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!
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND
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.