The hamlet of La Giette
La Giette is a small hamlet at an altitude of 1770m that was occupied year round in the old times. There is a chapel, an edifice called « the hospital », four « péyos » (2-3 storey village buildings) and three « raccards » (traditional storehouses where the people stocked wheat and rye that was cultivated on the terraced land south of the hamlet).
In the sixties, 14 farmers still cared for their cows at La Giette in spring and autumn. But now, we are the only ones who live here year round. Only Elise Fauchère, a farmer from Evolène, brings her cows to pasture around the hamlet every spring and autumn.