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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Argelès-Gazost
Insee code65025
AltitudeFrom 412 to 600 meters
Surface3.05 km²
Population3395 inhabitants
Density1113 inhabitants/km²


National labelsLau-Balagnas at 1.4 km (5 min)
Chief townTarbes (at 35 km, 39 min)Ayzac-Ost at 2.1 km (4 min)
DepartmentHautes-PyrénéesGez at 2.6 km (6 min)
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From its privileged location in the heart of the Valley of the Great Sites, between Lourdes and Gavarnie, near the National Park and six ski resorts, Argelès-Gazost is an ideal point to take time to breathe and see the Pyrenees.

The village, 463 meters above sea level, nestled in lush greenery and surrounded by mountains and peaks, proudly claims its strong identity Pyrenees.

The city held its high-flowered streets, panoramic terraces, staircases, fountains ...

The spa area spreads its green park, its opulent mansions, casino and spa.

The local market on Tuesday morning, the largest and oldest in the valley, offers all the traditional culinary treasures: the shepherds of cheese, the cake with the pin, honey, blueberry pies, lamb mountain Gascon black pork, the duck breast and duck liver ...


  • Walk on foot with a cultural guide: Find the hidden charms of the city every Wednesday in July and August at 17h or 21h depending on dates. Information Office of Tourism.
  • Flower Walk Guide circuit to remove the Tourist Office only to discover the history of Argelès-Gazost through its old stones and fountains.
  • Animal Park in the Pyrenees: You dream of holding an ecosystem in the palm of your hands to discover a small corner of paradise where animals and plants live in perfect harmony? Open your eyes! Listen to the voice of the forest! Breath smells and just marvel at the diversity of life. An intimacy never equaled! Welcome to the Pyrenees Animal Park for a trip full of emotions!
  • Swimming - Tennis Casino - Cinema Theatre.
Detailed information
Information pointsTourist Office of Argelès-Gazost
Leisure centresCasino of Argelès-Gazost


  • In June:
  • The 2nd weekend gourmet Confrériales organized by the Brotherhood of garbure bigourdane to Argelès-Gazost. Traditional Festival Bigourdan around the dish. Brotherhoods parade south west (more than 30 congregations), food village ...
  • The third weekend in Hautacam Transhumance blessing of cattle, outdoor mass, beginning in summer pastures herds; picnic and animations; ball Gascon.
  • In July,
  • Day at Shepherds Argelès-Gazost: gathering and blessing of the herd on the mail to the church, led by an aperitif bandas, shepherd's snack, game show host force Basque night of transhumance, the shepherd meals, evening "cantayres, choirs ...
  • In August:
  • The first weekend Fiesta Mômes, Children's Festival: village of Indians and cowboys, rodeo park, farm "Tiligolo", various workshops and interactive games, theatrical ... From 10am to à19h thermal park.
  • The 2nd weekend: Muchas Bandas, festival bandas: bandas and many wineries and various events from 10am to midnight in downtown.
  • The 3rd weekend: "Estiv'Art" festival dedicated to artists: contemporary art fair, street painters, potters market, crafts, arts and crafts space, initiations, demonstrations, music performances, firework ... From 10am to 20pm in the city center.
  • In September:
  • The 3rd weekend: European Heritage Days "Art, culture and heritage exhibitions on the history of the spa park, architecture, the lives of men, traditions ... Many cultural organizations invited, the presence of authors, book signings. Tented the park all day spa.
  • Celebration of Dogs in the Pyrenees, an international gathering of dog lovers in the Pyrenees. Contest 4 races and over 400 dogs of Argelès-Gazost Thermal Park. 15 participating nations, 10,000 spectators. Village Gourmet and traditional. Exhibitions, folk songs and dances. Entertainment for children. Free admission.


  • Parks and Zoos:
  • The Dungeon of Eagles Beaucens. You will discover in the privileged framework of a feudal castle, with a view over the valley Argelès-Gazost the largest collection of birds of prey around the world through a renowned wildlife spectacle.
  • Tropical Aquarium of the Pyrenees Pierrefitte Nestalas: Unique place in the Pyrenees, the Tropical Aquarium invites you to visit a living museum with a multicolored fairyland of tropical fish. In 60 Aquariums, you can discover more than 1500 fish representing 200 species.
  • Activities: Skiing - Snowshoeing - Hiking - Paragliding - Sports Whitewater-MTB - Accrobranche - Horseback riding - Quad.
  • Recreation:
  • The greenway Gaves: cycling 26 km from Lourdes Cauterets.
  • The Mountain Hautacam Luge: Luge any season.
Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Canyon descent in the PyreneesSports sensationsFrom 40 € to 460 €Bagnères-de-Bigorre (21 km)
Off-piste skiing in the Ossau ValleySports sensations60 €Laruns (27 km)
Horse ride in the PyreneesNature and the outdoorsFrom 15 € to 700 €Sévignacq-Meyracq (28 km)

