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Bourréac - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Hautes-Pyrénées

Bourréac is a common urban area of Lourdes located 4 km from Lourdes. The village is at the center of a line of hills, 500-600 m above sea level, facing the Pyrenees, with, in particular, the Pic du Jer foreground Cabaliros on the Hautacam, the Montagues and Pic du Midi de Bigorre in the background. It dominates the plain of Lézignan balcony (village below) that opens into the town of Lourdes in the west.

The territory offers brands moraine deposits (sediments, stones and rocks) from the former glacier, 30,000 years ago, borrowed the valley of the Gave de Pau and covered the town site of Lourdes. The village has the distinction of having several sources on the northern slope of the municipal territory, in particular the source that fed Bidoli formerly the village and that of the network that feeds Coulat' DWS municipal association of Ribs Bourréac and Miramont.

Geographical information

Latitude43.1032000 (N 43° 6’ 12”)
Longitude0.0012220 (E 0° 0’ 4”)
AltitudeFrom 429m to 582m
Surface area1.26 km²
Population88 inhabitants
Density69 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureTarbes (19.4 km, 27 min)
Insee code65107
IntercommunalityCC du Pays de Lourdes
TerritoryGascony, Midi-Pyrénées, Pyrenees

Nearest cities & towns

Lézignan1.7 km (4 min)
Paréac2.4 km (3 min)
Arcizac-ez-Angles3.6 km (7 min)
Escoubès-Pouts3.9 km (8 min)
Jarret4.3 km (9 min)
Julos4.4 km (6 min)
Orincles4.8 km (6 min)
Les Angles4.9 km (10 min)
Gez-ez-Angles5.7 km (13 min)
Lourdes5.8 km (12 min)
Layrisse6.8 km (10 min)
Artigues7 km (14 min)
Arrayou-Lahitte7.1 km (13 min)
Barry7.6 km (10 min)

Things to see and do

For visitors, the main interest lies in the village that offers walks with panoramic views of the Pyrenees, the very gates of Lourdes. Towards the east, a ridge road (road) from the center of his village to village, Récahorts, and beyond, to Pouts, hamlet, village Escoubas Pouts, before descending to the village in the valley. To the west, before reaching the village, a town road tar allows cyclists to win the neighboring village of Julos from which we can return to Lourdes via the district Monge (entry from Lourdes Tarbes) .

Bourréac is a village in bloom (first prize of mountain villages in bloom in its category). Its cozy little place is a stopover snacks for hikers and cyclists, and a field for bowlers, the summer evenings.

Events and festivities

Day cake pin held the Saturday after July 14 on the square of the town, on Friday associated with the organization of a mountain bike routes.

Local fair the first Sunday of November, organized jointly with the neighboring municipality of Lezignan and the territory thereof.


View of the village of Lourdes in Bourréac with the bottom
View of the village of Lourdes in Bourréac with the bottom
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Pic du Jer seen from the hamlet of Récahorts
Pic du Jer seen from the hamlet of Récahorts
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Tuesday 19 september
Min. 9°C - Max. 17°C
Wednesday 20 september
Min. 5°C - Max. 23°C
Thursday 21 september
Min. 11°C - Max. 24°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

All that the city of Lourdes offers, 4 km, offered to residents of Bourréac. Among the many possible excursions include in addition to what he can do on the site a few miles, the circuits of the Pic du Jer nearby routes to the Montagues from Germs on Oussouet going to Bagneres-de-Bigorre, the slopes of the villages since Pibeste Bergons before Argeles-Gazost circuits Castelloubon Valley, near Lourdes in going to Argeles-Gazost, and beyond, all the major sites Lavedan to Cauterets, Gavarnie, etc..

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Canyoning in Hautes-Pyrénées
Sports sensations45 € to 480 € Lourdes (4 km)
Vertige de l'Ardour: Via Ferrata Course in the Heart of the Pyrenees – Near the Pic de Midi
Sports sensations39 € Bagnères-de-Bigorre (7.2 km)
Guided hiking in the Pyrenees
Sports sensations17 € to 25 € Boô-Silhen (10.5 km)
Canyon descent in the Pyrenees
Sports sensations40 € to 460 € Bagnères-de-Bigorre (12.6 km)
Canyoning in the Pyrenees mountains
Sports sensations40 € to 280 € Argelès-Gazost (12.9 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Evoking Lourdes in the Middle Ages
HikeEasy1h05Lourdes (4.3 km)
Bernadette's life path
HikeEasy3h35Lourdes (4.3 km)
Clique Peak
HikeEasy1h00Germs-sur-l'Oussouet (7.3 km)
Chemin de Toulicou
HikeEasy2h00Ossun (9.1 km)
Lake Isaby
HikeEasy1h00Artalens-Souin (14.8 km)


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