Betpouey village - 65120 - Great Pyrénées
Town hall: TEL: 0033.(0)5 62 92 90 08
Altitude : 1000 m.
Surface : 1620 ha.
24 km S.E. Argelès-Gazost.
Canton : Luz-Saint-Sauveur.
District : Argelès-Gazost.
Inhabitants number : 128 (1999).
Inhabitants name : Betpoueyens.
Small village located at 966 meters of altitude, "Betpouey" means in French:
"Beautiful small valley".
Betpouey 150 inhabitants is after the commune of Sazos the second agricultural borough of the valley. You will découvrierez the Wall-belfry of the church of 13th and 14th century, but also beautiful a 17th century rétable and a vault of the Virgin and Sebastien Saint. If you take the pastorale road, you will admire the very beautiful flagstone of Boulou with the plate of Light which will offer a unspoilable view to you on the valley.
Above sight since the estives ones of Betpouey with on the right the valley of Barèges and on the left the valley of Holy Luz Saint Sauveur.
Above and below lanes of the village of Betpouey
Betpouey is a village at the houses of times, rich person of traditions and architectures.
Some details below of the ornaments of door of the house of the village:
It is interesting to note the presence of the crosses Basque on the doors.
The inhabitants still do not know the presence of these crosses Basque with the "estrella".
The ornament of left, above, points out the name of the house (Rbe: "ribère")
Ornament above of an entry of garden of house.
Ornament of a laundrette of Betpouey. Also note the presence of the crosses Basque.
Carry of entry of an old traditional house of Betpouey.
The town hall of Betpouey, close to the old laundrette.
The Betpouey church:
The Betpouey church:
A small curious 13th - 14 th century church that has been greatly alteredover the years.
In particular it has been lengthened but no in the axis of the original building.
It is especially interesting due to its three baroque altarpieces in gilded wood.
Under the high altar we find the statue of St-Laurent, the patron saint of the Parish surrounded by St-Sebastian and St-Jean, completed with two low reliefs in carved wood representing the martyrs of St-Laurent and St-Sebastian.
The side chapels were added in the 18th century.
On the right, the chapel of the Virgin, the seat of a brotherhood with the statues of the Virgin and St-Catherine.
On the left the statue of St-Sebastian with brotherhood reserved for men.
The importance of the 18 th century gallery must be pointed out, which, according to the strong demographic growth of the time, would enable the capacity of the building to grow almost two-fold.
On the outside the 16th century bell gable, modified in the 19th century to permit the addition of a clock, was able to act as a lookout tower like the one of Sers.
Betpouey also accomodates "the sheep of the Country Toy"
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Betpouey, village authentic and in charge of traditions, will accomodate you for your stays be during summer and winter seasons.
From there, you will be able is to benefit from the many excursions offered to you, to walk you in direction of the "estives", the plates of lights, by the GR. 10 by joining Barèges with foot by "the horizontal walk" or to let to you go to flaner in its lanes fraiches the summer and casanières the winter.
A good plan to impregnate you pastorale life of today and formerly.
The activity agricultural is omnipresent in this village, or the barns and cattle are the peaceful life of this small village.
A very good plan for your holidays be-winter in the valley of Barèges.
Informations and contact:
Betpouey Town hall
Town hall phone: 0033.(0)5 62 92 90 08
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0033.(0)5 62 92 86 50
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