Your hol: Pyrenees
This beautiful, mountainous region of France is stunning, no matter what time of year you visit!
1 See amazing views Take the Funicular du Pic du Jer for beautiful views from 1,000m. At the top, walk to the observatory for an even bigger view of the Pyrenean chain. 2 Go for a walk The Cirque de Gavarnie is an hour’s easy walk or stroll along the river from Gavarnie village to the foot of the immense UNESCOlisted box canyon (the ‘cirque’) with its stunning snowy peaks and beautiful waterfalls. 3 Get moving Attention adrenaline junkies! Take a Trotti scooter or fatbike for the two-and-a-halfhour ride from Luz Ardiden down to the valley – the GR 10 trail is suitable for children from age 9. Or take to the grassy slopes on a summer sledge! 4 Visit Lourdes The Grotto of Massabielle is the cave where, in 1858, the Virgin Mary appeared to 14-year-old Bernadette Soubirous – now Saint Bernadette. She followed the Virgin’s instructions to uncover the miraculous famed, healing spring. Be warned, it gets very busy! 5 Enjoy animal magic Visit the Pyrenean Animal Park, voted best in France last year, and visit The Eagles’ Tower, a fantastic birds-of-prey show in the fortress at Beaucens. 6 Stay somewhere fab Sunelia Les Trois Vallees resort has a fabulous 2,000m water park and great valuefor-money accommodation, from camping to designerarchitect lodges.