Thanks to a possibility of accomodation in this place, many of my explorations of the Pyrenees were made made from Saint-Lary, a touristic resort located on the french side of the Central Pyrenees, some 20km far from the Tunnel of Bielsa, giving access to Spain and the Southern region of Monte Perdido. The Néouvielle and the Luchonnais peaks are also within quick reach of hand, which makes a fine panoply of mountains of all kinds.
This page is a tribute to all the nice moments I spent in this place, outside the scope of mountaineering trips themselves, with pictures of the surroundings.
There is some fine roman architecture in the Bigorre and especially in the vallée d'Aure, in which Saint Lary is located. This album shows also some architecture of the surroundings.