DETH CAMIN REIAU
Mountain apartment rental in Arties,
6km from Baqueira Beret, in the Aran Valley
We welcome you to our family business, built on the farm where eight generations of the same Aranés family have lived over the past 200 years.
Deth Camin Reiau, with its spacious apartments, constructed in typical mountain style, combining stone, wood, and wonderful views, offers a comfortable stay in a warm and friendly atmosphere.
Rent apartments Baqueira Beret, located in the beautiful village of Arties, in a valley with a particular strategic location that has forged its character and that of its inhabitants over the centuries.
OUR APARTMENTS IN ARTIES
The apartments have 1, 2, or 3 double rooms, with capacity for up 6/7 people. Linen, towels and kitchen included. Fully equipped kitchens. It also has elevator with direct access to the garage and ski storage. The sauna is an ideal complement to provide comfort and relaxation.
(2 ADULTS + 1 CHILD)
(2 ADULTS + 2 CHILDREN)
IN THE HEART OF ROMANESQUE ARTIES
Camin Reiau means ‘royal path’ and can be traced back to the Roman era. The name of Apartamentos deth Camin Reiau was inspired by Arties, the charming mountain village where we are located. Arties is of special interest due to the elements of old-world heritage and Romanesque art that can be found here.
There are two landmark churches, the Santa María Parish Church, and the Gothic Church of Sant Joan. The Santa María Parish Church is estimated to date back to the 11th-12th centuries and has a distinctive bell tower that was added on – another century or so later.
The Church of Sant Joan, also known as the church of Sant Joan de Foixà; is said to have been refurbished by the countess Ermisinde of Barcelona in 1058. Most of the structure of the current building dates back to the 16th century – but it is still interlaced with some of those original architectural features from the 12th century.
Arties furthermore boasts numerous other buildings such as the Çò de Paulet House and Portolá House that both showcase characteristic Aragonese architecture from as far back as the 16th century. Another captivating attribute of this picturesque village is the constant presence of water.
The river Garona (which becomes the river “Garonne” as it flows into France), with its crystal-clear waters, flows through the centre of the village, and on the edge of the village are the public baths, fed by a spring with warm waters that are rich in sulphur.
The best part is that all this is within walking distance from Deth Camin Reiau.
SITUATED IN THE MOUNTAINOUS VALLEY OF ARÁN.
A major attraction of Arties is of course the fact that it is just a few kilometres away from the world-famous ski resort Baqueira Beret. Baqueira Beret is the largest and most frequented winter resort in the whole of Spain.
One of the main reasons for the resort’s popularity is the fact that it is located in the highest part of the Valley of Arán, that has a great statistical record of snow in winter. It also has long, and wide ski runs, a vertical ski area of more than 1000m, plus fantastic off-piste opportunities.
The skiable zones are spread over three distinct areas, each one with their own beginners´slope and pistes of varying difficulty to suit every type of skier.
Click here for more information about Baqueira Beret Ski Resort.
Surrounded by whispers of ancient mythological stories
The name of the Pyrenees Mountain Range is said to have its origins in Greek mythology. Legend has it that the Pyrenees got its name from princess Pyrene, the virgin daughter of the Mediterranean King Bevryx. King Bevryx once invited Hercules to his kingdom and offered him the spoils of his latest loot. Hercules – who was notorious for his lustful behaviour – helped himself to king’s daughter by force, instead of helping himself to a share of the plunder. Subsequently, Pyrene gave birth to a serpent and ran into the woods to escape her father’s wrath, only to be torn apart by wild animals.
The Garona River flows through the valley and there are a multitude of lakes in and around the village that will appeal to anglers. When it comes to fauna, there are a number of nature conservation programmes in the area, as it is home to several endangered species, such as the brown bear, the rock ptarmigan (part of the grouse family), the Aran rock lizard and the bearded vulture.
Upon his return to this area, Hercules discovered her dismembered body. Heartbroken with remorse and grief, he laid her to rest peacefully and demanded that the surrounding geography preserve her name.
The mountains shuddered when he shouted “PYRENE” in his strong grief-ridden voice – the only answer an echo from the cliffs and wild beasts around him. It is believed that these mountains have been holding on to her name ever since, preserving her memory throughout the centuries.