Aramits and area

We arrived at our campsite in Aramits, "Camping Baretous Pyrenees", and met the friendly couple who own the site. They made us welcome and we set ourselves up on a lovely sunny pitch under the trees.

The site is delightful as is the village of Aramits set in splendid scenery in the foothills of the Pyrenees.

The old family of Aramits gave the name to one of the Musketeers in the famous book by Alexander Dumas, the name having changed down the centuries from Aramis to Aramits.
There are many walks from the site for  all abilities and also cycling routes down the valleys and in the mountains. We took a short walk along the river through a bamboo grove into some beautiful meadows with the tranquil river running along side us.

We called our pals and took the scooter over to visit with them.
Over the next two weeks we varied between gardening and sightseeing staying over at their place most nights.  It really is a lovely spot for walkers, cyclists and birdwatchers alike with a friendly family atmosphere and great cooking.

One of our away days we took our scooter on the mountain route towards the Spanish border and Pic de Anie 2500 m. With breath-taking views of all the valleys and the high peaks it is a must.

Our final excursion was with our pals into Pau for the day.
The town is very Victorian style, with beautiful buildings and we had a good walk around the streets.

On route home we stopped in Oloron Ste Marie for a very nice meal.


Larau Pass through the Pyrenees

We took a beautiful road through the Pyrenees over the Larau Pass and into France.
This really is Green Spain with lovely villages and castles littering the route.

All the rivers had water in them, unlike Mediterranean Spain with its dry arid landscape.

We got into the snowline at one point. 

 Later we went through the area with traces of Dinosaurs, including some impressive footprints in the rock.

We came down into France just short of Tardetts and found a lovely camps site at Aramits where we set up camp to visit our good pals Terri and Eddy for a week or so of exercise in their Garden. They are now in action with their B&B in Barcus, the pool is finished and adds a lovely aspect to their beautiful home.