Hautes-Pyrenees places to visit and attractions

Below you can explore some of the most popular highlights and places of interest in the Hautes-Pyrenees department of the Midi-Pyrenees region. See also our detailed Hautes-Pyrenees guide.

Hautes-Pyrenees sightseeing and tourist information

photo of Arreau


Deep in the Pyrenees on a small river, Arreau is a delightful small town to explore [...]

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photo of Col du Tourmalet

Col du Tourmalet

The Col du Tourmalet is a mountain pass in the Pyrenees, famous because the Tour de France passes here very often [...]

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photo of Gavarnie


The natural highlight of the Cirque de Gavarnie, a great circular cliff, is one of the most scenic places in the Py [...]

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photo of Lourdes


Lourdes is of course very famous as a pilgrimage centre which attracts millions of pilgrims and visitors each year [...]

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photo of Luz-Saint-Sauveur


The pleasnt town of Luz-Saint-Sauveur is well placed to explore some lovely Pyreneean mountain scenery [...]

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photo of Maubourguet


Maubourguet makes every effort to hide its impressive monuments but take the time to explore the narrow streets and [...]

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photo of Mont Perdu

Mont Perdu

Mont-Perdu is a natural highlight on the border between France and Spain near Gavarnie [...]

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photo of Pyrenees National Parc

Pyrenees National Parc

The Pyrenees National Parc contains a great deal of the most beatiful mountain scenery in France [...]

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photo of Saint-Savin


It is the abbey church in Saint-Savin, and the surrounding countryside, that make a visit recommended [...]

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photo of Tarbes


The substantial gardens of Jardin Massey are the main place of interest in the centre of Tarbes [...]

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For more information about the department see the detailed Hautes-Pyrenees travel guide


Market towns & days in Hautes-Pyrenees

all markets in morning unless otherwise stated

Arreau: Thursday all day
Bagneres-de-Bigorre: Saturday all day
Lourdes: Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday all day & Saturday all day & Monday & Friday
Loures-Barousse: Friday
Luz-Saint-Sauveur: Monday
Rabastens-de-Bigorre: Monday
Saint-Lary-Soulan: Saturday
Tarbes: Thursday all day
Vic-en-Bigorre: Saturday all day

Selected tourist attractions in the Hautes-Pyrenees department

The following sites have received official "tourist classifications"...

4* Towns in Bloom

Tarbes: Tourist guide

Sites of Natural Beauty

Cirque d'Estaubés

Cirque de Troumouse

Col du Tourmalet

Gouffre d'Esparros

Grottes de Betharram

Grottes de Médous

Listed 'Remarkable Gardens'

Jardin de la poterie Hillen

Jardin Massey

National Monuments

Marshall Foch house

UNESCO world heritage sites

Aragnouet chapelle des templiers (monuments on French pilgrim routes)

Gavarnie église St Jean Baptiste (monuments on French pilgrim routes): Tourist guide

Jézeau église Saint-Laurent (monuments on French pilgrim routes)

Mont Perdu: Tourist guide

Ourdis-Cotdoussan église St Jacques (monuments on French pilgrim routes)

Grand Sites of France

Cirque de Gavarnie