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Tarbes, France

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Tarbes is found in the Hautes-Pyrénées department in the Midi-Pyrénées region of south-western France – it is reputed to be among the oldest towns of the south west.

When you stay in a Tarbes Holiday Cottage you’ll note that it is the gateway to the Pyrenees which lie to the south. There are attractive views of the snow-capped mountains from the town and the first Pyrenean ski resorts are about half an hour drive from Tarbes.To the south of Tarbes is the pilgrimage town of Lourdes and the border with Spain.

When you rent a holiday home in Tarbes, be sure to visit the Jardin Massey - a substantial (25 acres) park dating from the 19th century - and much as you might expect to find in 19th century England. The sprinkling of statues and monuments in the park, which also features many interesting species of trees, make for a pleasant exploration. There are also 14th century cloisters in the park, as well as remains of an abbey that once stood here.

Another park to take in when you stay in a Tarbes Holiday Gite is the Parc Bel Air - above all for its view of the mountains. Tarbes also enjoys a microclimate enabling palm trees to grow in the town centre - you will also notice a surprising number of fountains as you explore Tarbes. Most of these are from the 19th century heyday of the town.

Other sites of interest when you stay in self-catering accommodation in Tarbes include the Cathedral Notre Dame de la Sede and the small museum dedicated to wartime deportation and resistance in the region. There is also a museum dedicated to the Marshall Foch – a hero of the First World War, it is also a listed National Monument of France.

The Napoleonic Haras (horse breeding and training) centre also plays an important role in Tarbes - as it has for the last 200 years.

Just 17 kilometres away is beautiful, spiritual Lourdes, nestling in the foothills of the Pyrenean mountains. It’s the largest pilgrimage site in the world with over five million visitors each year.

The Gare de Tarbes railway station offers direct connections with Paris, Bordeaux, Toulouse, Bayonne and several regional destinations. The TGV runs a direct line to Tarbes from Paris.The A64 motorway connects Tarbes with Bayonne and Toulouse. Allow a full-day’s drive if you intend to drive from France’s northern ferry ports.  Tarbes is also served by the small Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrenees Airport – Ryanair flies into the airport form London, and BMI baby flies from Manchester.

The local climate is typical of a continental region: summer temperatures peak at around 28°C, and the area is mainly sunny all year round. In the winter temperatures drop considerably, but strong winds are rare.

 

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Villa Vue Mer 180 ° - Vue panoramique -8P

Villa Vue Mer 180 ° - Vue panoramique -8P

Weekly Rental: EUR 700 to EUR 3000

8 sleeps

Villa de 140 M2 vue Mer exceptionnelle sur les hauteurs - 8 Personnes Vous profiterez d’un panorama époustouflant et

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Set in wonderful French countryside this recently renovated farmhouse is a wonderful mixture of old and new which is

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House with Private Terrace and Garden Furniture in Bouches du Rhone - Aigue-Marine

House with Private Terrace and Garden Furniture in Bouches du Rhone - Aigue-Marine

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2 sleeps

Independent house, very bright and lit with its private terrace with garden furniture. Located in the countryside on the

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Lovely House with Pool and Private Terrace in Bouches du Rhone, Eyragues - Reverie

Lovely House with Pool and Private Terrace in Bouches du Rhone, Eyragues - Reverie

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Independent house, very bright and spacious with its private terrace with garden furniture. Located in the countryside

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4 Bedroom House with Private Swimming Pool & views in Caylus - La Detente

4 Bedroom House with Private Swimming Pool & views in Caylus - La Detente

Weekly Rental: GBP 550 to GBP 1650

8 sleeps

Set in private (gated) grounds with mature landscaped gardens & spectacular elevated views across the valley. A short

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Delightful 5 Star Self Catering Holiday Home near Villedieu Les Poeles, Normandy. We look forward to welcoming you soon!

We are pleased to currently be able to offer all our guests 10% off our standard weekly listing prices for 2022. Please

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Late booking offer 15% discount

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