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Best places to visit
Around Tarbes

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Are you planning a stay in Tarbes or looking for an idea for a weekend or an activity to do around Tarbes ?


There is no shortage of places to visit !


For nature lovers, culture buffs, animal lovers, adrenaline junkies or those who just want to feel good...

There is something for everyone and every age !


Whether you're alone, with your family, as a couple or with friends, you're bound to find something to do around Tarbes, to make your day even better before returning to the NEX HOTEL*** !


The unmissable places to visit
around Tarbes

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Pic du Midi
of Bigorre

Discover as a group or family, a magical and majestic place in summit of the Pyrenees.

Accessible to all by cable car, the Pic du Midi is part of Great Sites in Midi-Pyrenees to see absolutely if you pass in our beautiful region.

Mountain lovers, don't hesitate !

1 hour from the NEX HOTEL***

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Pyrenees Animal Park

The Animal Park of the Pyrenees welcomes you for a life-size adventure. Exceptional park hosting more than 500 animals and 120 species, it also offers you the possibility of sleeping on the spot or to become a day care-worker. Ideal to enhance your stay !

40 min from the NEX HOTEL***

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Neouvielle Nature Reserve

Here, many possibilities of hikes are available to you.

the Neouvielle Park is breathtaking in so many ways. Unique panoramas, abundant fauna and flora, an imposing and majestic massive, and more than 70 lakes in total... Néouvielle National Nature Reserve is a Pyrenean gem to explore.

1h45 from the NEX HOTEL***

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Place of pilgrimage coveted by thousands of visitors from all over the world each year, Lourdes no longer needs to be presented. Sanctuary, basilica, old town, grotto of the apparition of the Virgin Mary, castle... Discover Lourdes, a real must-have during your stay in Tarbes.

25 min from the NEX HOTEL***

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Betharram Caves

The Betharram Caves are the most beautiful in Europe and certainly the most curious to visit, located in two departments : you enter by the Pyrenees-Atlantiques and you come out by the Hautes-Pyrenees ! Inside, stalactites, stalagmites, ship and small train waiting for you !

45 min from the NEX HOTEL***

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Ski Resorts

By staying in Tarbes, you are close to most beautiful ski resorts in the Pyrenees ! 

Barèges, La Mongie, Saint Lary-Soulan, Tourmalet, Piau-Engaly, Luz-Ardiden, Peyragudes, Luz-Saint-Sauveur, Cauterets, Hautacam...

The Pyrenean snow awaits you, put on your skis !

1 hour from the NEX HOTEL***

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Aquensis & Bagnères

Unique spa center in the Hautes-Pyrenees, Aquensisis an architectural jewel where the body and the spirit abandon themselves without restraint...

Wood, Pyrenean marble and light are all natural elements that serve as a backdrop to this magnificent place of relaxation.

30 min from the NEX HOTEL***

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Cauterets & the Gaube Lake

Great hikes are waiting for you near Cauterets !

Explore the site of the Pont d'Espagne, his rivers and waterfalls overhung by fir trees, and climb in an hour on foot or by chairlift to the sublime Gaube Lake, one of the most beautiful lakes in the Pyrenees.

1 hour from the NEX HOTEL***

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The Haras of Tarbes

Listed as a historical monument, the Tarbes National Haras, inspired by century-old trees and the stables created in 1806 by Napoleon is the preserved domain of stallions housed in Empire architecture buildings. Every year, it hosts the famous festival called "Equestria".

5 min from the NEX HOTEL***

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The Gavarnie

Emblematic of the Pyrenees, the Gavarnie Circus houses the highest waterfall in Europe. Accessible to young and old, enjoy a beautiful hiking by the day, feasible at speed bumps for the kids ! 

Unesco World Heritage, discover without delay the majestic Gavarnie Circus !

1h20 from the NEX HOTEL***

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Winter like summer, Hautacam is a real playground for all lovers of sensations, young and old. Preserved nature, incredible panoramas,sports practices...

Get ready to experience exceptional moments in the heart of the Pyrenees !

1h from the NEX HOTEL***

The unmissable events
around Tarbes

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Equestrian festival

Internationally recognized, this festival dedicated to the magic of horses and the arts is to be experienced with the family, at the foot of the Pyrenees, in the exceptional setting of Haras de Tarbes.

5 min from the NEX HOTEL***


Every year around the 3rd week of July.

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Music festival
"le Pic d'Or"

The purpose of this festival is to help and support authors, composers, interpreters of texts in French and of all musical styles. Young talents perform on stage in front of a jury and a cheerful audience!

5 min from the NEX HOTEL***

Every year around the last weekend of May.


Jazz in

Every year, the famous Jazz In Marciac music festival has welcomed the biggest names in Jazz music for 45 years.


Norah Jones, Marcus Miller, Herbie Hancock, Nile Rodgers, Melody Gardot...

45min from the NEX HOTEL***

Every year around the last week of July / 1st week of August.

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of Tarbes

In the spirit of village festivals and the famous ferias of the South-West, the Tarbes festivals are a great friendly and good-natured meeting. 

5 min from the NEX HOTEL***

Every year around the 2nd or 3rd weekend of June.

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en Tango

This festival brings together for 9 days the great masters of Argentine Tango, dancers and musicians, from all over the world, and the general public.

5 min from the NEX HOTEL***


Every year around the 3rd week of August.

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There is so much to discover
Around Tarbes

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