Hautes-Pyrénées

For nature lovers

For nature lovers, Hautes-Pyrénées is a high mountain area characterized by its wide range of landscapes and its small picture-postcard villages.

Following the marked hiking paths, you will discover the exceptional flora and wildlife of the National Park of the Pyrenees and enjoy the fantastic views from Lannemezan –the balcony of the Pyrenees–, from the top of Pic du Midi de Bigorre, with its astronomic observatory, and from the Cirque de Gavarnie.

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Foto: Guérin Nicolas (Wikimedia)

Lourdes

For believers, Lourdes is a large spiritual centre and pilgrimage destination visited by millions of tourists every year.

Foto: Florent Pécassou (Wikimedia)

Tarbes

The city of Tarbes is located in the heart of a rich agricultural plain strewn with cereal crops and mechanical and chemical industries. Its streets host varied craftsmen and craftswomen such as shoemakers, glaziers, clockmakers and apiarists. Go for a walk in Jardin Massey, one of the cutest parks in southern France, and admire its rare species, its greenhouse and the curious Moorish villa.

Its streets host varied craftsmen and craftswomen such as shoemakers, glaziers, clockmakers … as well as L’Artelier, a meeting point for craftspeople.

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