Bagnères-de-Bigorre

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TownBagnères-de-Bigorre
Insee code65059
Postcode65200
Latitude43.0650930
Longitude0.1491049
AltitudeFrom 440 to 2872 meters
Surface125.86 km²
Population8466 inhabitants
Density67 inhabitants/km²

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National labelsGerde at 2.4 km (5 min)
Chief townTarbes (at 22 km, 30 min)Pouzac at 3.2 km (7 min)
DepartmentHautes-PyrénéesAsté at 3.9 km (7 min)
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TOWN PRESENTATION

Bagnères-de-Bigorre is located at the entrance to the upper valley of the Adour, below the Pic du Midi. The river is still a torrent has three sources, he digs into the mountains three axes, one to Chiroulet (15 miles from Bagneres) that ends in a parking lot and from where hiking routes. The other two sources are one of La Mongie (25 miles from Bagneres), on the slopes of the Col du Tourmalet, the other Payolle (20 miles from Bagneres), under the Col d'Aspin. It is therefore possible when the passes are open to make routes through Lourdes in loops on one side or Arreau and Saint-Lary on the other side.

Bagneres is a spa known since Roman times. But with Jeanne d'Albret as "tourism" is beginning to develop: walks in sedan chairs or horse excursions accompanied by Bagnèrais. Particularly popular, the city has received celebrities as Madame de Maintenon and the Dauphin, then Stendhal, Lamartine, Rossini ...

West side, Bagneres is backed by the forest. Remains of the romantic era of landscaped parks that climb through the mountains, forming a transition between urban civilization and wilderness, as Bedat and Vallone Hi.

The cuisine combines a very good meat and a tradition of légumage. Around Bagneres, farmers still live the traditional livestock (mainly cows and sheep): high in the calf's mother, the lamb of countries are excellent. The trout fishing in all arms of the Adour and is also part of delicacies. Emblem of the Pyrenees, the cabbage soup combines all the traditional products: the country ham, confit of pork and duck, Tarbais beans, cabbage, carrot, leek, turnip and potato. For dessert, Bagneres has two specialties, the pie of the Pyrenees and the cake to the pin.


SIGHTSEEING

  • Visit unavoidable, the Pic du Midi will leave a lasting impression: at 2,877 m, its terraces offer a 360 ° panorama of the Pyrenees mountains and the plains of southwestern France.
  • Relax and enjoy essential thermal spa offers all the benefits of water in a stunning setting reminiscent of a cathedral of glass and wood. Jacuzzi, misting, lively pool, jacuzzis, steam room, saunas, aqua music, but also individualized care, beauty, wellness and form.
  • We must walk in Bagneres to admire the architecture, very special. The gardens are home to many trees as astonishing in their essence as their age, some are more than a century old. Water is everywhere, with fountains, pools, numerous fountains of thermal waters with different qualities.
  • Bagneres has two museums, the museum Salies devoted to painting, the museum of marble which houses a fine collection of marbles of all colors, but also stacks or baths once used in the Spa.
  • Bagneres also a botanical conservatory that identifies and protects the Pyrenean flora. For the most threatened plants, greenhouses and an experimental garden study conditions of germination. Replants and the products are used to repair the damage caused to the facilities including the ski slopes.
  • The terrain is ideal for limestone caves, Bagneres has his own. Médous caves, discovered by Norbert Casteret. You can see beautiful concretions, and make a small boat ride on the underground river flowing through them.
  • As for sports, Bagneres has many amenities: several tennis courts, an 18 hole golf course, swimming pool. You can practice all sports, mountain hiking, cycling or biking with routes of all levels. The Adour allows depending on the location of fishing, but also water sports. Bagneres seen consistently grow Champions kayak and has a very active club. Around the library, you can always find partners for a game of petanque, a drive to see if there is competition.
  • And for the evening, you have the choice of film, theater and the Casino.
Detailed information
Information pointsTourist Office of Bagnères-de-Bigorre
Leisure centresCasino of Bagnères-de-Bigorre,   Museum Bigourdan du vieux moulin,   Museum Saliès,   Museum of Natural History of Bagnères-de-Bigorre,   Ski Resort La Mongie
Natural sitesLake Bleu,   Lake of Peyrelade

