Lourdes is a renowned centre of spirituality which every year attracts thousands of able-bodied pilgrims and sick or disabled pilgrims with their carers. Groups, families and individuals from all corners of the globe come to visit the Grotte de Massabielle through which the spring discovered by Bernadette Soubirous still flows.
The Sanctuary can be easily reached on the little tourist train which takes you on a tour of attractions in and around the town.
To Discover :
The Cirque de Gavarnie UNESCO World Heritage site, Cauterets and the Pont d’Espagne, the Lac de Gaube with its view of the Vignemale glacier, the Col du Tourmalet, the Col du Soulor, the Col de l’Aubisque, the Col de l’Aspin and the Pic du Midi are all must-see attractions during your stay.
Tarbes with its stud farm and equestrian show (in summer), the Jardin Massey and Hussars Museum; Bagnères de Bigorre with the Aquensis therapeutic spa and the Médous caves; Luz Saint Sauveur with its fortified church and the Château Sainte-Marie; Argelès-Gazost with its park and casino; and Pau with Henri IV’s famous château, on the doorstep of the Jurançon wine region.
For all the family, especially children :
Just a few minutes‘ drive from the hotel: The Pyrenees Animal Park in Argelès-Gazost or Asson Zoo, the tropical aquarium in Pierrefitte-Nestalas, the Donjon des Aigles birds of prey centre in Beaucens, the Chlorophil forest adventure park, the funicular ride up the Pic du Jer (open during school holidays) ... And wild water sports, hang-gliding or walks in the Pyrenees National Park or the Néouvielle Nature Reserve. Just ask us for information.
It is also our job to welcome you in a group all year round by reservation:
The Hautes-Pyrénées is also famous for its ski resorts. The closest of these, Hautacam, has a toboggan track and is perfect for families and beginners. Luz Ardiden, Cauterets and Tourmalet are ideal for all skiers.
Couraduque in the Val d’Azun is a dedicated Nordic skiing resort, as is Payolle at the foot of the Col d'Aspin.
The Pic du Midi, which is accessible all year round by cable car, offers a panoramic view across the Pyrenees and boasts an astronomical and scientific observatory which is the only one of its kind in the world.
If you fancy venturing a little further, the Petit Train d’Artouste tourist train will take you almost to the border with the Basque Country.
And for shopping, the Col du Portalet in the Béarn region, Arnégui near Saint Jean Pied de Port (on the Way of Saint James), or Dancharia and Ibardin in the Basque Country have plenty to offer at any time of year.