Visit the land of the brown bear!
Perched at 630 m above sea level, in the hollow of the Central Pyrenees, Burgalays offers you all the charm of the mountains, where you can walk, run, mountain bike, climb or fish for trout in a natural environment.
Until 1920, seven water mills, built in a string along the Molés stream, were used by the inhabitants to grind their cereals, only one remains today.
The village is occupied by 132 inhabitants, it is located in the Layrisse valley very close to Luchon and to Spain. It is crossed by the GR86 walking route and features the Elodie Castex (ex champion of France) mountain bike circuit.
TO SEE TO DO
There is a topographical municipal guide of the footpaths and various paths marked and maintained by the community of communes.
- The vast clearing of l’Artigue with its refuge, the place where the brown bears were reintroduced to the area
- Chapel St André, 12th century
- The stone church of Sainte-Colombe, 12th to 19th centuries
- The Chateau cross from 1675