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

  • In all seasons and whatever the time, every Saturday, a big market beyond the hall and invades the streets and squares of Bagneres. There is food, including cheeses from the Pyrenees, clothing, plants, hardware. The most original is perhaps the wealth of individuals who settle for a morning to sell their garden produce, their hunting and harvesting.
  • Periodically, the Tour de France passes Bagneres, around or cross the passes of Tourmalet and Aspin, thus it is always the same festival.
  • The Festival of Maynats in late spring, during which time a weekend offers children 3 to 12 years a selection of theater, puppetry and music of the highest quality. This festival is held in the villages of the town of Bagneres community.
  • The Piano Festival Pyrenees can hear the best young pianists at the beginning of summer in late June, early July.
  • A Loud Voice Festival which takes place over 4-5 days during the August 15, is a tribute to singing and voice in all its expressions.

ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

  • Small villages (between 3 and 5 km) and their beautiful churches with finely chiseled baroque altars, where gold and color show the richness of the 18th century.
  • Athletes will find climbing rocks, two acrobatic forest one with a via ferrata, the other with a children's track 4 years.
  • The underworld is full of an old manganese mine turned into a museum and of course, other caves, such as that which has Esparros concretions of aragonite or of Gargas also known as the sanctuary of the hands and which preserves prehistoric remains, 27,000 years old. This site is very fragile, can be visited thanks to modern techniques that allow complex does not change the temperature, humidity and especially the light significantly.
  • For children, the hill to allow them to see marmots in the wild animals typical of the Pyrenees (Pyrenean chamois, ibex, marmots, otters ...) who live in semi-freedom.
  • Mauvezin Castle, a medieval fortress, about ten miles from Bagneres.
  • The cities around Lourdes (20 km), Pau (60 km). Thanks to the A64 motorway, Toulouse and Biarritz are only 1:30 Bagneres.
  • Gavarnie, a natural World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
  • Spain at 1:30.
  • Campan:
  • Do not miss the early summer, the movement that brings together the flocks of sheep in Campan (4 km from Bagneres) to drive the cattle in summer pastures. This is a festive day where shepherds tourists to discover the old skills of farmers and their dogs.
  • From July to September, the streets, shops, gardens are overgrown with Campan mounaques, rag dolls caricatures of human scale of an old tradition inherited Bigorre, linked to the hullabaloo.
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NameType of activityPriceTown
Canyon descent in the PyreneesSports sensationsFrom 40 € to 460 €Bagnères-de-Bigorre

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PHOTOS

Bagneres in the snowBagneres in the snow
 
Bagneres view of the bridge over the AdourBagneres view of the bridge over the Adour
Drinker water (fountain) from BagneresDrinker water (fountain) from Bagneres
 
Houses for dormers bagnèraisesHouses for dormers bagnèraises
Old BagneresOld Bagneres
 
The hay out of BagneresThe hay out of Bagneres
Fisherman on the edge of the Adour BagneresFisherman on the edge of the Adour Bagneres
 
Fountain of the library in BagneresFountain of the library in Bagneres
Bagneres, the winter woodsBagneres, the winter woods
 
Golf Bagneres facing the PyreneesGolf Bagneres facing the Pyrenees
Kayak on the Adour Bagneres LesponneKayak on the Adour Bagneres Lesponne
 
Cyclotouristes top of the TourmaletCyclotouristes top of the Tourmalet
Skiing at La Mongie Tourmalet, BagneresSkiing at La Mongie Tourmalet, Bagneres
 
The Pic du Midi cable car to La Mongie BagneresThe Pic du Midi cable car to La Mongie Bagneres
Hiking at Lake PeyraladeHiking at Lake Peyralade
 
Baroque Art in Upper Adour, cherubsBaroque Art in Upper Adour, cherubs
Baroque Art in Upper Adour, cherubsBaroque Art in Upper Adour, cherubs
 
Tradition, mounaques CampanTradition, mounaques Campan

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Monday 24 November
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Tuesday 25 November
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RESTAURANTS

