Nestled in the the valley of the Bastan is the quaint village of Barèges. This is where you will find our traditional Pyrenean style guest house built in the Napoleonic era. Barèges offers an excellent location for spring, summer, autumn and winter activity holidays for the whole family.
For the warmer months...
Situated on the former Route nationale 618 on the western side of the Col du Tourmalet, cyclists have 7 Tour de France climbs (Soulor, Aubisque, Borderes, Cambasque, Luz Ardiden, Tourmalet & Hautacam) right on our door step.
The GR 10 is a French hiking trail that runs the length of the Pyrenees Mountains and runs roughly parallel to the French–Spanish border, passing just above Barèges. Les Sorbiers offers walkers and trail runners a chance to put their feet up and enjoy a night of luxury before continuing on their rustic adventures.
Home to the largest ski domain in the French Pyrenees, the Grand Tourmalet ski station (Barèges-La Mongie) offers
61 pistes, extending over more than 100km, culminating in an altitude of over 2,500 meters, suitable for amateurs or the most experienced skier. There are 33 lifts connecting the Barèges - La Mongie domains. The free ski shuttle stops outside Les Sorbiers every 15-20 minutes in season and its only a 4km distance with direct access to the slopes!
We are a South African family that moved from Johannesburg to France in 2019, our vision was to be part of nature and enjoy a slower pace of life with all the fun filled out door activities in the Pyrenees mountains. Brendan had dreamed of moving to France since the early 90's when he backpacked through parts of Europe. Once we were married we agreed on a 5 year plan to move to France. An agreement between Brendan and Mary was made ... as long as we had winter trade, Mary would agree to move to France - and so the hunt for the perfect guest house in the ski regions of France began! The 5 year plan turned into 7 years, but we made it! Brendan began learning French in 2012 . In 2013 our son, Daniel, was born and at the age of 3 we enrolled him in the French School in Johannesburg - he has fully immersed himself in the French school here in Barèges and speaks fluent French and English!
We love our sometimes busy, sometimes quiet mountain life - so ,if you are looking for a tranquil or activity filled holiday, summer or winter, in a magnificent setting, join us in the Pyrenees mountains!
Brendan, Mary and Daniel
AVAILABILITY & ROOMS
Room rate includes a delicious breakfast of eggs, meat, cheese, pastries and fruit salad accompanied by English/Fusion teas, coffee or hot chocolate
Tea & Coffee
Tea and coffee available 24/7
free of charge and easily available in the lounge
A full 3 course meal is prepared on certain days of the week- enquire directly with us for pricing and reservations.
Vegetarian and Vegan options available on request, in advance, at time of booking
Free unlimited Wifi
Our lounge has a television with Canal +, Netflix, Disney+ etc.
We have a small bar for pre-dinner apero.
THINGS TO DO
Contact us for detailed itineraries for cycle tours around the famous Col's of the Tour de France
Situated in a Napoleonic era setting, the towns and hallows around the French Pyrenees offer a wealth of Historical data and architecture, including the Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes, or the Domain, a major Catholic pilgrimage site
Situated in the largest ski resort in the French Pyrenees - the cosy town of Barèges offers a wide selection of Piste and Off -piste skiing , snow boarding and snow shoeing for beginners, amateurs and professionals
Within walking distance of Les Sorbiers are the Thermal Baths where you can soak up the natural healing waters of the Pyrenees mountains
Conveniently located on the GR10, Barèges and surrounds are interlinked with walks and hikes across the French Pyrenees - including walks to Glaciers and Mountain Lakes and various day walks in and around Bareges.
Guided tours are available throughout parts of the Pyrenees including Cirque de Gavarnie.
Donkey tours are also available for the youngsters
For the energetic and fit - the Pyrenees offers a wide selection of trail routes and races throughout the year. If this is your thing contact us for race calendars , but be warned, there are only uphills and downhills!
White water rafting
Aerial adventure parks
and great for Motorbike tours
Interested in taking a tour of the Gironde department for a taste of some of the best Bordeaux wines in France?
Chat to us and we'll help you organise it before or after your stay
For the Kiddies
With so much to do for the adults we can't leave out the little ones...
Kiddies Holiday Club (February, July & August)
Toboggan - Hautacam
Parc Animalier - Argeles-Gazost
Pic du Midi - La Mongie
Le Funiculaire du Pic du Jer - Lourdes
and so much more...
"Mary and Brendon are charming, welcoming and very attentive to the well-being of their guests. My room was immaculately kept, the bedding of excellent quality, the bathroom impeccably clean... and the breakfast "
13 Route de Labatsus, Barèges, 65120
Tel: + 33 5 62 96 77 40 / + 33 7 80 54 36 92 / + 33 7 80 41 57 71