Things to see and do - Vielha
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Vielha Travel guide
Vielha : Michelin's recommendations
Vielha is located in the Arán valley, on the banks of the River Garonne. Capital of the Vall and a popular tourist destination, the town boasts some fine old districts, including the Barri d’eth Cap dera Vila (the “top of the town”), home to several impressive 16C-17C mansions. The speciality of the region is the olha aranesa, a delicious casserole made from lamb, veal, bacon, black botifarra and vegetables, which can be enjoyed in the restaurants on Calle Castièro.
Tourist attractions Vielha : Things to see and do
E - 25530 Vielha
The Aran Valley lies in the north-west tip of the Pyrenees. Its remote location has helped it preserve local traditions and language - aranes is a variation of langue d'oc, or old southern French. Surrounded by mountains reaching an altitude of 3 000..
E - 25539 Escunhau
With its narrow 11C Romanesque nave, this example of Aranese architecture stands out for its remarkable doorway bearing an expressive Christ. Note also the unusual capitals decorated with human faces.
Cerra E - 25530 Vielha
This fine 12-13C Romanesque-Gothic building houses the remarkable Gothic retable of Sant Miquèu (15C) and the delicately sculpted wooden bust of Christ de Mijaran that probably was part of a 12C Descent from the Cross.
Passeig Sant Orenç, 3 E - 25530 Vielha
Located in the centre of Vielha, Hotel El Ciervo offers uniquely decorated rooms with antique-style furniture and a flat-screen TV. The ski slopes of Baqueira-Beret are less than 20 minutes’ drive away. Each of the rooms in El Ciervo Hotel has a DVD..
C7 MAYOR 4 E - 25530 Vielha
Prix Prices from : 36 €
This charming mountain hotel was fully renovated in 2004 and offers cosy, comfortable accommodation right in the historic heart of Vielha. The hotel is great for skiing enthusiasts and those looking to experience the region’s superb winter sports...
Avenida Castiero, 3 E - 25530 Vielha
Situated in the very heart of the mountain resort, this family-run hotel has smart soundproofed bedrooms with flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi. The Baqueira-Beret ski resort is about 20 minutes' drive away. Hotel Orla is located on the main shopping st..
Frederic Mistral 1-C E - 25530 Vielha
Deth Pònt 1 E - 25539 Escunhau
El Niu is run by the couple that owns the restaurant, with the husband manning the kitchens and his wife the front of house. The classically furnished dining room, adorned with a profusion of wood and hunting mementoes, is warmed by an open fire in w..
Major 9 E - 25530 Vielha
Family business located in a street near the river. Dining room with modest décor and rather limited capacity, with a bar and visible grill. Average menu.
carret. C 28 E - 25539 Escunhau
The central fireplace and wooden ceilings define its warm decoration. Dining room with appropriate décor with a bar, and cuisine which combines different culinary trends.
av. Garona 29 E - 25530 Vielha
A family-run business close to the Palacio de Hielo. It has a bar, private section and two classically furnished dining rooms. À la carte options include interesting dishes with a modern flavour, although the majority of guests come here for the set ..
Met Día 8 E - 25530 Vielha
Small restaurant run by its proprietor, rustic dining room with simple layout and bar, where you can try out cuisine based on recipes of the region.
av. Alcalde Calbetó 10, edificio Portals d'Arán E - 25530 Vielha
This restaurant has a bar decorated with photos and food awards, a pleasantly old-fashioned main dining room and two private areas, all adorned with plenty of wood. The updated traditional cuisine is showcased on two menus, one the daily set menu, th..