Culture and leisure :
In the summer season, a number of music and other festivals
- The well known Jazz festival in Marciac
- The country Music festival in Mirande
- Horse shows in Aubarède and the horse festival Equestria in Tarbes
Sites worth a visit :
The city of Lourdes is less than one hour away.
Other sites of interest : the Mauvezin castle and the Pau castle
The Cistertian Abbay of l’Escaladieu and the cathedral of Saint-Bertrand de Comminges
The gouffre d’Esparros, with its unique gypsum shapes sculpted by underground water
The caverns of Labastide and Gargas
The Jardin des sortilèges (unique plants are available in this mountain garden)
The « montagne des marmottes » with many animals, including wolf and bear
The astronomic observatory of the « Pic du midi de Bigorre »
Spa, Sauna and swimming pools :
The Edenwick at Capvern,
Acquensis at Bagnères de Bigorre
The area is a paradise for bikers : many small and quiet roads through the countryside, and for the well trained bikers, the famous Pyrénées passes are 1 hour away by car : Tourmalet, Aspin, Peyresourde, etc…
The Pyrénées are 1 our away by car and offer a wide variety of trails : from easy (2 hours climbing) to tough (5 hours climbing).
Many wonderfull mountain lakes are within one to two hours hiking.
The regional « Néouvielle » park and the National Pyrénées Park are within 1 hour driving
The famous Brèche de Roland and Cirque de Gavarnie can be visited in a one day hike
In winter (January to March , usually), it’s possible to ski in the Pyrénées resorts of Saint-Lary and La Mongie (one hour by car) and other smaller resorts in the area
Some riding clubs in the area offer various options, including horse treks or donkey treks in the mountains
Fishing is possible (license needed) in the rivers or in mountain lakes.