The Val d’Aran has its own distinctive personality. This high mountain territory is the only valley in the Catalan Pyrenees with an Atlantic climate. Its exceptional location, former links with Occitania, and century-old isolation during the winter months have left this small area with its own language (Aranese), officially recognised throughout Catalonia, and deep-rooted traditions originating in what is now the south of France.
With impressive landscapes, glacial lakes, and peaks over 3000 metres high, the Val d’Aran is an ideal destination for skiing and adventure sports; Baqueira Beret resort is considered to have the best winter sports infrastructure in the whole of the Iberian Peninsula.
The rich artistic and cultural heritage and the unique gastronomy complete the attractions of this mountain territory.