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Bagnères-de-Bigorre

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Bagnères-de-Bigorre - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Hautes-Pyrénées
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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.

Geographical information

MunicipalityBagnères-de-Bigorre
Postcode65200
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Latitude43.0650930 (N 43° 3’ 54”)
Longitude0.1491049 (E 0° 8’ 57”)
AltitudeFrom 440m to 2872m
Surface area125.86 km²
Population8313 inhabitants
Density66 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureTarbes (22 km, 30 min)
Insee code65059
IntercommunalityCC de la Haute-Bigorre
DepartmentHautes-Pyrénées
RegionMidi-Pyrénées

Nearest cities & towns

Gerde2.4 km (5 min)
Pouzac3.2 km (7 min)
Asté3.9 km (7 min)
Beaudéan4.5 km (7 min)
Trébons4.8 km (6 min)
Hauban5.4 km (9 min)
Mérilheu5.5 km (9 min)
Ordizan6.1 km (10 min)
Campan6.4 km (8 min)
Labassère6.5 km (11 min)
Argelès-Bagnères6.5 km (11 min)
Uzer6.8 km (12 min)
Antist7 km (11 min)
Montgaillard7.9 km (10 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Natural sites

Events and festivities

Photos

Bagneres in the snow
Bagneres in the snow
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Bagneres view of the bridge over the Adour
Bagneres view of the bridge over the Adour
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Drinker water (fountain) from Bagneres
Drinker water (fountain) from Bagneres
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Houses for dormers bagnèraises
Houses for dormers bagnèraises
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Old Bagneres
Old Bagneres
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The hay out of Bagneres
The hay out of Bagneres
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Fisherman on the edge of the Adour Bagneres
Fisherman on the edge of the Adour Bagneres
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Fountain of the library in Bagneres
Fountain of the library in Bagneres
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Bagneres, the winter woods
Bagneres, the winter woods
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Golf Bagneres facing the Pyrenees
Golf Bagneres facing the Pyrenees
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Kayak on the Adour Bagneres Lesponne
Kayak on the Adour Bagneres Lesponne
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Cyclotouristes top of the Tourmalet
Cyclotouristes top of the Tourmalet
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Skiing at La Mongie Tourmalet, Bagneres
Skiing at La Mongie Tourmalet, Bagneres
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The Pic du Midi cable car to La Mongie Bagneres
The Pic du Midi cable car to La Mongie Bagneres
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Hiking at Lake Peyralade
Hiking at Lake Peyralade
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Baroque Art in Upper Adour, cherubs
Baroque Art in Upper Adour, cherubs
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Baroque Art in Upper Adour, cherubs
Baroque Art in Upper Adour, cherubs
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Tradition, mounaques Campan
Tradition, mounaques Campan
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Weather

Tuesday 28 july
Min. 15°C - Max. 25°C
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Wednesday 29 july
Min. 15°C - Max. 23°C
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Thursday 30 july
Min. 12°C - Max. 17°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Canyon descent in the Pyrenees
Sports sensations40 € to 460 € Bagnères-de-Bigorre
Canyoning in Hautes-Pyrénées
Sports sensations45 € to 480 € Lourdes (16.1 km)
White water rafting on the Garonne
Sports sensations32 € Antignac (45 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Clique Peak
HikeEasy1h00Germs-sur-l'Oussouet (7.7 km)
Lake Isaby
HikeEasy1h00Artalens-Souin (18.8 km)
Mourquey Cape
HikeIntermediate1h00Artalens-Souin (19.5 km)
Nerbiou Peak
HikeEasy2h00Beaucens (19.7 km)
The Mills and Church of Arcizans-Dessus
Village visitEasy1h00Gaillagos (29 km)

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