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Tarbes tourism and travel guide

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Visit Tarbes: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: The substantial gardens of Jardin Massey are the main place of interest in the centre of Tarbes

Tarbes is situated in the Hautes-Pyrenees department and Occitanie region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Tarbes. For detailed visitor information see the Tarbes travel guide.

Tourist classifications for Tarbes include "national monument" and "ville fleurie 4*".

Popular places to visit nearby include Maubourguet at 24 km and Saint-Savin at 33 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Tarbes, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Tarbes in Occitanie.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

Lourdes

Lourdes

at 19 km (direction south-south-west)

Lourdes is of course very famous as a pilgrimage...

See Lourdes guide
Maubourguet

Maubourguet

at 24 km (direction south-south-west)

Maubourguet makes every effort to hide its impressive monuments but...

See Maubourguet guide
Saint-Savin

Saint-Savin

at 33 km (direction south-south-west)

It is the abbey church in Saint-Savin, and the surrounding countryside,...

See Saint-Savin guide
Pau

Pau

at 36 km (direction west), in the Pyrenees-Atlantiques department

The large town of Pau is well known for the views from...

See Pau guide
 
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Chateau de Pau

Chateau de Pau

Castle at 36 km (direction west), in the Pyrenees-Atlantiques department

The Chateau de Pau is an impressive combination of the renaissance...

See Chateau de Pau guide
Col du Tourmalet

Col du Tourmalet

Scenery at 39 km (direction south-south-east)

The Col du Tourmalet is a mountain pass in the Pyrenees,...

See Col du Tourmalet guide
Col d'Aspin

Col d'Aspin

Scenery at 40 km (direction south-east)

The Col d'Aspin is an important mountain pass in the west...

See Col d'Aspin guide
Mont d'Astarac

Mont d'Astarac

at 41 km (direction east), in the Gers department

The frescoes in the village church are the highlight of your...

See Mont d'Astarac guide
Luz-Saint-Sauveur

Luz-Saint-Sauveur

at 43 km (direction south-south-west)

The pleasant town of Luz-Saint-Sauveur is well placed to explore some...

See Luz-Saint-Sauveur guide
Arreau

Arreau

at 45 km (direction south-east)

Deep in the Pyrenees on a small river, Arreau...

See Arreau guide
Col d'Aubisque

Col d'Aubisque

Scenery at 45 km (direction west-south-west), in the Pyrenees-Atlantiques department

The Col d'Aubisque is a beautiful mountain pass with views of...

See Col d'Aubisque guide
Gourette

Gourette

at 46 km (direction south-west), in the Pyrenees-Atlantiques department

Gourette s a small ski station on the route to...

See Gourette guide
Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges

Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges

Most Beautiful Village at 48 km (direction east-south-east), in the Haute-Garonne department

2000 years ago the town of Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges had 10000...

See Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges guide
Valcabrere

Valcabrere

at 49 km (direction east-south-east), in the Haute-Garonne department

Valcabrere deserves a visit because of the very lovely roman...

See Valcabrere guide

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Map of places to visit near Tarbes

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Markets in and near Tarbes

Market days in Tarbes: weekly market: Thursday all day;

  • Tarbes: market Thursday all day (0km)
  • Vic-en-Bigorre: market Saturday all day (14km)
  • Rabastens-de-Bigorre: market Monday (16km)
  • Lourdes: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday all day & Saturday all day & Monday & Friday (20km)
  • Bagneres-de-Bigorre: market Saturday all day (22km)
  • Marciac: market Wednesday (31km)
  • Pau: market every day except Sunday (36km)
  • Gan: market Wednesday (37km)
  • Plaisance: market Thursday (40km)
  • Mirande: market Monday (40km)

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Tourist attractions near Tarbes, France

What to do at Tarbes? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Tarbes.

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin Massey (2km)
  • Jardin de la poterie Hillen (43km)
  • Jardins du château de Viven (43km)
  • Jardin du château de Momas (47km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grottes de Médous (25km)
  • Grottes de Betharram (27km)
  • Gouffre d'Esparros (32km)
  • Col du Tourmalet (39km)
  • Cirque du Litor (44km)
  • Cirque du Lys (45km)
  • Col d'Aubisque (45km)
  • Pont d'Espagne (48km)
  • Vallée d'Ossau (50km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo d'Asson (31km)
 
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Geography and distances

Tarbes is in the south-west of France - it is the prefecture (capital) of the Hautes-Pyrenees department (general information: Tarbes is 647 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Tarbes

Canton: Tarbes

Arrondissement: Tarbes

Department: Hautes-Pyrenees

Region: Midi-Pyrenees

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 65000

Distance to Tarbes

from Tarbes (prefecture): 3 km

from Paris: 647 km

from Calais: 866 km

from Nice: 583 km

from Bordeaux: 184 km

from Strasbourg: 838 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Tarbes from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 20 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aureilhan, Aurensan, Bazet, Borderes-sur-l'Echez, Boulin, Bours, Chis, Dours, Ibos, Juillan, Laloubere, Lizos, Odos, Oleac-Debat, Orleix, Oursbelille, Sabalos, Sarrouilles, Semeac and Soues.

This page in French: Visiter Tarbes

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