There are small mountain villages scattered around the Vallee d'Aspe, all very picturesque. Most have hiking trails starting from them or passing through them. Our favourite village was Aydius. We had a recommendation for the restaurant in Aydius so we went there for lunch one day. We arrived at the restaurant at 1:30, which is a bit late to be starting lunch. The restaurant was completely packed. The owner said no way could he fit us, but eventually took pity on us as we continued to hang around. We had a huge 4 course lunch, possibly the biggest lunch I've ever eaten. We had the Menu du Jour which is a set menu which changes every day. It was only later that I realized it was Sunday, which explains the big crowd. Lunch is extremely important in France, with Sunday lunch the biggest meal of the week.
The village of Aydius
I want to own this house and the hiking boots on the step
The village of Sarrance
The church in Aydius
Connell and Ailbhe leaving the restaurant after a huge lunch