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Services and Rates

All excursions described below will depart from Lourdes city

but can be adapted to suit your preferences.

Meeting point can be at your hotel in Lourdes or at the entrance of Lourdes sanctuaries.

 Please do not hesitate to contact me for further information.

Central Pyrenees area

Course ① 

Gavarnie/Lourdes/Pont d'Espagne/Cauterets/Val d'Azun/Col du Soulor.

Half-day visit to the most prestigious locations like the Cirque de Gavarnie, registered since 1997 as a UNESCO World Heritage site (Pyrénées -Mont Perdu) and described by Victor Hugo as “the Colosseum of nature“ or starting with the world-famous pilgrimage city of Lourdes, known for Marian apparitions since 1858, then moving on to the majestic site of Pont d'Espagne and the spa town of Cauterets, also known as the "little Paris" in the 19th century.

There is a possibility to include a panoramic drive to the Val d'Azun to admire its picturesque villages and make a stop at the famous Col du Soulor (1474 m/ 4836 feet), one of the most challenging mountain peaks for cyclists in the Pyrenees. On the way back, you can enjoy a stop-over at a cheese farm and have the opportunity to taste local products.

*includes 2-3 sites visits mentioned above depending on what you want to do.

Basque Country

Course ③

Biarritz/ Saint-Jean-de-Luz/ Bayonne/ San Sebastian/ Gernika.

A full day visit to the Basque coast, starting with the city of Biarritz which became famous after the Imperial couple Napoleon III and Eugenie de Montijo established their summer residence there in 1856 and made this place one of the most famous destinations in Europe in the second half of the 19th century.

We can then stroll through the narrow streets of the quaint and charming town of Saint-Jean-de-Luz or in the Old Town of Bayonne while discovering what makes the cultural and culinary identity of the Basque people.

There is also the possibility within a 2-day trip to include a visit to San Sebastian and Gernika, located on the Spanish side of the Basque country. San Sabastian is world famous for its tapas bars in the Old Town as well as been voted as having the best city beach in the world.

Gavarnie waterfall
La Prade Saint Jean
On the way to the Cirque
Cirque of Gavarnie
Lourdes city
Lourdes Medieval Castle
View from the castle of Lourdes
Fetching holy water in Lourdes
The Grotto
Pic du Jer
Riding the cable car to Pic du Jer
Waterfall at Pont d'Espagne
Pont d'Espagne bridge
Alpenrose (Rhododendron ferrugineum)
Cauterets Spa town
Russian villa in Cauterets
19th century hotel (Cauterets)
Val d'Azun
Val d'Azun
Val d'Azun
Rocher de la Vierge, Biarritz
Elegant resort of Biarritz
Walking on the coastline, Biarritz
Biarritz coastline
Biarritz Scenic View
Lighthouse, Biarritz
Lighthouse, Biarritz
View from the top of the lighthouse
Port des Pêcheurs, Biarritz
Bayonne on a Market day
Bayonne city center
Cloister (Cathedral of Bayonne)
San Sebastian Beach
San Sebastian
Pintxos (Tapas), Spanish snacks
Fish market in San Sebastian
Fish market in San Sebastian
Old Town of San Sebastian
Gernika (Pablo Picasso)
Gernika (Pablo Picasso)
The tree of Peace (Gernika )
Santa Maria church, Gernika

Course ②

Pic du Midi/Col du Tourmalet/Luz-Saint-Sauveur/ Saint-Savin.

Half-day visit to the unforgettable Pic du Midi Observatory up to 2877 meters (9439 feet) high and a panoramic drive with a photo stop opportunity at the mythic mountain pass of the Col du Tourmalet, the highest road mountain pass in the Pyrenees region (2115m/6939feet) and well-known by cyclists as the toughest climb in the Pyrenees section of the Tour de France. There is a possibility within a full day to visit the town of Luz-Saint-Sauveur and learn about the ancestral agro-pastoral economy and meet with local producers (cheese, wool, and honey) or to discover the charming historical village of Saint-Savin, renowned for its Benedictine abbey where christianity first came to our valley and when the 12th century church was built.

Course ④

Espelette/ Sare/ La Rhune/Cambo-les-Bains/Labastide-Clairance.

A full day visit to the French Basque inland province of Labourd to discover its unique culture and history with a stop in the small picturesque town of Espelette, known for its production of red pepper that was brought back from Latin America by the Spanish. The nearby village of Sare, is rated as one of the most beautiful villages in France.

There is the possibility to include a train excursion to the mountain of La Rhune (905 m/2969 feet) which offers a unique panorama view to the Atlantic ocean and the mountains of the Pyrenees.

If you prefer, we can call in at Cambo-les-Bains and find out what made this spa town so famous. Labastide-Clairance is also rated as another one of the most beautiful villages in France.

Scenic view from the Pic du Midi
The "Giant", Col du Tourmalet
Cable car to the Pic du Midi
Village of Saint Savin, Pyrenees
Saint Savin lookout point
Saint Savin Abbey church
Village of Saint Savin
Saint Savin lookout point
Saint Savin Abbey church
Notre-Dame de Piétat, Saint Savin
Visiting a farm
Goat cheese
Chili pepper festival, Espelette
Espelette pepper (chili pepper)
Espelette traditional house
Espelette charming town
Basque traditional house
Dried red pepper festival, Espelette
Church of Espelette
On the way to the village of Sare
Village of Sare
French Basque scenery
French Basque scenery
Pau Renaissance-style castle
King Henri IV
Pau funicular
By funicular up to Pau city center
Scenery train ride
Train ride to Lake of Artouste
Train ride to Lake of Artouste
Train ride to Lake of Artouste
Lake of Artouste
Clear blue Lake of Artouste
Lake of Artouste
Lake of Artouste

Béarn province

Course ⑤

Pau/Salies-de-Béarn/Lake of Artouste/Pyrenees National Park.

Visit of the city of Pau and its renaissance-style castle, known as the birthplace of “the Good king“ Henri IV.

We could also within a full day, include a train ride up into the Pyrenees National Park. When we reach the top, we will be at the highest point of any train journey in Europe at 2000m (6562 feet). On arrival we can admire the Lake of Artouste renowned for its clear blue water.

Alternatively, we can make a stop at the little salt town and spa resort of Salies-de-Béarn, which owes its fame to its unique source of saltwater which has created geological curiosity for many years. It was formed over 200 million years ago and the water is 10 times more concentrated than seawater. Today known as the 'Salt Town', it holds a Salt Festival each year in September.


Regional specialities and good restaurants

Do not hesitate to ask for advice about good places to eat for your groups or for your private trip.


All services described on this website do not include transportation costs.

I will be pleased to recommend reliable bus companies or private car companies which comply with international standards of tourism regarding safety and comfort. 


    City tour : 160 EUROS (2 or 3 hours)               

Half-day tour : 220 EUROS (up to 5 hours)   
Full day tour : 300 EUROS (up to 8 hours)   
​*VAT not applicable, art. 293 B from French General Tax Code.
Payment should be made by bank transfer upon confirmation of the service.



I am unable to take responsibility for matters outside my control, notably sites unexpectedly closed, adverse weather conditions or through roadwork. This might require me to amend or cancel itineraries, but I will do my best to suggest new places of interest.

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