Quality Hotel Alliance Lourdes
9 Rue Louis Pomes
Phone: (33) 5 62 94 92 45
Fax: (33) 5 62 91 15 92
9 Rue Louis Pomes, Lourdes, FR, 65100
- Phone: (33) 5 62 94 92 45
- Fax: (33) 5 62 91 15 92
Adorning the center of the city, Eglise Saint-Barthélémy exudes its charm to bewitch the city with its magical spiritual hue. A stone structure, the church can be visited for its wonderful construction and intricate altar in the interiors. The prayer services and the choir renditions find mass congregations and are ideal for some intermingling with the locals. A must visit for spiritual seeker and a history buff.
Its name alone conjures up images of steep altitudes, as this path one of the highest roads in the Pyrénées. Col du Tourmalet (literally translated to “mountain pass of Tourmalet”) is a mountain path whose climb is notorious for Tour de France competitors. At heights of 2,115 meters (almost 7,000 feet), the Col du Tourmalet was chosen as a stage town for the first time in 1910 and then again in 2010, a century later. Tour de France cyclist Octav Lapize won the Tour in 1910 and is remembered for overcoming this feat in particular, as he publicly cursed the Tour officials during his ascent for having chosen this perilous path. For those who dare make the climb, depending on which direction one is coming from a 17-19 kilometer (10.5-12 mile) ascension awaits.
Gourette is a winter sports resort in Eaux-Bonnes commune of French Pyrenees which offers one of the largest skiing areas in the Pyrenean chain. The resort comprises more than 20 bars and restaurants and is famous as a center for spa activity which started in 19th century. This infrastructural marvel, at an altitude of more than 1400 meters, also facilitates other sports like snowboarding, hiking, mountaineering and also for activities like family outings and thematic walks. During summer tourists visit the Gourette to view the scenic beauty the valley of the Gave d'Ossau offers. It is an ideal place for adventure sports lovers and families alike.