You’re going to need somewhere to stay. Here are your options – it’s a small village, and the hotels, apartments and chalets will fill up fast, so book as soon as you can.
We’ve secured a section of terraced mountainside with incredible views, a crystal clear mountain stream and plenty of shade – it’s a 3 minute walk from the village, with basic facilities on site. It’s looking a bit wintery right now (pic below), but by September it’ll be leafy, green and idyllic!
More free camping: we’re in the Parc national des Pyrénées, so you can camp anywhere you like as long as you follow the rules – avoid obviously farmed land, pitch up in the evening, pitch down in the morning, and don’t camp right beside the road. There are public toilets in the village, and a morning dip in a mountain stream is pretty much the best way to start the day.
Village camping & chalets
Le Coulédous is Aulus’s camping municipale – it’s a three star site with great facilities. You can rent a pitch for your tent, park your camper and plug into the mains, or hire one of the beautiful chalets by the river. More info & bookings: https://www.camping-aulus-couledous.com
There’s also an Aire where you can park your camper and sleep for free, close to public toilets and facilities.
Rent an apartment for anything between one and seven people, complete with fully equipped kitchen, bathroom and lounge with mountain views. Your two options for an apartment in the village are The Grand Hotel and the Residence des Trois Cesars – the latter is attached to the thermal spa, perfect if you’re thinking of fitting in a relaxing treatment or two.
Cheap and practical, gites are stop-off points on the GR10 and other long-distance hiking trails. Sleep in a dormitory, with the option of breakfast. In the village, the main gite is Le Presbytere
There are a number of apartments, houses and rooms available in the village – for a full list (including phone numbers) check here