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Thermal destination par excellence, Bagnères-de-Bigorre also has many other facets to discover. Nestled at the foot of the Pyrenees , and only thirty minutes from Tarbes , this charming, bustling historic town is the ideal summer and winter mountain destination , with its colorful market , street art festival , and surrounding nature perfect for outdoor sports and family outings .


Bagnères-de-Bigorre, a lively city all year round

If there is one day of the week when to visit Bagnères-de-Bigorre , it is undoubtedly Saturday morning , where the market , one of the most beautiful of the department, seizes the old city until 'to the smallest alleyways. Local and organic producers for many of them, artisans and textile sellers offer quality products , at very affordable prices . The market extends into the Halles , Baltard style architecture, where there are other breeders , bakers and market gardeners in the area. It opens all week (Monday, 8h to 13h - Tuesday to Friday, 8h to 13h and 16h to 19h - Saturday, 8h to 19h - Sunday, 8h to 13h) .


Our advice? Do like the locals: after your shopping, go taste fresh seafood in one of the stalls of fast food Les Halles . Here we enjoy standing with fingers, listening to the latest gossip in the region!


Fruit stalls market Bagnères-de-Bigorre

Fruit and vegetable stalls at Les Halles de Bagnères-de-Bigorre

Saturday morning market Bagnères-de-Bigorre

Saturday morning is the big gathering at Bagnères-de-Bigorre market

Seafood Bagnères-de-Bigorre

Seafood at the Halles de Bagnères-de-Bigorre


GOOD PLAN:
Every first weekend of August , the squares and gardens of Bagnères-de-Bigorre are transformed into scenes of entertainment to host the festival Weekend Street Arts . Jugglers , acrobats , clowns and musicians from all over France present us their crazy creations for the pleasure of young and old.


We take full view in Bagneres-de-Bigorre

Located at the foot of the Pyrenees mountains , just 30 minutes from the Mongie ski resort , Bagnères-de-Bigorre is an excellent starting point for activities in the countryside . In summer , for the more athletic, you can for example climb the pass of Tourmalet by bike , at 2115 meters above sea level . In winter , why not try a dog sled ride !


Whatever the season, do not leave without discovering Payolle site, in the valley of Campan . Its lake and its wide open spaces have earned it the nickname "Little Canada" ! And do not miss the highlight: the cable car ride to the Pic du Midi , overlooking the Pyrenees at 2876 meters above sea level . Watch out for the eyes!


Why not a spa treatment in Bagnères-de-Bigorre?

Bagneres-de-Bigorre and the spa , it is a long history since the Romans already exploited the hot springs of the city. Today, we come from all over the world to take care of the Grands Thermes . And they do well because the water that springs from the sources at a natural temperature of 50 ° C through two boreholes at nearly 200 meters deep, is loaded with trace elements such as sulfate , calcium and magnesium . They give it analgesic , antispasmodic and muscle relaxant properties that work wonders in rheumatology , stress , sleep disorders and respiratory tracts !

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The Great Baths of Bagnères-de-Bigorre

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Want to schedule a holiday in the area? Come and take a break at Camping Les Fruitiers , well located with plots in the middle of an orchard. Bring your tent, take a location for your camper or caravan or opt for the comfort of a rental! Nice view of the Pyrenees as soon as you wake up ...

Campign the fruiters

Lovers of unusual accommodation will try to experience the pleasure of sleeping almost under the stars at Perchoir des Pyrénées . Bubble, stone turrets, or cocoon tent, the accommodations are original, comfortable and you can even get a tasting basket to cocooner to the end, without moving!

The perch of the Pyrenees


Want to have fun with your family? Did you know that there is a very nice Golf Miniature in Bagnères-de-Bigorre ? It is not far from the Thermal Park, its 18 holes are arranged in 5000m2 of green space, waterfalls and rocks. And we can also play table tennis! To discover during your holidays!

Bagneres de Bigorre Golf


One last idea, for those who love thrills, we offer a baptism in paragliding, with Libre comme l'Air , a paragliding school a few kilometers from Bagneres, Beaudean.

Free like air


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Article written by Léa Dürr for the Guide Toulouse Pyrénées



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