Excursions

Lourdes and the Grotto


The Grotto of Massabielle, a destination for pilgrims from all over the world, is situated only 5 km from us. This place of contemplation and prayer is open all year.
In Lourdes, you can also visit several museums, the castle, the lake, and the Pic du Jer.

Activities

  • Walking tours on several trails
  • Cycling, mountain biking, golf
  • Trout fishing in the Gave de Pau river
  • Whitewater: Rafting, kayaking, hydrospeed (riverboarding)

The Pyrenees

  • Cirque de Gavarnie (UNESCO world natural heritage)
  • Cauterets and the Pont d'Espagne – an historic luxury health resort in a mountain setting
  • Col du Tourmalet – at 2114 m the highest driveable pass in the Pyrenees
  • Pic du Midi – the 2877 m high “noon peak“, accessible by cable car
  • Mountain railway at Artouste – one of France’s most spectacular train routes leads along steep rock faces to the Artouste dam

Stalactite caves

  • Grottes de Bétharram – a bizarre underworld full of stalactites, stalagmites and other limestone structures, accessible on foot and in some parts by a small train and a boat.
  • Grottes de Médous – a natural cave, shaped by an underground river, rich in limestone formations shaped like frozen waterfalls.
  • Le gouffre d'Esparros – a stalactite cave, explored in 1938 and opened to the public in 1997.