A variety of leisure facilities are available in Argelès among which swimming pools, a cinema and a casino.



Various activities are possible in the surroundings of the guest house: Why not discover the local fauna at the Parc animalier des Pyrénées (the Pyrenees animal park) or the Donjon des aigles (the eagles' keep in Beaucens)? Or you may prefer to have a journey to the depth of the mountain at the Betharram caves.


The Lourdes-Tarbes-Pau triangle will satisfy the visitors thirsting for urban surroundings.


A variety of mountain trails like the GR10 are accessible to hikers of all levels. The area can boast the presence of sites classed in the Unesco World Heritage list like the Cirque de Gavarnie and the well-known Brèche de Roland (Roland’s gap), the Mont Perdu (the Lost Mount) or outstanding sites such as the Pic du Midi (Midday’s Peak). The lac d’Estaing (Estaing lake) in the Val d’Azun, the Pibeste (Pibeste peak) and its unique natural reserve, The Néouvielle (Néouvielle region) and its 80 lakes or else the Pont d’Espagne (Spain’s bridge) and its cascades. All will make nature lovers happy.


With its 5 downhill skiing resorts, Cauterets, Hautacam, Gavarnie-Gèdre, Luz Ardiden and the Domaine du Grand Tourmalet (Barèges-La Mongie), the region of the Vallées des gaves (the mountain streams valleys) is quite rich. The cross country skiing trails of the Hautacam, of the Pont d’Espagne, of Couraduque-Col du Soulor and various possibilities to hike with snow rackets will satisfy lover of wild expanses and peace.


And there are so many routes for cyclists! From the mythical ascents of the Aubisque and Tourmalet (Aubisque and Tourmalet Passes) to those less known of the Soulor Pass and of the Aspin Pass you are here in the realm of climbers in which all the greatest champions of the Tour de France compete with one another. Those who had rather leave the tarmac will be happy too with more than 1160km of FFC VTT approved mountain bike trails of all levels. For those sports lovers looking for adventure the Gave (the river that flows through Argelès)is an excellent playground for all sorts of white water sports including kayaking, rafting and hydrospeed. And why not spend some time at the high rope adventure course or go paragliding at the Hautacam or in the Val d’Azun ?


The spas of the Vallées des Gaves (the Gaves Valleys) keep the traditional Pyrenean well-being alive, thanks to completely renewed facilities giving access to firts-class hydrotherapeutic cures, keep-fit stays and thermoludism. Argelès-Gazost, Beaucens, Luz-Saint-Sauveur, Cauterets and Barèges all have such facilities.