Sazos village - 65120 - Great Pyrénées - France
TEL: 0033.(0)5 62 92 82 78
Altitude : 830 m.
Surface : 2938 ha.
17 km S.E. Argelès-Gazost.
Canton : Luz-Saint-Sauveur.
District : Argelès-Gazost.
Inhabitants number : 128 (1999).
Inhabitants name : Sazosiens.
Considering by far, the village of Sazos recalls, by its silhouette, the other villages of the valley: by its grouping and the position of its church.
However it is seen that this village is larger. Its a village, one can speak about a borough.
The village is established on a slope regular, but limited close to a brook (Bernazaou). The occupation is homogeneous and regular, so as to avoid the wasting of the ground. The houses there are grouped, continuous, are surrounded by a street: its the formation of a small island.
The compartmental one, along a brook recalls existence of old family mills now disappeared.
The church, (see below) in periphery of the village is directed towards the valley.
Other buildings, or elements in reference to the public life,
punctuates the course of the village.
One finds in the village a rather great number of barns and mills.
Mills of Sazos:
The village of Sazos is established on left bank of the gave of Gavarnie near a brook; Bernazaou, whose water sprinkles the propriétées bordering ones.
Its there which were built the mills which were used to grind various cereals cultivated in the gardens.
When the existing mill is looked at, that enables us to include what was the economic life of the village:
. the barn to store the cultures and to shelter the cattle
. the mill to grind cereals. the brook to irrigate the pieces
. gardens to nourish the villagers
. Thus, the proximity of a brook facilitated the filling of the feeding troughs, the irrigation of the meadows and provided the driving force to actuate the mills.
The inhabitants of Sazos had known to exploit this characteristic to set up more than 20 mills on the very sloping and stony edges of the brook
. Construction in cascade, the ones with the top of the others, made it possible the same water at the same time to actuate several mills.
Ruins of the mills ones below the others. The wheel of a mill
A wheel entrainée by water. Interior of the renovated mill.
Other information is at your disposal with the town hall of Sazos.
The club of the 3rd age of the village organizes June at September of the
visits accompanied by the mills, with starting of a mill as well as the visit of the church.
Schedules and openings:
from June to Departure September of the town hall of Sazos with: 14h15|15h00|15h45|16h30
The visits are paying, preferential rate for the groups starting from 10 people,
exemption from payment for the children of less than 12 years.
. individual: 3€
. group: 2 €
Trophy of tourism of the Midday-Pyrenees decreed at the village of Sazos
in 2003 for the restoration of the district of the mills.
To also discover in Sazos, the church:
ST Julian church:
This small Roman origin church has been altered several times, based on the Mediaeval time chancel and nave.
On the outide one can see a semi-circular chevet with buttresses, one of which, situated in the axis of the church, widens out half way up to leave room for a bay, originally illuminating the chancel.
But a visit to this church is essential above all due ti its magnificent Roman portal with capitals decorated with people, animals and foliage, its superb mural painting in the process of being restored ( Adam and Eve) from different periods (16th to 19th centuries), and its beautiful Baroque carpentry: 18th century altarpiece and tabernacle attributed to the Soustre workshop.
Some fountains Sazos village:
Place town hall, place of festival and gathering of the village:
Ornament of a door of entry of a house of the village.
In conclusion: Charming Sazos village, located on the road of and the winter sport ski resort of Luz Ardiden accomodates you to make you pass a pleasant stay.
Different lodgings, rooms, apartments, camp-site, hiring of ski await you on this view-point overhanging the valley of Luz Saint Sauveur.
You will find, in its lanes, calms and authentism of the villages of the valley.
The fields shaded and pastoral will make you spend pleasant moment in company of the shepherds of the village, rythmés with the sounds of the bells of the sheep.
The organized visits of the mills are one strong moment, to make discover or rediscover the culture and the traditions of this village.
From this village you will be able to leave in excursion, towards the village of Grust, and to then go up, while following the peaceful arrow path of the GR. 10,
towards the Peak of Viscos or the plate of Bernazaou.
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Information and contact
Sazos village - 65120
Great Pyrénées - France
Tel. town hall: 00 33 (0)5 62 92 82 78