Welcome to the website of the Tourist Office for the Pays de Trie and Magnoac in South West France in the « departement » of « Les Hautes-Pyrénées ». This region of southern Gascony is an area full of contrast, wooded hillsides and fertile valleys, pittoresque villages and uspoilt countryside. It has an authentic and privileged location with the warmth and charms of Gascony to the north and the pleasant climate of Bigorre, all against the dramatic backdrop of the Pyrénees to the south.
|Country trails – nature – lakes – outdoor activities
Over 100 kms of signposted country trails suitable for pedestrians and bikes, open and accessible all year round. Also you can discover the beautiful countryside of this area on horseback. Numerous associations and villages propose sporting and cultural events throughout the year.
|Where and what to eat? – bars/restaurants – farmhouse inns – local produce – markets
Le Pays de Trie et du Magnoac is famous for its gastronomic delights. Duck is, of course, the local speciality but you should also try the local black pig, the Tarbes beans, the gascon tarts and the delicious cakes cooked on a spit over the fire.
|Accomodation? Hotels – bed & breakfast – gîtes – campsites – Groups – out of the ordinary
The area has a whole range of accomodation available, including comfortable hotels, charming B&Bs, rural holiday rentals, campsites set in beautiful countryside, a naturist centre and even some gypsy caravans. You can use the links in the « Where to stay » section on the right or click below to see a map.
|Concerts – festivals – what’s on – diary of events
The area hosts a broad range of cultural events throughout the year. In addition to concerts and festivals, there are regular antiques fairs and flea markets. The Tourist Association also collaborates in the publication of a regular What’s On bulletin in French and English called La Gazette. You can pick up a free copy at the tourist office, the newsagents and most local shops and cafés.
Our villages – history – museums – visits – guided tours
The area has a rich history, almost every pittoresque village has something to visit: churches with beautiful altars, medieval wash-houses and dovecots, museums, extra-ordinary gardens and much more.