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Stories and Tips Pyrenees Mountains

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Tiny village with a history of two thousand years

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 12 Oct, 2011

Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges is a village near Saint Gaudens in the French Pyrenees. This tiny village has a lustrous history going back to the Roman times, when in 72 BC Pompey established a military camp here in order to defend the pass leading to the Spanish Aran…Read More

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Staying in the Refuges of the Carros de Foc Route

Written by ext212 on 24 Sep, 2006

The Carros de Foc trail connects nine refuges in and around the Aiguestortes National Park and Lake Sant Maurici on the Spanish side of the Pyrenees for all hiking enthusiasts to enjoy. The refuges are all very basic because most of them do not have…Read More

A Breath of Fresh Air

Written by shiraloo on 16 Jun, 2003

Imagine a village only the Hollywood set for Chocolat can duplicate. Charming, quaint and every other picturesque adjective can describe the off-the-beaten-track town tucked away in the Pyrenees Mountains. It was sheer happenstance that we turned off the road toward Girona, Spain (a town in…Read More

Lescun: General

Written by Andy Howell on 05 Oct, 2003

Lescun is a great place to start your exploration of the Pyrenees. Lescun is a small village nestled at the heart of the Cirque de Lescun -- quite literally you have a 360-degree panorama of wonderful mountains. It is an enchanting place. There's not…Read More

Getting from Pau to Lescun & the Vallee d'Asp

Written by Andy Howell on 05 Oct, 2003

From Pau you take a train to Oloron Ste Marie and then a connecting bus through the valley, which stops at Bedous, Etsuat, Urdos, and Canfranc on the Spanish border. It would seem that most first-time visitors aimed to use Lescun as their first main walking…Read More

Lesun: Campsite

Written by Andy Howell on 05 Oct, 2003

The Camping de Lauzart is a couple of kilometres outside of Lescun, on the other side of a small valley. We spent 5 evenings here and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it. Possibly one of the best located campsites I have ever seen. This is a…Read More

Arriving at Pau Airport

Written by Andy Howell on 05 Oct, 2003

Pau Pyrenees airport is a great gateway to the Haute (or high) Pyrenees. The Ryanair London Stanstead/Pau flight gets in at about 2pm. All of the major car hire companies are here but this is an area where you can rely on public transport; trains…Read More

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Only four days and so much to do

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 12 Oct, 2011

Lower than the Alps but higher than even the highest of the Carpathians, Pyrenees stretch for over 400km between France and Spain, dotted with villages and crossed with passes, but at the highest points raising to over 3,000m above the sea level. Our gite is…Read More

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