Quality Hotel Alliance Lourdes
9 Rue Louis Pomes
Phone: (33) 5 62949245
Fax: (33) 5 62911592
The state owned and run national equestrian center, Haras National de Tarbes breeds and trains some of the most majestic horses in the country. The center in Tarbes includes the training of some of the best show and sports horses of the region. The stud farm hosts a number of activities and sporting events that take place on the farm including show jumping, barrel racing and more. Amateur riders can also get involved in the center activities at a nominal fee. With the variety of events that take place here, Haras National de Tarbes is a must visit for all horse lovers.
The Pyrénées National Park located close to the mountain city of Cauterets is a favorite destination among hikers and climbers for its many beautiful nature and wildlife trails. It is a designated natural heritage park and forms a natural habitat for 70 animals species as well as different bird and plant species. It is sure to delight young children and wildlife enthusiasts as one can spot brown bears, antelopes, lynxes, bearded vultures, golden eagles and many other animals roaming around freely. A number of mountain huts are located in and around the park and provide delicious meals and accommodation to visitors.
Altiservice Artouste is a ski station in the tiny village of Laruns. The place is extremely popular with the French nationals and tourists alike, thus making Altiservice Artouste the Aspen of France. The station is visited often during the winter break when people of all ages drop by here with their toboggans and skis. This is also a place where beginners can try their luck out as this center also offers training in this fascinating winter sport. They also conduct skiing championships regularly. For further details do look up their website.