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is an extremely popular winter holiday destination, particularly for those
looking to visit one of Europe’s best skiing destinations.
is home to many delightful mountain villages, with idyllic settings that
are sure to entice anyone. The villages have a fantastic atmosphere and
street side cafés that offer the perfect break from skiing.
great Pyrenees towns well worth visiting include Foix, Lourdes and Sentein.
Foix is south of Toulouse and boasts a superb castle (chateau), which sits
atop a rocky outcrop, offering stunning views of the surrounding landscape.
is a well renowned place of pilgrimage and sits in the shadow of the Pyrenees.
It is a significant area to visit, with around four million pilgrims flocking
here each year since Bernadette Soubrious had a vision of the Virgin Mary.
is a small-fortified mountain village which is beautifully situated in
the Biros valley. For lovers of the outdoors, Sentein offers a great range
of short or long walks in some of the Pyrenees’ most stunning areas.
Pyrenees are the perfect location for those looking for an active holiday.
Both skiing and walking are common in the area, with the glorious scenery
offering something for everyone to enjoy.
levels of the Pyrenees contain meadows, mixed woodland and the idyllic
villages of the Pays Toy. To enter the National Park and the superb Néouvielle
region you need to head south, where you are greeted by around one hundred
lakes. The same footpath also passes Barèges and Saint-Jean-de-Luz
for those looking to enjoy a longer trip.
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is also a great destination for those looking for fantastic skiing facilities.
It is a traditional Napoleonic spa village and contains the largest ski
area in the Pyrenees. This is part of the Domaine du Tourmalet ski region
and has over 100kms of runs, rivalling the largest Alpine resorts. These
resorts offer great skiing for all abilities, covering beginner, intermediate
and advanced levels.
you need to enjoy a skiing holiday in France is a good pair of snow boots
and a sense of adventure, with the resorts ensuring there is something
to keep everyone entertained.
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you are a first time skier, then you may be unsure over what you need.
There is a vast selection of ski equipment available, covering everything
from jackets to the skis themselves.
most important thing to remember is that these items are an investment.
They are designed to offer you both comfort and protection, making it essential
that you purchase them before your trip. Ski poles, or stocks, and skis
are the most important items. Stocks should be long enough to reach your
waist and skis should be tailored to your specific needs. Look for items
which have straps to keep them on securely.
the equipment, a range of clothing should also be considered. Ski jackets
are important, not just for protection against the cold weather, but also
for the padding they contain to limit the damage caused by falls.
you have gloves, socks, goggles and ski trousers in addition to your ski
jacket to get the most out of the slopes. Boots should also be purchased
and should have a snug but unrestrictive fit.