BARTOLI, LE DESSIN POUR MEMOIRE
Welcome to Barèges, at the foot of the mythical Col du Tourmalet, which has kept all the charm and authenticity of a Pyrenean village , tucked away at height of 1250 metres. Relaxation, sport and spaon the menu here... a real back to basics.
Skiers can hit the slopes of the largest ski area in the French Pyrenees with more than one hundred kilometres of skiing. Beginners are well catered for (a covered magic carpet lift) as are freeride enthusiasts: : we warn you, the Pic du Midi descent is an incomparable experience! Comfortably seated in your dog sled, you will traverse the snowy slopes of the Plateau du Lienz; ; unless you prefer to discover the area on a piste basher or a snow mobile.
Whether it is snowshoeing amongst the pines or a two day ski touring trip and an overnight in a mountain refuge, the Barèges Valley can be discovered in many different ways. A visit of the Pic du Midi at a height of 2,877m is one of the highlights of any holiday, where the view of the Pyrenees is simply magical!
And to keep everyone happy, head for Cieléo, the wellness centre with naturally hot thermal waters where massage jets and bubble baths are sure to offer maximum relaxation.
To soak up more of this Pyrenean spirit, head for the small villages that line the Bastan River.
Accessible by car or on foot on the refurbished old roads they offer a sunny and beautiful view of the valley.
Their cobbled streets and their local churches are definitely worth a visit!