Located just above the Parc National des Pyrenees in the southern part of France is the area of Tarbes. A Tarbes Area holiday is packed full with opportunities to enjoy this beautiful part of the country with many outdoor activities to indulge in. A Tarbes Area holiday rental house will provide all of the comforts of home with some spectacular countryside and mountain views from the window. Often described as the "Gateway to the Pyrenees" a Tarbes Area holiday is perfect for those looking for adventure and excitement to fill the days on their trip.
A multitude of activities await visitors who embark on a Tarbes Area holiday. Amongst others, visitors can indulge in outdoor pursuits such as hiking, walking, cycling, mountain biking, fishing, swimming, tennis, horse riding, golf, paragliding and roller blading. The spectacular countryside and mountain views also mean that a Tarbes Area holiday is perfect for those who love a spot of bird watching, nature watching, photography or painting. The actual town of Tarbes itself has some wonderful parks, including the 19th century Jardin Massey, and some great museums such as the Marshall Foch House Museum.
If you have enough energy left to leave your comfortable Tarbes Area holiday rental house then there are some wonderful towns and villages in the area just waiting to be explored. Approximately 40 minutes to the west of the town of Tarbes is the town of Pau. One of the main attractions of the town which is popular with visitors is the Chateau de Pau. This magnificent 14th century castle dominates almost a quarter of the town and was the birthplace of King Henry IV of France. The chateau was also used by Napoleon during the height of his reign and the gardens were attended by the famous Marie Antoinette in the 18th century.
If you are considering booking a fantastic Tarbes Area holiday rental house then you will be delighted to hear that you can expect to experience hot summers and warm winters. The warmest months of the year to have a Tarbes Area holiday are June, July and August when the daytime temperature climbs to an impressive 25°C. The cooler months of December and January see the daytime temperature fall to a comfortable 10°C. The annual rainfall amount for the area is 39 inches.
Travellers on a Tarbes Area holiday will likely arrive at Pau Airport (PUF) which is approximately 40 minutes away from the area. Airlines that offer cheap, frequent flights to the area include KLM, Air France and Ryanair. Passengers can depart from various UK airports such as Manchester (MAN), Stansted (STN), Edinburgh (EDI), Bristol (BRS) and London Heathrow (LHR).