Practical tips


How you get to the Gîte Terres Nères

On your arrival at Argeles Gasozt, take the direction towards the Val d'Azun, Col de l'Aubisque, Aucun. Pass through the outskirts of Argeles. When you arrive at the square in Argeles, take a right turn towards Col de l'Aubisque, Val d' Azun, Arrens Marsous.... Keep going will pass the village of Arras en Lavendan.

Just before you arrive at Aucun (pass the signpost marking marking the start of the village) take the turning on the left towards “Aire D'Atterrissage FFVL” et “Las Poueyes.” Pass between the campsite “Las Croutzs” and “Azun Nature”. Cross the canal and the stream. Just after the bridge, the road bends to the left towards Bun. On this bend take the turning on the right.

Continue for 200metres past granges and new houses, you will arrive at a junction where the road on the right stays on the same level and the road that goes to the left, the “Chemin de Garcie” goes downhill. Take the road on the left. Carry on for 300metres. You are at the end of the driveway and you have arrived! A sign “Gite de France” confirms you are in the right place.


The Internet is not yet availablen at the, you will find access to the internet at the "Toit Rouge", tabac presse at Arrens.

•    A telephone is available for your use (pay-as-you-go mobile) Be careful Bouygues and SFR have no coverage at the gîte
•    Airport and Train Station
•    Distance to Tarbes Ossun Lourdes airport: 25 kms or Pau-Pyrénées: 80 kms
•    Distance SNCF Lourdes Railway Station: 25 kms
•    Shops at Arrens – 4km away
•    tabac presse, newsagent , bookshop «  Le Toit Rouge »
•    bakers
•    organic bread and local produce « la belle Pyrène »
•    butcher
•    small supermarket
•    Rental of snow shoes and cross country skis at Arrens-Marsous and at the Couraduque
•    Chemist, Doctor, nurse
•    Tourist Office and Maison du Parc National at Arrens
•    Cross Country and Downhill Sking
•    cross country : Couraduque 6 kms, Soulor 12 kms.
•    downhill: Hautacam, 35 min, Cauterets 40 min, Luz Ardiden 50 min, Barèges-La Mongie 1h

Methods of Payment

•    Chèques vacances accepted
•    International money orders accepted

The Little Extras

•    Sheet hire 8 € per pair
•    Charge for cleaning available 40 €
•    If you want to be guided and discover the hidden secrets of the Val d’Azun, it is possible to do so at a full day or half day rate, contact me!

Some links to help you organise your holiday

Viamichelin - Mappy - Les autoroutes du sud de la France

MeteoConsult - Météo France