Viella village- 65120 - Great-Pyrénées
Viella town hall:
TEL: 0033.(0)5 62 92 85 13
Altitude : 860 m.
Surface : 314 ha.
19 km S.E. Argelès-Gazost.
Canton : Luz-Saint-Sauveur.
District : Argelès-Gazost.
Inhabitants number : 103 (1999).
Inhabitants name : Viellarois.
village located on the sides north of the valley of Barèges,
it overhangs Luz Saint Sauveur.
Village of 108 inhabitants, Viella is with 860m altitude.
Above, a sight of the village of Viella since the Southern sides of the valley of Barèges. With the top of the village you can see the wood of Viella.
In the village, you will notice the architectural frame, the alignment of the houses
to form the principal street.
Lanes of the village of Viella. Detail of an old door.
Visit the church of Viella (see below), you will discover there his rétable Baroque of beginning the 18 th century, it is one of richest department.
In spite of its agricultural vocation, Viella recently experienced a strong tourist development by the creation of 70 "Estives".
Grant a pause relaxation to the fountain or adventure playground, to given to nine or a grimpette with the protected wall of climbing.
From this village you will be able, while walking you to foot, to join the villages
of Betpouey, or to go down again towards Luz Saint Sauveur.
The walk of the wood of Viella, dominating the valley of Barèges is very pleasant and air.
Indeed, since there high, you will see of a unspoilable view on all the villages of Viey, Sers, but also Betpouey, Esterre, Luz Saint Sauveur, Grust, Sazos and Viscos.
Viella town hall place.
The Viella church:
Saint Michael church:
In sprites of the important alterations carried out in the 18th and 19th centuries, this church preserves traces of its Roman origin. Look at the 19th century chrism, a reproduction of a médieval chrism, and the square clock-tower.
On the inside, its preserves a magnificent Baroque altarpiece from the beginning of the 18th century, one of the most beautiful and balanced of the department. Its architecture is classical and it has 3 levels.
In the middle niche, the statue is of the patron saint, a magnificent Saint-Michael in old costume, overwhelming a picturesque dragon with large red tongue.
The middle niches house important statues: on the left, Saint Peter, on the right, Saint Paul with superb clothing.
Above this one wil see 2 charming will see 2 charming statues of saints: on the left Saint Margaret with the cross and the dragon, on the right a beautiful Magdalene in tears, the head on death at her feet.
Cherubins, bunches of grapes are are rolled up around the 4 traditional twisted columns.
Detail of the chrism of the church Michel with Viella
By its position, this village profits from a late sunning.
Ideally located halfway between Barèges and Luz Saint Sauveur, it can be a good starting point for your holidays during winter and summer period.
From this village, you are halfway of all the paths and the GR10 of the valley of Barèges. Stroll with foot will be done around estives pastoral.
With car, you are located at 3 minutes of Luz Saint Sauveur and 10 minutes
of the village of Barèges.
Information and contact:
Viella town hall
65120 Great Pyrénées
Phone town hall: 0033.(0)5 62 92 85 13