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Monday 24 November
Min. 10°C - Max. 16°C
Tuesday 25 November
Min. 8°C - Max. 14°C
Wednesday 26 November
Min. 10°C - Max. 13°C


French cuisine restaurantLe Viscos  
A la proximidad de Lourdes y de las estaciones termales, esta bella dirección con la apariencia de la casa de muñecas, da sobre un encantador plaza del pueblo Saint-Savin. Los esposos...
Located 2.9 km from Argelès-Gazost41 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLe Galery  
Le Galery is a trendy restaurant in sober and elegant. The staff will be your little care, you can enjoy your meal in peace. The cuisine with Southwest is inventive and delicious. Indulge...
Located 10.6 km from Argelès-Gazost29 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLe Carrefour Café
Le Carrefour Café is a famous brewery Lourdes opens its doors daily from 8am to midnight. The staff will welcome you in a warm atmosphere. Enjoy a cuisine rich in flavor and quantity....
Located 10.8 km from Argelès-Gazost19 € per person 

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Farm with 5 bedroomsLes gerbes    
Bigourdane renovated farmhouse whose point of view is one of the most beautiful valley, this bucolic place is the promise of relaxation and conviviality, the marriage of tradition and...
Located 1.5 km from Argelès-Gazost75 € the double room 
House with 2 bedroomsLa Maison de Béatrice    
New house, hemp and wood, built with respect for the environment, in a quiet village, with views of the peaks. Mountain decor, warm atmosphere, every detail has been designed for your...
Located 2 km from Argelès-Gazost85 € the double room 
Villa with 3 bedroomsChalet vallees des gaves    
Beautiful house at the beginning of 1900 in a classified, ideal site to visit the biggest sites of the Hautes-Pyrénées (near lourdes, Cauterets - Bridge of Spain, Gavarnie, Pic du Midi...)...
Located 3.5 km from Argelès-Gazost70 € the double room 

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Apartment for 5 personsMarjolaine - huhert  
In a beautiful setting on the banks of the Gave du Val d'Azun: Near the ski resorts (Hautacam, Cauterets, Val d'Azun, Bareges, Luz Ardiden) : In the area: Lake of the mountain streams,...
Located 790 m from Argelès-GazostFrom 280 € to 400 € per week 
House for 8 personsGîte
Barn housed in a medium mountain village to 3 km from Argeles-Gazost can accommodate 8 people.
Located 1.9 km from Argelès-GazostFrom 600 € to 800 € per week 
House for 6 personsMaison à 3 km d'Argelès Gazost  
Detached house of 800 sq quiet garden for lovers of nature in a mountain village, near Argeles Gazost (3 km).
Located 1.9 km from Argelès-GazostFrom 400 € to 500 € per week 

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60 places over 3 haL'ideal    
A2 km from Argelès-Gazost, but already in the mountains, near major passes as Soulor and Aubisque, spend a pleasant stay at the campsite 'ideal' discovering an exceptional panorama...
Located 2.5 km from Argelès-Gazost 
72 places over 3 haCamping lascrouts    
At the heart of the Pyrenees, near the National Park, camping Lascrouts enjoys an environment and exceptional sunshine. Isabelle & Franck will welcome you with pleasure in any season....
Located 7.7 km from Argelès-Gazost11 € per day 
43 places over 1,5 haCamping Azun Nature    
In the heart of the Pyrenees, in the Val d'Azun, near the village of No, the gates of the Pyrenees National Park and Domaine skiing in Val d'Azun (10 minutes), Joëlle and Yves welcome...
Located 7.7 km from Argelès-GazostFrom 13.50 € to 16 € per day 

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Hotel Café les Fleurs - Hotel in Argelès-GazostHotel Café les Fleurs     
Situated in Argelès-Gazost, a city known for its animal park and its thermal baths, Hotel Café les Fleurs offers a bar and en suite rooms with a TV with cable channels. Free Wi-Fi is...
Located in Argelès-GazostRoom from 53 €
Hôtel du Soleil Levant - Hotel in Argelès-GazostHôtel du Soleil Levant     
Soleil Levant offers comfortable rooms and is ideally situated near the ski station in the centre of Argelès-Gazost. This friendly hotel features a pretty garden and a charming restaurant....
Located in Argelès-GazostRoom from 53 €
Logis Hotel Les Cimes - Hotel in Argelès-GazostLogis Hotel Les Cimes     
Logis Hotel Les Cimes is located in the Vallée des Gaves, at the foot of the Pyrénées and a 10-minute walk from the town centre, where guests can find the thermal baths and casino....
Located in Argelès-GazostRoom from 65 €

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Hôtel-Résidence Balnéo Aladin
This modern complex is in the heart of Cauterets and offers a balneo centre with 4 indoor pools, 1 outdoor heated pool, 2 hot tubs, sauna, steam bath and...
Nex Hotel
Hotel Nex is located in Tarbes, just 650 metres from Jardin Massey and 1.4 km from Tarbes Train Station. The modern hotel...
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