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Adé is a village in the Hautes-Pyrénées, in Occitania, bordering the city of Lourdes and 17 km south of Tarbes.

With a population of around 800, the municipality benefits from the attractiveness of its famous neighbor where more than 5 million pilgrims converge each year. It is also close to the airport of Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrenees and has created an activity zone on the road that leads to it.

However, the village, rural and green character of the commune, bordered by wooded hills, has been preserved.

Once famous for its cow breeding, Adé is a pleasant stage for visitors, tourists or pilgrims.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude43.1348660 (N 43° 8’ 6”)
Longitude-0.0287080 (W 0° 1’ 43”)
AltitudeFrom 382m to 583m
Surface area7.24 km²
Population782 inhabitants
Density108 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureTarbes (16.6 km, 19 min)
Insee code65002
IntercommunalityCC du Pays de Lourdes
TerritoryGascony, Midi-Pyrénées, Pyrenees

Nearest cities & towns

Bartrès2.5 km (4 min)
Julos4.9 km (9 min)
Lourdes5.6 km (9 min)
Lanne5.8 km (8 min)
Loubajac5.9 km (10 min)
Averan6.4 km (11 min)
Ossun6.8 km (10 min)
Paréac7.2 km (14 min)
Bénac7.3 km (11 min)
Poueyferré7.9 km (13 min)
Arcizac-ez-Angles7.9 km (12 min)
Lézignan8 km (11 min)
Jarret8.1 km (11 min)
Louey8.1 km (9 min)
Barlest8.7 km (13 min)

Things to see and do

Several interesting historical elements are worth seeing in Adé. This is the case of the ramparts of the medieval castle built in the eleventh century to monitor the road to Tarbes and which belonged to the counts of Bigorre. It was devastated by the English in 1360.

On the central tumulus, the old castle chapel has long been preserved. Several times remodeled, it was definitively replaced in 1878 by a church dedicated to Saint-Hippolyte and whose plans were drawn by Leopold Hardy, the architect who had already realized the basilica of the Immaculate Conception of Lourdes. The attentive observers will thus be able to discern some elements of resemblance between the two buildings, but not at the level of the dimensions, of course. Equipped with three naves, the church houses a representation of the martyrdom of St. Hippolytus on an inner tympanum.

On the main road that runs through the town (the RN21 connecting Tarbes to Lourdes), finally to see the chapel of the Rosary. Its construction dates back to the eleventh century. However, it has been revised and it is now logically a Marian chapel dedicated to the Virgin of Lourdes.

In a completely different way, a passage to the Water Fair can be distracting and pedagogical. The association proposes sound and light shows realized thanks to 650 jets of water activated with prowess and also presents a museum space devoted to water (history, tools, energy). Open every day from mid-April to the end of October. Shows at 2:30 pm and 3:30 pm. Price: from 4 to 7 euros. Information and reservations at +33 5 62 94 29 74.

Finally, the environment of the municipality makes it possible to consider many marked hiking trails (starting or crossing its territory). From the wooded heights of the village, superb panoramas on Lourdes or the valley of Tarbes will reward the walkers. Information and brochures on +33 5 62 56 70 00.

Events and festivities

On the last weekend of April, over three days, the Exquis Mots festival offers theatrical performances, readings and meetings with writers.

The second Sunday in July, a garage.

In the middle of June, feast of Saint-Jean (convivial meal and animations).

The first weekend of August, the patronal festival takes place over three days and offers convivial meals, balls, parade of bandas (bands) and a pedestrian race.


Thursday 21 september
Min. 12°C - Max. 25°C
Friday 22 september
Min. 15°C - Max. 19°C
Saturday 23 september
Min. 14°C - Max. 21°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Canyoning in Hautes-Pyrénées
Sports sensations45 € to 480 € Lourdes (5 km)
Vertige de l'Ardour: Via Ferrata Course in the Heart of the Pyrenees – Near the Pic de Midi
Sports sensations39 € Bagnères-de-Bigorre (11 km)
Guided hiking in the Pyrenees
Sports sensations17 € to 25 € Boô-Silhen (12.8 km)
Guided Tour of the Grottes de Betharram
Culture and education14 € Saint-Pé-de-Bigorre (13.4 km)
Canyoning in the Pyrenees mountains
Sports sensations40 € to 280 € Argelès-Gazost (14.7 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Evoking Lourdes in the Middle Ages
HikeEasy1h05Lourdes (4.5 km)
Bernadette's life path
HikeEasy3h35Lourdes (4.6 km)
Chemin de Toulicou
HikeEasy2h00Ossun (5.3 km)
Clique Peak
HikeEasy1h00Germs-sur-l'Oussouet (11.6 km)
Nerbiou Peak
HikeEasy2h00Beaucens (17.7 km)


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