This charming 3 bedroom Hautes-Pyrénées accommodation option sleeps 6/8 people and is located in Bagnères-de-Bigorre, a charming old spa town in the Pyrénées. Long visited by the French, it sees few foreign visitors. Perhaps this is why the locals are so friendly!
Our apartment is in the heart of the old town yet is in a beautiful and peaceful location which includes a shared but private courtyard garden.
On the first floor there is an open plan living room including a well-equipped kitchen. The living room opens onto a balcony which overlooks the courtyard. There is a separate utility room containing a washing machine and dryer. Stairs lead up from the living room to the three bedrooms (one double, two twins), the bathroom and the shower room; each of these has a WC. There is sofa bed in the larger twin room as well as the 2 singles and we have a travel cot should it be required. (There’s a high chair, too, which can be made available.)
Outside is a charming, shared, enclosed courtyard with a pedestrian gate and the property has access to a secure ground floor storage area suitable for bikes, skis and so on.
There is free parking available close the apartment, by the river. The property was recently renovated to a high standard. It is over 80m2 and is centrally heated.
We have broadband, wireless and a phone with free calls to landlines worldwide (excluding special numbers)
Bagnères-de-Bigorre, close to the Pyrenees, has a fabulous thermal spa bath. Many people also come here to 'take the cure' provided by the purported health benefits of the local water. There is also a casino, a swimming pool, cinema, museum, a marvelous market and mini-golf. It’s a lovely location, a river flows through the town and there are amazing views of the surrounding countryside and mountains.
Several restaurants offer a variety of cuisines including the local specialties. The town is also ideally situated for all sorts of sporting activities, including cycling, hiking, fishing, climbing, golf, canoeing and skiing in the winter - the nearest ski resort, La Mongie, the largest in the Pyrenees, is less than 30 minutes drive away!
From Bagnères-de-Bigorre you can easily get to many other attractions such as the sanctuary at Lourdes, the Pic du Midi observatory and the Cirque du Gavarnie (a UNESCO world heritage site). Pau is a lovely town to visit and the Atlantic coast and Spain are accessible for day trips. The nearest airports are Pau (1 hour drive away), Tarbes (30 minutes) and Toulouse (1 hour 40 minutes).