|Canton||La Vallée des Gaves|
|Intercommunality||Pyrénées Vallées des Gaves|
|• Mayor (2014-2020)||Jean-Philippe Castaignede|
|1.05 km2 (0.41 sq mi)|
|• Density||280/km2 (720/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||434–542 m (1,424–1,778 ft) |
(avg. 444 m or 1,457 ft)
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries. 2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.|
Sites and monuments
In 1270, the Château de Miramont was bequeathed after the death of Mathe de Bigorre-Mâtas to one of his daughters, Marguerite.
In the 17th Century, it became the refuge of the poet Cyprian Despourrins whose mother was Gabrielle de Miramont. The castle was then bought by Bernard Abadie-Gaye, an inhabitant of Sazos (near Luz-Saint-Sauveur). It was then sold by a descendant of this family, Célestin Carrere, son of Louise Abadie-Gaye, in 1914.
The château was later inhabited by Dr. Jean François Calot (1861-1944), a surgeon who advanced orthopaedic surgery preferring conservative treatments to the systematic amputations. He spent his entire career from 1890 at Berck and he retired to the Château de Miramont.
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