La Maison du Valier

La Maison du Valier au pied du réserve du Mont Valier

Annie Bretou & Bernard Fraisse
09800 Bordes-sur-Lez
Ariège Pyrénées, France

Tél : (33) 05 61 01 01 01
English spoken - Hablamos español

Sleeps 40 people in rooms and dormitory

A hostel with a restaurant situated at 933m elevation on the Mont Valier nature reserve. The restaurant is open to the general public by reservation. 

viewThe hostel La Maison du Valier is located at 933 m elevation in a superb mountain setting. Built in 2008/2009, the structure integrates harmoniously with the natural beauty of its surroundings. Combining rusticity with modern comforts, the Maison du Valier exudes warmth and an ambience of easy living centered around a good table. Annie and Bernard can give you advice on walks and excursions as well as good fishing spots, and can put you in contact with guides. They also offer a wide selection of regional products, such as cheese, foie gras, honey, wine, crafts, etc and hikers on the GR10 can buy staples such as bread.

Where nature fills your senses...
isardsThe Maison du Valier welcomes you to the heart of one of the oldest natural reserves in the Pyrenees which in turn is in the Regional Natural Park of the Ariège Pyrenees. Its situation at the foot of the Mont Valier (2838m at the summit) and at the starting point of many walks, from the simplest to the most challenging, make it the ideal base for those passionate about the mountains.

With a pair of binoculars you can observe herds of isards, vultures and buzzards, or marmots. You'll be dazzled by the the wealth and colour of wildflowers on your walks. Besides hiking, you can practice rockclimbing, via ferrata, canyoning, fishing, paragliding and mountaining biking. Bernard was a gardian of the refuge at les Estagnous for 10 years and so knows every corner of this magical place.

Our home is your home
cocottesourisagneauThe Maison du Valier is a gîte-inn comprising four linked buildings. Two of them are reserved for accommodations with several rooms sleeping two to four people, a dormitory for 7 people and two rooms for guests with reduced mobility. All the bedrooms have en suite bathrooms.

Annie and Bernard receive you in the inn section which is a large, rustic, light-filled room. You can enjoy a drink with friends at the bar and then savour a meal by the fire. Bernard's cuisine is both traditional and creative and will delight your taste buds. Afterwards, you can relax on the comfortable mezzanine or on the terrace, or walk off your meal with a stroll along the Ribérot river to the Nérech waterfall.

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GPS: N 42.83075 | E 1.0326

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About us

From 2000 to the end of 2017 was a site devoted to tourism in the department of Ariège. The site is minimally maintained now but you can get a flavour of this beautiful area of the Pyrenees.