Tag Archives: Hautes-Pyrénées

La Guerre des Demoiselles

One Saturday during the walk, I chatted with a local man who noticed me painting the mountain range to the west. He was running errands in a 4×4 with two Huskies in the rear and I was installed on a … Continue reading

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Cave Paintings

The Ariege region of the Pyrenees is riddled with caves.  Presumably many of them contain artifacts, fragments and possibly, paintings. Nature journal reports the 1933 discovery of a magnificent horse drawn and colored on a cave wall.  “The cave, to … Continue reading

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Pyrénées Spas

Since the dawn of European tourism, the lure of enjoying spa waters at Cauterets, Barbazan and other Pyrenees mountain towns attracted visitors from Paris and beyond. Bagnères-de-Bigorre, was made famous by Victorian travelers in search of diversion, healing waters and … Continue reading

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Lac d’Estom :: Hautes-Pyrénées

Consider pursuing this day hike from Cauterets along the Vallée de Lutour to Lac d’Estom. I was staying in Cauterets for a few days in late September.  Despite a drizzle,  I dressed in hiking shorts with  a fleece top and … Continue reading

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