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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 . 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






Our room rate includes your breakfast. 


Contact us directly for dinner pricing.

Please note during some peak holidays we require a minimum of 3 nights booking.

For 2 night bookings, in peak seasons refer to room Col du Tourmalet and contact us directly.

Regrettably no pets allowed





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 Wifi


Free unlimited Wifi

Our lounge


Our lounge has a television with Canal +, Netflix, Disney+ etc.

We have a small bar for pre-dinner apero.





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





White water rafting





Aerial adventure parks


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)




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...


"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

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