary for a pleasant stay.