Trips, Relaxation, Heritage, Culture, Food & Drink

Here are a few suggestions for a half-day trip or longer…

Get away for a day and visit Biarritz in the Basque Country, take the Bielsa Tunnel to Spain, hit the Col du Pourtalet, Toulouse, Carcassonne and its old town, Gers and more.

The hotel is the perfect base for you to plan 3-4 days exploring the beautiful Pyrenees, soaking up the villages and architectural gems and meeting local producers and artisans. Experience the joys of balneotherapy in our many health centres and why not spend a night in a mountain hut in the Néouvielle Nature Reserve (

Unique :

  • Saint Lary Village and its Saturday morning market, Oule Lake
  • Night in the Néouvielle Reserve
  • Laquettes walk and return via Hourquette d’Ancizan

Otherworldly :

  • Col de Beyrède
  • Louron Valley and walk around Génos Lake,
  • Japanese and Scandinavian baths at Balnéa spa in Loudenvielle and return via Aspin

Remarkable :

  • Tourmalet, Pic du Midi by cable car

Touching :

  • Luz Saint Sauveur village and its Monday morning market
  • Gavarnie and a walk in the Cirque

Calming :

  • Cauterets village and its Friday morning market
  • Gaube Lake cable car ride
  • Unwind at Bains du Rocher spa in Cauterets

Endearing :

  • Bagnères de Bigorre and its large Saturday morning market
  • Ordincède walk and spring water baths in Aquensis
  • Summer life in Séris Valley in Baudéan
  • The Baronnies with the Château de Mauvezin and Esparros Cave
  • Labastide prehistoric centre
  • Cable car ride up the Pic du Midi de Bigorre, observatory visit
  • Médous and Bétharam caves
  • The Pyrenean Botanical Conservatory and Natural History Museum in Bagnères de Bigorre
  • The pilgrimage town of Lourdes with the Pic du Jer and its château
  • Tour of the Haras de Tarbes, the Hussar Museum at the Jardin Massey

Foodie experiences with our producers in the Baronnies and Haut Adour:

  • A tour of the Petits Fruits workshop and garden in Baudéan for their jam and spirits
  • A snack at the Védère biscuit makers in Montgaillard with their tarts and famous spit cake
  • Sample Bigorre Black Pork at Marie-Claude and Denis Arberet in Bonnemazon
  • Hount Barade farm tour and Bagnères de Bigorre cheese
  • Meet the bees at the Rucher du Tourmalet in Betpouey
  • Montaigu Farm in Lesponne and Eric Abadie’s farm in Campan with lambs, free-range chickens and salted meat…
  • Scooter ride around Payolle Lake
  • A trip to Argelès-Gazost Wildlife Park
  • Donjon des Aigles Wildlife Park in Beaucens
  • Mounaques Doll Museum in Ste Marie de Campan
  • Aya treetop adventure park and Vertiges de l’Adour climbing park
  • Trout fishing in the Haut-Adour in Baudéan
  • Montgaillard barefoot trail

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