Saint Calixte en Louron

Welcome in Louron !

Here are some pictures of the valley of Louron, if you want more to know more visit the site of the valley :

Fond de vallée
Seen on Hight Louron, of the lake of Génos-Loudenvielle.

Lac de Génos-Loudenvielle

The lake of Génos-Loudenvielle is the meeting of the amateurs of fishing, paragliding, nautical activities or ballads !

Lac et parapente en vol

Le lac et les ardoisières de Génos au début de l'autonme
Between the lake and the village of Génos, the ancient slate quarries, on which we walk when we make the tour of the lake. It is seen here under the early autumn sunlight.

Château de Génos
Other jewels left by the history include this watchtower, known today as the Castle of Génos. It was built in response to the unrest which the valley saw in the 9th and 10th Centuries, to watch the outlet of the gorges of Clarabide and Pez.

Vue sur les villages du Louron
Throughout the valley, villages hang on every hillside. From Bordères-Louron to Loudenvielle, or up to the pass of Peyresourde, about ten villages people the Louron.

Grange sur la montée du Peyresourde
At the edge of axes of communication and up in the high mountains, small or big, barns (often renewed today) are strewn throughout Louron. Here, the climb of the pass of Peyresourde (on 1569 m of height).

Station de Peyraudes
Between tradition and modernity, the other asset of the valley are its two ski resorts, Val Louron and Peyragudes (picture).

This page is only an example of the wealth contained within the valley !