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Meet the shepherds and visit the Pic du Midi

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A lovely family break to escape from the daily routine. Meet Yan et Cédric, the shepherds, who will lead you to their flock. Your children will immediately fall for the little lambs. And then enjoy the magnificent panorama from the summit of the Pic du Midi at 2877 metres which you will have reached by cable-car. What a unique way to get away from it all!

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From 512 € /family Based on 2 adults + 2 children

  • 2 days/2 nights in 2 star hotel, half-board
  • A walk with the shepherds around the farm
  • Picnic
  • 1 family pass for the Pic du Midi
  • Visit to the Petits Fruits museum

Contact Monique
to book this holiday package or receive informations

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

The strengths

  • Discover the life of a shepherd
  • Meet the flocks, cuddle the young lambs
  • Visit the Pic du Midi at 2877 meters

Day 1

Installation in your hotel at the end of the afternoon. Dinner and night.

Day 2

Breakfast. Visit the shepherds - activities with the shepherds and their flock. Picnic.
Yan and Cédric are shepherds in the Campan valley, they will teach you how to become a shepherd in just one day!
You will be able to learn the skills necessary to be a shepherd, how to look after the animals and their learn about their daily life in the mountains.
Dinner and night in your hotel.

Day 3

Breakfast. Access to the Pic du Midi by cable car and visit.

Hotel of charm near La Mongie

Your 2 star hotel is full of charm and is hidden away in the small village of Gripp in the Grand Tourmalet valley. Situated at the foot of the Pic Du Midi it is a cosy place, its art deco style is both surprising and fun. Vincent will welcome you to this particularly comfortable hotel, in winter the lounge is heated by an open fire, there is always a few notes of music coming from the bar, a convivial dining room.

Your hotel:

Has 13 bedrooms (with one for people with disabilities), a restaurant, a small lounge with TV, a panoramic terrace, a garden.

Your family room comprises:

A 140 cm double bed
2 x 90 cm single beds
Bathroom
Toilets
TV

The Grand Tourmalet

The Tourmalet valleys are a territory of high intensity, vitality and breathtaking landscapes. Between Bagneres de Bigorre and the small mountain villages begins the route to the Col du Tourmalet, the famous pass crossed by the Tour de France which is dominated by the Pic du Midi. On the other side, Bareges has a traditional pastoral culture and a lot of mountain itineraries. These places have to be discovered.

You will adore

- A territory of high intensity, vitality and breathtaking landscapes
- The Col du Tourmalet, the famous pass crossed by the Tour de France
- The Pic du Midi: an observatory and a breathtaking view
- Bareges has a traditional pastoral culture and a lot of mountain itineraries
- Have a gentle walk aroud Payolle Lake

The Pic du Midi cable-car, easy access to the highest summits!

Take the Pic du Midi cable car for a spectacular voyage to the summit at 2877 metres, where 600 m2 of viewing terraces await, marvel at the 360 degree panorama over the whole of the Pyrenees, the plains of the south west and even the Massif Central. The Pic du Midi also houses a famous astronomical observatory, a star museum (the highest museum in Europe) which explains the history of this exceptional site and the exploration of the universe.

  • From 512 € /family -
  • Based on 2 adults + 2 children

The price includes

2 nights in 2 star hotel, half-board - A walk with the shepherds around the farm - Picnic or snack - 1 family pass for the Pic du Midi - Booking fee.

The price does not include

Cancellation insurance - Local taxes.

Validity

Spring Summer Autumn 2017
From April to September

You will adore:

Exploring the mountain pastures and meeting the flocks, sharing a picnic with Yan and Cédric and discovering the life of a shepherd !

Lunch on the summit:

With a magnificent view over the Pyrenees, the Pic du Midi restaurant will delight you with its food. Original dishes using local products are served at nearly 3000 metres of altitude.

The Col du Tourmalet, the giant of the Pyrenees

The famous Col du Tourmalet is known the world over as it has so frequently featured on the Tour de France over the years, the first time being 1910! It is the highest road pass in the Pyrenees at 2115 metres, the views from the top are superb.

The Petits Fruits museum in Campan:

Campan is situated beneath the Pic du Midi and houses the Petits Fruits worksop and shop, a festival of flavours! Here you can enjoy a superb variety of tastings - jams, jellys, sauces, aperitifs, liqueurs, flavoured vinegars, fruit juices... the finest of gourmets will be in heaven. There are many classical products which are re-worked but also many traditional sweet and sour varieties, and some most surprising. These delicious flavours are just perfect to accompany cheeses, foie gras, fish and grills. There is an educational tasting and walking trail alongside the boutique.