Viey Village Great Pyrenees:
Town hall: tel: 0033.(0)5 62 92 92 95
Altitude : 912 m.
Surface : 624 ha.
22 km S.E. Argelès-Gazost.
Canton : Luz-Saint-Sauveur.
District : Argelès-Gazost.
Inhabitants number : 33 (1999).
Inhabitants name : Vieysains.
View on the village of Viey and the Valleys of Luz and Barèges
Langing on the rocks on the southern slope of the mountain, at a height
of 912 meters, Viey, with its 56 inhabitants is a typical village
of the "Vallée de Barèges" ( Barèges Valley).
Starting from the car park, in the middle of the village, you' ll admire
the 15th century church, witness of the gothic and Romanesque Art,
it' s "Chrisme" (portal) with its explanation inside, behind the door
and its piece of period retable.
Detail and ornament of the church
. On the right of the restaurant, you' ll discover the washing - place
used in the past by the women of the village to do the "ruscade" (washing).
If you keep on walking on the footpath, you ' ll teach another town : Sers.
. Walking along the graveyard, you can miss a very lovely original fountain.
Then keep on going straight ahead, you' ll be amazed by the unrestricted
outlook over the bottom of the "Vallée de Luz Saint Sauveur et Luz Ardiden"
(Luz Saint Sauveur and Ardiden valley).
. A fifteen minutes walk on the path will bring you to the feet of the three naturally terrace waterfalls which are worth the journey!
. Going down under the church, you ' ll be able to teach the neighbouring village: Viella
Sight since the placette of the church, with on the left the village of Betpouey.
Below some pictures of doors and ornaments with Viey:
Conclusion: Viey, it's a typical village, sunny tardily from its situation,
its a good deal for your summer or winter holidays , because located
at 5 minutes of Luz Saint Sauveur and 10 minutes of Barèges,
he will be you to allure by his peaceful life and his unspoilable view
on Luz Ardiden and the villages of Viella and Betpouey.
You will find in Viey a pastorale life present, with its meadows and its sheep.
Informations and contact:
Viey town hall:
tel: 0033.(0)5 62 92 92 95