The villa is located five kilometers from the town of Argeles-Gazost. Argeles-Gazost has a good selection of restaurants, pizzerias, creperies, cafes, and brasseries. While there are many leisure activities such as spas, horseback riding, tennis, biking, golf, swimming, and fishing, skiing is the main attraction during the winter. The Pyrenees are known for the great skiing hills and Argeles-Gazost has its own ski resort with many opportunities for both the experienced and the beginner. The town also has a cinema, theater, and animal park (Parc Animalier des Pyrenees). The town of Lourdes is only 13 kilometers away and is an famous historical site. Dating back to the 8th century, Lourdes is now the center of thousands of yearly pilgrimages of people who visit the Sanctuary of Lourdes, or the Domain as it is more commonly known, after a 14-year-old girl claimed to see a beautiful lady in the Grotto in the 1800's, who is believed to be the Blessed Virgin Mary. Many believe the spring waters possess healing powers, which is now a reason for their visits. For another interesting day trip, although further, be sure to visit Pau, with charming boutiques, cafes, and outdoor markets.
Nearby Attractions: Argeles-Gazost (skiing, restaurants, pizzerias, creperies, cafes, brasseries, spas, horseback riding, tennis, biking, golfing, swimming, fishing, cinema, theater, animal park), Lourdes (center of pilgrimages, magic spring waters), Pau (boutiques, cafes, markets).
Pau: 70 km/43 mi
Lourdes: 13 km/8 mi
Argeles-Gazost: 5 km/3 mi