 
French cuisine restaurantLe Parc  
8.5
Lourdes
'Ah, the Belle Epoque! '- How many people have they heard their grandparents talk about the Belle Epoque that extended from the late 19th to early 20th century Europe. It is this spirit,...
Located 16.1 km from Bagnères-de-Bigorre22 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantRestaurant Océan   NEW
Lourdes
Just 400 meters from the Sanctuaries and close to the train station in Lourdes, the Restaurant Océan opens its doors for a moment of indulgence and relaxation. The setting is traditional...
Located 16.2 km from Bagnères-de-Bigorre25 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantBrasserie de la Grotte  
7
Lourdes
Brasserie de la Grotte is in the hotel of the same name. More than just a brewery, this restaurant is a place of appointments and meetings. You eat with your family, friends or couples...
Located 16.5 km from Bagnères-de-Bigorre33 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
Villa with 2 bedroomsLe belvédère    
8.5
Bagnères-de-Bigorre
On the heights of Bagneres de Bigorre to 2 km from the center, 2 Guest rooms facing the south peak with a breathtaking view of the Pyrenees: the ski resort, Lake Payolle 25 minutes,...
Located in Bagnères-de-Bigorre55 € the double room 
House with 3 bedroomsLes Passiflores    
9.3
  SPECIAL OFFER
Campan
Patricia and Pascal welcome you in their house in 1849, throughout the year. This house more than 150 m² completely renovated. Roadside, its sound insulation quality can have a pleasant...
Located 6.2 km from Bagnères-de-BigorreFrom 55 € to 59 € the double room 
House with 2 bedroomsLe Buala, maison d'hôtes    
9.9
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Antist
Guesthouse 'Le Buala' is a bigourdan farm with a view of the Pyrenees and the Pic du Midi observatory, in the village of Antist, located in the valley of. Haut-Adour. Le Buala is conveniently...
Located 6.2 km from Bagnères-de-BigorreFrom 75 € to 95 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
Apartment for 5 personsApartment for 5 persons  
8.8
Bagnères-de-Bigorre
Rent to Bagneres de Bigorre in the high Pyrenees studios or apartment ideal for spas 100 meters from the thermal baths.. Ausi ideal for ski holidays or walks.
Located in Bagnères-de-Bigorre300 € per week 
Apartment for 4 personsAppart 4pers centre ville de Bagnéres
Bagnères-de-Bigorre
Charming apartment of 36 m ² renovated, tastefully decorated 2nd floor of a condominium, windows yard with mountain views, 3 minutes from the city center on foot. Equipped to accommodate...
Located in Bagnères-de-Bigorre250 € per week 
Apartment for 4 personsApartment for 4 persons  
9.2
Bagnères-de-Bigorre
To rent : ground floor. Flat of villa in the pyrenees. 1 Bedroom flat - furnished and equipped - sleeps 4 - 550 sqf. Details. Ground floor flat on extensive 8000 sqf leafy garden. Quiet...
Located in Bagnères-de-BigorreFrom 250 € to 350 € per week 

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CAMPSITES

 
36 places over 1,5 haCamping la plenitude    
9.2
Capvern
Between the Plateau de Lannemezan and the Pyrenees, 500 meters, and Romuald Carinne welcome you to their charming campground 36 locations spread over 3 levels shady and sunny, crossed...
Located 14.6 km from Bagnères-de-BigorreFrom 12.70 € to 13.90 € per day 
48 places over 2 haCamping d'arrouach    
10
Lourdes
The campground is located in the body of the old farm, the quiet location is very natural with modern facilities. Ideal for holidays as a couple or family with small children.
Located 18.2 km from Bagnères-de-BigorreFrom 10.80 € to 13.30 € per day 
60 places over 3 haL'ideal    
10
Arras-en-Lavedan
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 24 km from Bagnères-de-Bigorre 

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HOTELS

Résidence Les Palombières - Hotel in Bagnères-de-BigorreRésidence Les Palombières     
8.9
Bagnères-de-Bigorre
Residence les Palombieres is located in Bagnères de Bigorre, a 5-minute drive from Aquensis Thermal Spa and the city centre. It offers free Wi-Fi, free private parking and storage...
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Carré Py' Hôtel - Hotel in Bagnères-de-BigorreCarré Py' Hôtel     
8.5
Bagnères-de-Bigorre
Located opposite the Pic du Midi mountain, in a large park 20 km from Tarbes and Mongie Ski Station, Carré Py' Hôtel offers a bar, free Wi-Fi and free parking. With views of the mountain...
Located in Bagnères-de-BigorreRoom from 67 €
Hotel de la Paix - Hotel in Bagnères-de-BigorreHotel de la Paix     
7.9
Bagnères-de-Bigorre
Set in the centre of Bagnères-de-Bigorre, Hotel de la Paix is located just a 5-minute walk from the casino and the thermal baths. The rooms at Hotel de la Paix are individually decorated...
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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...
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