Pyrenees - Ski Vacations
From Pyrenees - Ski, Marseille is 300 miles (483 kilometers) to the east from here and Bilbao, Spain is 120 miles (193 kilometers) to the west.
Here in Pyrenees - Ski, there are many picturesque protected reserves that are well worth hiking through. Those with limited time should check out Pyrenees National Park or Pic du Midi de Bigorre, two of the most popular. Also try to visit Col de Peyresourde and Pyrenees National Park, if you have the time to see more of the city’s rich biological habitats.
While in Pyrenees - Ski, visit one of its many ski areas if you are keen to try some wintersports. Gourette Ski Resort or Hautacam Ski Resort are two of the more popular in Pyrenees - Ski. If you can’t get enough of wintersports, also check out Ax 3 Domaines Ski Resort and Bolquere-Pyrenees 2000 Ski Resort.
The Pyrenees - Ski area is rich in places of worship, so don’t miss the chance to enjoy the many sites on offer. People from all backgrounds are delighted when they see the façades and interiors of the Mirepoix Cathedral and the Chapelle de Pene-Taillade. The Saint-Just Cathedral and the Chapelle de Pene-Taillade are two other picturesque places of worship here.
Standing on strategic locations in the region are a few impressive ancient watchtowers and castles. Admire the strong outer defenses or walk into the spaces that once symbolized the ruler’s power at the Chateau de Foix, the Chateau de Queribus and the Aurignac Castle.
The city is home to a range of terrific courses that are worth checking out if you are into playing golf. Organize a visit to Bigorre Golf Club or Golf Club de L'Ariege. If you're in the region for a while, it’s also worth checking out the fairways at the Luchon Golf Club.
During your stay in Pyrenees - Ski, explore some of its historic sites to get an understanding of the events of times gone by. Spend an afternoon at the Grotte de Niaux, the Grotte de la Vache and the Cave of Aurignac, which are some of the more photographed heritage sites in the region.
After exploring all the major attractions on the Pyrenees - Ski tourist map, spend a little time at these four hidden gems. The Maison des Consuls, The Cadeac Watchtower, the St-Girons Pont-Vieux and the Church of St Pierre aux Liens worth visiting if you have an extra day or two up your sleeve.