Self catering holidays
The bravest will attempt the steep climb to the summit of Pla d'Adet on foot. If you don't fancy the climb, you can still get to the top, thanks to the Pic Lumiere cable car, which takes visitors to an altitude of 1,700m.
During your trip, you can enjoy the scenery around this resort in the Pyrenees from the panoramic cabins. Once at your destination, why not take the opportunity to try your first paragliding flight?
A beauty and well-being centre, Sensoria Beauté, located in the Thermes de Saint Larry, offers a wide range of facials and body treatments. Open since 1988, Sensoria is
a Zen and designer space that focuses on the healing properties of the thermal springs in the Pyrenees Mountains. There is also a spa centre where you can swim in the canyons between the waterfalls, geysers, whirlpools and underwater jets.
The hotel also features a fitness centre.
Le P'tit d'Ens was the nickname given to Francis Porte, breeder and cheese maker in Vallée d'Aure, by his grandmother. He took over the work of his uncle and created the cheese dairy of the same name, in the small mountain village of Ens.
Today he has several hundred goats, on land cultivated with care. Here, you can taste 3 types of cheese: tome de brebis, blue, and ... P'tit d'Ens, of course (a soft cheese)! You can buy products from the farm at the end of the day, or meet the producer at the region’s different local markets.
The Vielle-Aure Mining Museum is a unique site in the Pyrenees and an important place for French mineralogy. In this place full of memories, you can discover: an ancient mining site for manganese extraction with preserved and landscaped exteriors, and an authentic mountain mine that’s been reconstructed with a sound and light trail with commentary in French, English and Spanish. The museum covers geology, mineralogy and history through a large collection of objects and documents.
Blessed with naturally warm water that's rich in trace elements flowing from above the Bains de Saoussas, Balnéa thermal baths has a threefold purpose, inspired by three different civilisations.
You can bathe Roman style, plunging into a hot pool, a cold pool and a warm pool in turn, with water jets and hydromassage available.
In the Amerindian space, you can have fun swimming against the current, splashing in the geyser or the waterfall.
Finally, in the Tibetan area, soothe your body and mind with tailor-made treatments.