pyrenean retreat - holidays with altitude weather
vacances en france
bed and breakfast & self catering accommodation
running and training in the Pyrenees
activities - walk the gr10 and gr11, bicycle tours...
places of interest in and around the Pyrenees, Lourdes, Toulouse, Biarritz...
full details of how to contact John Boyes
map of France and full details of getting to our bed and breakfast & self catering accommodation

John Boyes -
useful links for an enjoyable holiday


In order for you to have all that useful information in one place, we have collated all links on this page!

  AngloINFO Midi-Pyrénées   English-speaking businesses and services in Midi-Pyrenees.  
  Cheap air fares from London Stansted to Pau (Pyrenees) and Lourdes (for skiing).

  Cheap air fares from London Gatwick to Toulouse.

  Flybe   Cheap air fares from Birmingham or Bristol to Toulouse or from Bristol, Norwich or Southampton to Bordeaux.  
  One Travel   Discount Airline Tickets for those surprise getaways
Planning a surprise getaway? Plan even more surprises with discount airline tickets to the top romantic and family travel destinations at OneTrave.l
car hire
  Car rental bookings, special rental offers; makes worldwide car rental
fast and easy !

places to visit

  Lourdes   In 1858, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to Bernadette Soubirous in the Grotto of Massabielle. 6 million pilgrims come to Lourdes each year and 10,000 visit this site each day.
  Toulouse   Toulouse, situated between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic, some 456 miles from Paris, is capital of the great Midi-Pyrenees region and is the 4th largest French city.  
  Airbus factory   For flight enthusiasts, visit the Airbus factory at Toulouse-Blagnac runways and see the assembly process of the latest A380.

  Pic du Midi   Pic du Midi has the finest viewpoint in the Pyrenees; 600 m² of panoramic terraces to discover more than 300 kms of Pyrenees summits.  
  Grottes de Betharram   The Betharram grottos are considered some of the most beautiful grottos in the world and are definitely the most interesting to visit because of their large variety of formations.  

ski resorts

  St Lary   Saint-Lary is the leading resort in the French Pyrenees and has one of the loveliest and largest territories on the massif, which stretches from 1600 m to 2500 m.  
  La Mongie   La Mongie; between 1400 and 2500 meters of altitude. 70 pistes, 45 ski lifts, 100 km of tracks.  
  Bagnere de Luchon   Located at 630m altitude, in the Central Pyrenees, Luchon is accommodating in all seasons: ski, hydrotherapy, nature...
  Peyragudes   Are you ready for ski-therapy! Near the Col de Peyresourde, in the heart of the Pyrenees, the two slopes of Peyragudes offer themselves to skiers and snowboarders alike.  

para gliding

  Pyrenees Ride   Fly high over the Pyrenees.



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