Tour de France 2024: 6 ideas for visits to do between Pau and Saint-Lary-Soulan Pla d’Adet

Tour de France 2024: 6 ideas for visits to do between Pau and Saint-Lary-Soulan Pla d’Adet
Tour de France 2024: 6 ideas for visits to do between Pau and Saint-Lary-Soulan Pla d’Adet

THE Pyrenees-Atlantiques are ideally located between the ocean and the mountainsoffering nature enthusiasts, outdoor recreation enthusiasts and lovers of architectural heritage an abundance of discoveries and activities. The Hautes-Pyreneeslocated in the southwest of France, are a popular tourist destination for their natural beauty and rich cultural heritage. Nestled in the heart of the Pyrenees, this region offers breathtaking landscapes, from snow-capped peaks to lush green valleys.

Pau

In Paulife is peaceful with the majestic Pyrenees mountain range as a backdrop. This art of living has inspired many poets and writers:

Saint-Lary-Soulan Pla d’Adet

Saint-Lary-Soulanlocated in the Aure Valley on the Neste d’Aure River, combines the charm and traditions of a mountain village with the dynamism of a ski resort and the tranquility of a spa, while retaining the character of the Pyrenean terroir:

  • The statue of Raymond Poulidorerected in homage to the famous French cyclist, now stands at the top of Pla d’Adet;
  • Local cuisine is also in the spotlight with typical dishes such asPyrenean garburea soup of cabbage, vegetables and duck confit;
  • The Néouvielle National Nature Reserve is surrounded by high granite peaks exceeding 3,000 meters in altitude! It offers a romantic setting with its pine forests, lawns dotted with flowers and lakes.
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