Etsaut - The village where we are situated

 

Etsaut is a sleepy village, situated on the East bank of the Aspe River.  It has about 70 full-time residents. Its position is unique inasmuch as it is on the crossing point of two major walking routes: the ancient pilgrimage route known as the Camino de Santiago de Compostela (which follows the valley from North to South), and the GR10 long-distance footpath (which stretches from West to East, from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean coasts). Consequently, in the summer months, it is an important stopping point for both for pilgrims and for hikers and climbers. In the main village square, there is a café-bar, which is open every day from 7.30am, which also has a small grocery shop attached to it. There is also a weekly (Summer) market. On the other side of the river, about 10 minutes walk from Etsaut, is the medieval village of Borce, which also has similar facilities.

 

Le Randonneur: café-bar and épicerie

Le Randonneur is the café-bar and épicerie (grocery shop) situated in the main village square of Etsaut. It opens at 7.30 in the morning and supplies us with our morning Croissant. They provide lunches and evening meals, and in the épicerie it is possible to buy all sorts of foods and drinks, as well as a good variety of maps, guide-books and cards. In winter they also rent out ski shoes and other equipment.

La Maison d’en Bas

Vegetarian Chambres d’Hôtes / Bed and Breakfast

In the village of Etsaut,

In the heart of the French Pyrenees