Welcome to Vallée d'Aspe
Home to just over 3000 people, the valley has been an important thoroughfare since Julius Caesar’s Roman legionnaires marched this way. Later, during medieval times, the valley became one of the main routes for pilgrims on the Chemin de St-Jacques, seeking a way across the mountains en route to Santiago de Compostela.
The small town of Oloron-Ste-Marie stands at the valley’s northern end. From here, the N134 runs south, roughly following the course of the River Aspe for about 50km to the border, passing through the villages of Sarrance, Bedous, Accous, Cette-Eygun and Etsaut en route.