What to see, what to do during your holidays in Argelès-Gazost
Built at the foot of the mountains, at the gateway to the Pyrenees National Park, Argelès-Gazost is a commune in the Hautes-Pyrénées region with about 3,000 inhabitants and two rivers, the Gave de Pau and the Gave d'Azun. It is located near most of the major sites in the department: Lourdes, Cauterets Pont d'Espagne, Pic du Midi, Gavarnie, Luz-Saint-Sauveur and its famous ski resort, Luz Ardiden...
The Argelian city is very popular with nature lovers, hikers and cyclists (Aubisque pass, Soulor pass). It houses several remarkable buildings such as the Château d'Ourout, a listed historical monument, the Saint-Saturnin church, the Tour de Mendaigne and the Tour de Vieuzac. It has a superb animal park, a space for the protection and conservation of Pyrenean animals that evolve in semi-liberty.
The municipality of Argelès-Gazost is also frequented for its thermal baths. Summer tourism, winter tourism, thermal tourism: it is an ideal base for sports and curative stays. In addition to hiking and cycling, it offers several outdoor activities: rafting, canyoning, hydrospeed, climbing and paragliding in summer, skiing and snowshoeing in winter in Hautacam.
In a gentle mountain environment, Argelès-Gazost is a pleasant, easy and comfortable holiday destination, where you can enjoy all the charms of the Hautes-Pyrénées and especially the Grands Sites.
You will probably like it:
- Argelès-Gazost, a small comfortable spa town in a soft and open valley bottom environment
- The diversity of recreational activities offered to families
- The charming marked out stroll, leading from the Place de Saint-Savin to the Chapel of Notre-Dame de Piétat, set on its promontory
- The originality of the fauna and folly of the Regional Nature Reserve of the Pibeste Massif
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