Even the city's grandest hotel ... attraction is Spain's finest skiing (with the King himself a regular visitor). That means in summer you can find accommodation easily and cheaply – even at the luxurious state-run Parador de Vielha (parador.es.
Defending champion Chris Froome held on to the yellow jersey Sunday and gained on several of his main Tour de France rivals ... with 71/2 miles remaining in the 115-mile leg from Vielha d’Aran, Spain, to Arcalis in the principality of Andorra.
Plat du jour: Upon special demand, chef Jean-Pierre Saint-Martin at Le Viscos hotel and restaurant in the picturesque Pyrenean village of Saint-Savin will prepare presse de porc ... into Spain for the start of Stage 9 on Sunday in Vielha Val D'Aran.
Swanky hotels ... France and Spain is a decent-sized resort -- 150 kilometers of groomed slopes and 35 lifts -- with an outstanding snow record because of the Atlantic influence. The main village of Baquiera lies at 1,500 meters in the Aran valley.
An unusual corner of Catalonia, the Val de Arán (Aran Valley) is located on the northern slopes ... or fellow former regional premier Francesc Macia. The center of Vielha in the Valle de Arán. Massimiliano Minocri In the 2015 Catalan regional elections.
“The Spanish government will defend democracy,” said Deputy Prime Minister Soraya Saenz de ... by Spain's royal family.Since the referendum, Verges Perez, the Vielha deputy mayor, said potential visitors had cancelled almost 30 percent of hotel.
From Vielha, the westernmost Pyrenean town in Catalonia, I drove east along a series of spine-tingling hairpin bends across the Puerto de la Bonaigua, the high pass that separates Aran from the rest of Spain ... service charges. Hotel prices often include.
It's 10 p.m. in Vielha ... d'Aran. Restaurants are only now opening for dinner, filling with patrons pouring out of crowded tapas and wine bars. And don't expect any dance clubs to begin to percolate until midnight. That's just the way it's done in Spain.
On my third day in Spain, I left Lleida for the Pyrenees and the Romanesque churches of Coll, Taull, Coll de Nargo ... In 1948, Val d'Aran's isolation came to an end with the opening of the Vielha Tunnel along the N.230. The dimly lighted, three-mile.