Tarbes tourism and travel guide

Photo of Tarbes in Hautes-Pyrenees

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

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.

Tarbes is situated in the Hautes-Pyrenees department and Midi-Pyrenees region (now part of the Occitanie region), in the south-west of France - it is the prefecture (capital) of the Hautes-Pyrenees department (general information: Tarbes is 647 kilometres from Paris).

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!


... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Hautes-Pyrenees

Map of places to visit near Tarbes

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)

More information about Tarbes, Midi-Pyrenees

Tourist attractions near Tarbes, France

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)

Geography and distances

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