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
Prix Prices from : 39 €
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..
Avenida Castiero 7 E - 25530 Vielha
Prix Prices from : 30 €
Located in the centre of Viella, the capital of the Valle de Arán, the hotel has 39 rooms, a restaurant, coffee-shop, ski lockers, social lounge and parking facilities (200m away). During winter there is a free transport service to the ski slopes. A..
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..
av. Garona 29 E - 25530 Vielha
A classically furnished restaurant close to the Palacio de Hielo. Traditionally based cuisine featuring dishes with a modern twist, in addition to two set menus that are perhaps its major attractions.
Deth Pònt 1 E - 25539 Escunhau
Run by a couple, El Niu has a classic dining room featuring a profusion of wood, a hunting inspired decor and a warming open fire. Traditional cuisine with meat dishes taking centre stage.
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..
Sortaus 9 E - 25539 Escunhau
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.
Frederic Mistral 1-C E - 25530 Vielha
Marrec 14 E - 25530 Vielha
This family-run eatery is in the old part of town. It has an attractive stone façade that leads to a rustic and welcoming restaurant. Traditional dishes with a modern take, as well as a choice of set menus.