From the large commercial axes to the small traditional establishment
The Val d’Aran offers an attractive and unique commercial offering from which tourists can, from finding necessities, to browse among an assortment of unique details to take as a souvenir of their stay.
The route of the Aran stores depends critically on three main areas: Vielha, Bossòst and Les, but should not forget the vintage shops that have survived in each of the picturesque villages. Some of them, roadside, flaunt their affability for the traveller. Other, more hidden, will be sought between the streets under roofs of stone, wood and slate.
Among them, stand out the establishments specializing in meat products, sausages and pates, handcrafted made according to the recipes inherited from grandparents and great-grandparents butchers. And, of course, there are the traditional “Horns” baking bread to firewood and traditional pastries made with the classical conquilhons and tronquets between them.
In many localities there are also inherited businesses where the family tradition is maintained. Era Bordeta and Bagergue surprise visitors with excellent artisan cheeses, Garòs and Bausen with a limited production and high quality honey and Casarilh with the first craft Aranese beer, incorporating the natural resources of the valley.
Excellent souvenirs are also the pieces manually woven in wool of Val d’Aran native sheep, wicker baskets handmade and unique pieces of Aranese pottery that you can find in some of the many smalls shops of the villages.