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Villa Tamerza is a large chalet-style villa in the heart of the French Pyrenees, with private pool and tennis court, and 5 bedrooms sleeping up to 12 people. The Villa is close to the mountains for walking and skiing and is close to Lourdes and Pau for sightseeing. There are four airports within 2 hours of the property.
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R 3 910 / stay
About the neighbourhood
In addition to walking, skiing, cycling and other outdoor activities, the region is packed with interesting places to visit. Below are a few examples.
Towns and villages
A few minutes from the chalet, Bagneres is the regional centre and offers a good mix of cafes, shops, restaurants and bars, as well as a fabulous spa. The Saturday market is a great event with lots of local produce on sale. There is also a couple of museums and the tourist office can advise of local events happening during your stay.
25 minutes drive from Villa Tamerza, this important Catholic pilgrimage site receives 5 million visitors and pilgrims each year. Use the funicular to access the Pic du Jer which offers panoramic views of the mountains and surrounding countryside.
Known as the gateway to the Pyrenees, this beautiful city enjoys a spectacular mountain backdrop. It offers many parks, shops, places to eat museums, and sights, including the Chateau de Pau, the fabulous Boulevard des Pyrenees and the (free) funicular railway connecting the lower and upper parts of the town.
Located on the Bay of Biscay, this luxurious seaside resort offers the opportunity of a day at the beach. About 2 hours by car from the chalet.
A member of the Plus Beaux Villages de France, this village comprises an 11th century cathedral, roman ruins, archaeological museum and town walls and can be reached in about an hour by car.
Castles and monuments
Ch�teau de Mauvezin
Originally built in 1607, this castle in the Baronnies Valley is just 20 minutes from the Chalet. Visit the restored museum, tour the Castle then picnic and relax in the castle grounds for the afternoon.
l'Abbaye de l'Escaladieu
This lovely Cistercian abbey was built in the 12th century and is a beautiful place to visit and wander around.
Pic du Midi
Europees highest observatory offering fantastic views of the mountains and plains is accessible by cable car from la Mongie. The summit visit also includes a museum and the site has a restaurant and gift shop.
Le Petit Train dArtouste
Europe's highest train takes you through the mountains to the Lac d'Artouste, providing stunning panoramas en route. The whole trip takes about 4 hours and costs around 20 euros per person.
Located above the town of Cauterets in the Pyrenees National Park, the Pont d'Espagne is one of the 'Grand Sites' of the Pyrenees. It is a protected area giving access to two major valleys with a series of walks which take in waterfalls, lakes and offer fantastic views.
Cirque de Gavarnie
A UNESCO world heritage site since 1997, the cirque is a high amphitheatre reaching 3248m at its highest point with a 400m waterfall which is the biggest in Europe. The nearby Cirque de Troumouse is also worth a visit as part of a full day trip.
The area is renowned for its network of caves, including:
Gouffre d'Esparros - This protected underground chasm boasts huge caves and rock formations made principally of aragonite. Guided tours are available with son et lumiere exhibitions, although visitor numbers are restricted. Open most of the year.
Grottes de Gargas
These prehistoric caves are world famous for their 27,000 year old cave art. Visitor numbers are limited to preserve the drawings. Open all year.
Grottes de Betharram
These beautiful caves were discovered in 1810 and contain a large variety of formations which are explored on-board by means of an underground barge and train. Open February to October.
Grottes de Medous
Near to Lourdes, this ancient cave system is partly explored by boat. Open April to October.
Donjon des Aigles
Visit the restored Chateau de Beaucens to see daily bird of prey and parrot displays. Open spring to September.
Tourmalet Botanical Gardens
Lovely gardens specialising in the varied and beautiful flora of the Pyrenees in a 1500m mountain setting. Open mid May to mid September.
Aquarium Tropical de Pierrefitte-Nestalas
Suitable for all the family, this aquarium contains over 240 species in 52 aquariums and is open all year round.
The local Jurancon wine was first granted its 'appellation controlee' in the 14th century. The area is situated to the southwest of Pau and there are numerous wine estates and cellars open for tasting. See www.vins-jurancon.fr
Take a day trip to Spain through the Aragnouet-Bielsa tunnel. Enjoy a beautiful scenic drive into the Ordesa National Park and visit the historic towns of Bielsa and Ainsa.
How to get there
Bagneres-de-Bigorre lies to the south of Tarbes, mid way along the A-64 autoroute between Toulouse and Biarritz. You can fly to Toulouse which is an easy 1.5 hours drive from Villa Tamerza, and which is served regularly by many international airlines, or you can also fly to Tarbes/Lourdes airport (about 20 minutes away from Villa Tamerza) or Pau airport (about 1 hour away), which are both regional airports with domestic flights from Paris.
Airport: Toulouse: 161.0 km
Railway: Lourdes: 23.0 km
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby