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Snow fun for all the family in Nistos

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Nistos is just great for the kids, follow the animal tracks, a 3D animation. Follow the trails with the family, look out for an animal hiding in the woods, fun in the Kidpark, laughs and tumbles at the ice-rink, the voyage ends at Nestploria, the digital pre-history museum which will take you back in time... So it is a 'Nordic / prehistoric' adventure that awaits, one that you will remember for ever.

On the map

From 418 € /family Based on 2 adults + 2 children

  • 2 days/2 nights in 3 star Gites de France chambre d’hotes, half-board
  • 1 family Nordic ski pass for Nistos (cross-country runs, way-marked snowshoe circuits, toboggan run, ice rink)
  • 1 family pass for the Gargas Caves and for Nestplori@, the digital pre-history museum

Contact Monique
to book this holiday package or receive informations

By mail By phone 33 (0)5 62 56 70 00

The strengths

  • So much fun: snowshoes, toboggan, cross-country skiing, open-air ice rink
  • An adventure back in time at the digital pre-history museum

Day 1

Arrival and installation in your chambre d'hotes. Dinner and night.

Day 2

Breakfast. Access to the Nistos Nordic resort: cross-country runs, way-marked snowshoe circuits, toboggan run, ice rink. Dinner and night in your chambre d'hôtes.

Day 3

Breakfast and departure of the chambre d'hotes. Visit to the Gargas Caves and Nestplori@, the digital pre-history museum.

Chambre d'hotes, your host is a cheese maker

The white and blue walls of this chambre d'hotes will immediately attract your attention. Located at the heart of the charming village of Nistos, the house faces the Great Oak, planted more than 400 years ago. Towards the horizon the Pyrenees look majestic. The building forms part of an agricultural building specialising in cheese making. You can even make your own cheese with a little help from the cheese maker and sample many other farm products. The rooms are organised around the courtyard, the armchairs under the canopy are very inviting. The rooms are decorated in mouthwatering colours, aniseed and chocolate, cream and raspberry, the large windows let in a soft and gentle light. The same harmony is found in the materials, forged metal for some rooms, wood for others… Each evening there is the pleasure of sharing a lovely dinner. You can even order a gourmet picnic for the next day : ice-box, cutlery, water, wine, bread, pate, sausage, cheese…

Your chambre d’hotes:

Has 5 rooms, each for 2 persons, a lounge with large bay windows, a reading and TV area, a courtyard and private parking.
Animals are not accepted.

Your ‘Féria’ room for 2 persons: (16m²)

1 x 160 cms bed
Bathroom with shower, washbasin and towel dryer
Separate toilets

Your ‘La Coumette’ room for 3 persons: (16m²)

1 x 160 cms bed
1 x 90 cms bed
Bathroom with shower, washbasin and towel dryer
Separate toilets

Nistos, your cross-country ski area

Welcome to the Nistos! An area of unspoiled beauty and nature, accessible to all. Nistos has a dominant position with a large variety of pistes - along the ridges, on the plateaux or in the forests. The cross country area offers a unique panorama over the principal Pyrenean summits of Aneto, the Pic du Midi de Bigorre, the Arbizon and Maladetta.

8 cross-country ski itineraries (55 km) Green:1 , Blue: 2, Red: 4 and Black: 1, (classical or skating cross-country skiing)
1 beginners area
3 itineraries for snowshoe walking
2 toboggan runs
1 circuit for laser biathlon

The Gargas Cave Network

27 thousand years ago stone age hunters lived around the Gargas caves where they left many reminders of their presence. During the visit you can admire the secret art of the hunters with numerous engravings and paintings of animals. You will also discover the enigmatic collection of 200 paintings of hands, all with missing fingers! They remain a mystery to this day to historians... Gargas is a fragile and ancient site so to ensure a proper conservation of the paintings the number of visitors is limited. It is essential to book your visit by phone. Since 2003 the site has undergone a transformation to offer both an enjoyable visit whilst conserving the precious art. An exceptional lighting system using fibre optic and new commentaries allow the visitor to discover the caves in the best possible way.

Nestplori@, the digital pre-history museum

Gargas is an innovative museum which uses state of the art digital technology to help the visitor discover the pre-history and the science of this exceptional site (the scientific committee has Jean Cloottes as president, he is a world specialist in decorated cave networks). By following a fascinating interactive trail at the Gargas centre, and with a little digital help, will can immerse yourself in pre-history, discover the sanctuary of the hands (not open to the public), you can retrace the designs on the walls and by using the interactive displays, and one can study the painted hands and learn how one conserves such precious artifacts, as you leave you can make a print of your own hand. Thanks to the digital technology you can begin to understand the secrets of the Gargas hands. The visit is both real and virtual, an adventure in time for both young and old.

  • From 418 € /family -
  • Based on 2 adults + 2 children

The price includes

2 nights in 3 star Gites de France chambre d’hotes, half-board - 1 family Nordic ski pass for Nistos (cross-country runs, way-marked snowshoe circuits, toboggan run, ice rink) - 1 family pass for the Gargas Caves and for Nestplori@, the digital pre-history museum - Local taxes - Booking fee.

The price does not include

Insurances - Transports.

Validity

Winter 2016/2017

A unique encounter with a cheese maker:

Your host Jerome will let you into all his secrets of his cheese making, visit his workshop and taste his produce.