Chèze Village Hautes-Pyrénées:
Townhall tel: 0033.(0)5 62 92 82 72
Altitude : 670 m.
Surface : 1007 ha.
10 km S.E. Argelès-Gazost.
Canton : Luz-Saint-Sauveur.
District : Argelès-Gazost.
Inhabitants number : 46 (1999).
Inhabitants name : Chézois.
Chèze Village - Great Pyrénées:
Aerial picture of Chèze village
Located at the West slope of the valley of the Toy Country, after the Village of Saligos, close to Holy Luz Saint Sauveur village, this small village of fourty inhabitants kept his vain character of the villages of formerly.
February 10, 1601, the village of Chèze was buried under an avalanche.
Hundred seven people are killed and only, some people taken refuge in the church, left there alive.
Pictures from Chèze village:
Lanes of the village of Chèze as well as the small cascade flowing close to the place, beside the place of the laundrette.
The placette and "Ets Bats", engraved stone visible with the top of the fountain or came to water the animals of the herds, formerly. Beside the place of the laundrette.
The laundrette d' Ets Bats. Ets Bats
Laundrette place Fountain near the laundrette place
The Saint-Barthélemy church
Devasted by a fatal avalanche in 1600, the church and the village were rebuilt.
The church is to be visited for its rétable old: the body of the building dates only from the beginning of the 17th century.
The baroque retable of the church was restored.
Lane pictures from Cheze village:
The lanes of the village - The holy place of the village
Visit also in Chèze, the very beautiful pigeon house:
For more information, you can also visit the following site:
You can also get the very beautiful book of Mr Massoure entitled:
"the Country toy" (first edition in 1996, second edition increased in 2000) is,
today, the book of reference on the valleys of Luz, Barèges and Gavarnie.
All information on the website of the author.
Pyreneesride thanks all the Village to the informations given.
Contact & informations:
Chèze village Hautes-Pyrénées:
Tel: 0033.(0)5 62 92 82 72