Spain's Val d'Aran

https://www.bbc.com/travel/article/20220117-aranese-spains-l…

Val d’Aran is on the wrong side of the mountains. Geographically, this small mountain valley with its population of 10,000 people should be in France. But Val d’Aran is the only community within Spain’s contiguous borders that’s located on the northern slopes of the Pyrenees.

“We are Aranese because we speak Aranese,” said Jusèp Loís Sans Socasau passionately, when I stepped into his office in Vielha, Val d’Aran’s capital.

Some nice photos in the article.

Anyone ever been there?

Rich

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Anyone ever been there?

Yes. Wonderful place. We stayed in the parador in Arties and visited a few of the charming little villages around there.

–fleg

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