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ABOUT

 

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.

For winter...

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!

About us...

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  and is now nearly fluent. And 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

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OUR ROOMS

Room rate includes breakfast only, contact us directly for dinner pricing.

Please note during some peak holidays we require a minimum of a weeks booking.

 

Should you wish to book for a shorter stay please contact us directly to check for availability

Regrettably no pets allowed

 

OUR SERVICES

Breakfast

 

Room rate includes a delicious breakfast of eggs, meat, cheese, pastries and fruit salad  accompanied by English/Fusion Tea's, coffee or hot chocolate

Tea & Coffee

 

Tea and coffee available 24/7 

free of charge and easily available in the lounge

Dinners

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 Wifi

 

Free unlimited Wifi

Transfers

 

Airport Transfers from Lourdes & Pau Airports.

We supply booster and car chairs for little ones

GPS Walking Guide

 

At an additional daily charge you can hire our GPS to guide you on all the local mountain hikes and walks

 

GALLERY

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THINGS TO DO

Cycling Tour

 

Contact us for detailed itineraries for cycle tours around the famous Col's of the Tour de France

Cultural Sites

 

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

Skiing Holidays

 

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

Thermal Baths

 

Within walking distance of Les Sorbiers are the Thermal Baths where you can soak up the natural healing waters of the Pyrenees mountains

Walking Tours

 

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.

Horse Riding 

 

Guided tours are available throughout parts of the Pyrenees including Cirque de Gavarnie. 

Donkey tours are also available for the youngsters

Trail Runners 

 

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!

General Activities

 

Mountain biking

Abseiling

Bird-watching

Fly-fishing

Paragliding

White water rafting

Canyoning

Bungee-jumping

Kayaking

Ziplines

Aerial adventure parks

Mopeds

and great for Motorbike tours

Wine 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)

Animation

Cinnema

Waterparks

Toboggan - Hautacam

Parc Animalier - Argeles-Gazost

Pic du Midi - La Mongie

Le Funiculaire du Pic du Jer - Lourdes

Bike Park

Activity Parks

and so much more...

GUEST REVIEW

"A fantastic find in the mountains! Full of charm and owned by a wonderful family where nothing is too much trouble. Location is perfect, lots of parking closer by, in the middle of the town and only a few km to the nearest slopes. Breakfasts are magnificent!! highly recommend taking the evening dinner option, delicious, excellent value, homemade and flexible  (and fussy kids!)"

 

CONTACT US

13 Route de Labatsus, Barèges, 65120

Tel: + 33 5 62 96 77 40 /  + 33 07 80 54 36 92 / + 33 07 80 41 57 71

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