The Coulson Family List

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These are the places we have discovered but we have only just scratched the surface of things to do and see in this beautiful area. We love finding free fun so most of this list is not in the tourist guides.

Countless amazing walks – guided by one of our maps or us!
Cabane du Maquis, Sombrun – a hideout used by the rural Resistance in the Second World War
Chemin de St Jacques pilgrim route
Maubourguet – free swimming pool, restaurants
Mountains
Beaches
Cycling – we have bikes you can borrow
Rivers – for walking, paddling and swimming
Picturesque villages
Bustling rural markets
Fêtes and foires
Marciac Jazz Festival
Lourdes – loads to do, including a lovely funicular railway up the Pic du Jer
Cauterets/Pont D’Espagne
Hautacam luge, skiing, snow-shoeing
Gondrin water park
Plaisance – great Le Bosquet mini golf

Other great things to doMadiran

Spain – San Sebastian is only two hours away
Lourdes – grotto, miniature village, fort
Grottes de Betharran
Fishing
Horse-riding
Museums – archaeology, marble
Chateaux, forts and churches
Vineyards (Madiran & Saint Mont are 10 mins away!!)
Camel farm
Birds of prey sanctuary
Parc Animalier des Pyrénées
Parc de Loisirs  – Lannemazan
Chlorofil Parc Acrobatique Forestier – Argèles Gazost
Aquarium
Thermal spas
Guided mountain excursions – abseiling, canyoning, rafting, kayaking
Canoeing and kayaking

Useful links

For all the other places an yet unexplored by us, you might find these links useful.
And please share any great finds with us for future guests!

Things to do in the Haute-Pyrenees

Things to do in the Gers

Visit the brilliant Lourdes tourist information website for loads to do in and around this incredible town