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Travel Beyond Bagneres


Bagnères has its many attractions but it can also be considered a well-placed hub for excursions further afield. These are just some of the possibilities:

  • Visiting the ancient walled city of Carcassonne (about 2h 30 away)
  • Discovering the Spanish Pyrenees (the nearest frontier is about 1h 45 away)
  • Duty-free shopping in Andorra via one of the national parks (around 4h)
  • Sun-seeking on Mediterranean beaches (about 3 h away)
  • Following the waymarked Cathar trail, maybe climbing up to the ruined castles of Montségur or Quéribus

The lower hills of the Pyrenees offer in themselves magnificent walking opportunities and, depending on the season, you may discover birds and other wildlife rarely seen in the UK and a wide range of regional flora.