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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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Ceret :: Mediterranean Coast of Catalonia

While I stayed in Ceret after my trek across France, I sketched near a group of visitors from California who painted en plain air all day, then ate and drank through the star-lit evenings.  My memorable visit was during early October after … Continue reading

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Topo Maps and Guides for Walking the Pyrénées and the Camino

Topographic maps and guides are on sale until June 30, 2012 through the online store run by the French Association for Hikers — Fédération Francaise de la Randonnée Pédestre. Pyrénées-Atlantiques  – Western region towards Atlantic Ocean Hautes-Pyrénées – High Pyrénées in the central … Continue reading

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