Pyrénées 31

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“One hour from Toulouse and Pau, our playground is huge!”

So difficult to see and do everything, especially if you are just passing through … To facilitate your choices, we have concocted a small selection of our must-haves made in the Pyrenees 31 😉

You will be able to hurtle down immense forests by mountain bike 🚵‍♂️ climb the mountain ⛰️ and hike to the lakes of incredible colors, have fun making snowmen in the snow ❄️ very fresh, laugh like children on the terraces of the bistros, climb the mythical mountain passes by bike like the riders of the Tour de France 🇫🇷 stroll through the alleys of traditional villages.

“Come on, come on… you’ll love it!”

Hiking from the Hospice de France

If you want sumptuous and breathtaking scenery 🌬️ this is an unmissable starting point for several hikes. We offer you the Chemin de l’Impératrice to discover a wide variety of landscapes 📸 provided you go on an adventure in summer ☀️ and if everyone is used to walking a little 🥾

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Stroll through the medieval village of Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges

For the magic of this village to operate 🏘️ just stroll through the small streets, appreciate the calm and look up 🙄. You will find traces left by history everywhere 📜

Of course, do not leave without having visited the Sainte-Marie cathedral which is the center of this fortified village 🏰 classified as “Most beautiful village in France” 👍

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Go snowshoeing to attack the Pic de l’Escalette

Put on your snowshoes from the Col de Menté and go with your family and into the forest 🌲 to conquer the Escalette ⛰️ You can return home with the pride of having conquered a peak 👍

This walk is ideal for learning about snowshoeing in winter ❄️ but it is also a wonderful walk to do with the family in summer ☀️

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Slip into the only natural hammam in Europe

In the city of Luchon, in the heart of the thermal baths ⛲ is the only natural hammam in Europe 🇪🇺

It is unthinkable to leave without having tasted this rejuvenating and unique experience 🤩

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Give priority to cows at the Port of Balès

And yes, whether you climb the pass by bike 🚵‍♂️ or by car 🚗 you do not have the right of way and you will have to give way to these animals 🐄in the summer pastures.

On the other hand, you will be rewarded with the incredible view 🤩 that you will find up there ⛰️

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Attend a brandon

When the summer solstice ☀️ arrives, a strange tradition spreads in the villages 🏘️. Around Midsummer’s Day, the villages light their brands 🔥 and party all night long 🌙.

Coming straight from the Bronze Age, don’t miss out on the tradition of brandon 😉

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