The yellow jersey of the Tour de France has often been decided during the climbs of the Pyrenees mountain passes. This mountain chain, a natural border between France and Spain, is a beautiful scenic area with a variety of harsh contrast landscapes. It is a fantastic ski destination in winter and spa/resort destination at all seasons. The mountains are much lower than the Alpes, but just as steep if not steeper at times! You travel from Argelès Gazost at the foot of Col d'Aubisque, Hautacam and Toumalet to Foix via Saint Girons and Luchon.
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Day : 1, 2, 3
Argeles-Gazost, city of Pyrenees National Park, is the ideal starting point to discover most important attractions (Gavarnie, Cauterets, mystic mountain pass roads, Pyrenees Animal Park, Eagles' Dungeon...). It offer easy access to winter sports at main resorts like Cauterets, Luz-Ardiden, Barèges-la Mongie, and resorts for families such as Hautacam or to Nordic ski resort Val d'Azun or to feel peace before praying in Lourdes. Our chef, Pierre PUCHEU invites you to share his passion for Pyrenees in his restaurant Le Casaou. Using fresh market produce, he offers a delightful, gourmet, and amazing experience with moderate price.
Day : 4
The hotel is located in the heart of the famous spa-resort Bageres de Luchon, opposite the chusrc and within easy walking distance from the Allees d Etigny, the "champs Elysees" of Luchon
Day : 5
Hotel: Whether single, double or family suite, all our rooms are different. Decorated with antique furniture with the patina of history, they recall the ambience of family homes of yesteryear. Bathroom, television and free WiFi in all rooms. Animals welcome. Restaurant : Refinement, simplicity and taste meet in the chef's creations, whether for the fixed-price menus or "à la carte". Other than the fish which doesn't come from our Ariège mountains, our kitchen staff works with only the best fresh, local products. And wine lovers will be delighted with Michel Bordeau's fine cellar.
Day : 6
The Lons family have been running this Logis de France with loving care for over half a century. A former coaching inn, nestled in the heart of the Cité Comtale, it is only a five minutes walk from the Castle of Foix, the historic fortress reminiscent of the influence of such noble men as the Earl of Foix, Raymond Roger, Gaston Phoebus, or Henri de Navarre. A toll-free WiFi connection is available. At the back, the river Ariege gently flows into the Toulouse plains, overlooked by the Pech, where the Cathar path arrives. In the front, the Place Dutilh, formerly the Market square, unspoiled, with its old fountain and sixteenth and seventeenth century houses. Every morning, from 7 to 10 a.m., a buffet breakfast is waiting for you on the restaurant veranda. At the Reception desk, Sandrine or Jean-Baptiste will welcome you and answer all your enquiries, requests for touristic informations, bookings, taxi or hiring transport