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Lourdes also contain the other numerous centers of interest: Chateau-Fort and his Pyrenean Museum, the Museum of Lourdes, the Halles ( Covered Market) with a whole range of regional products, the Peak du Jer which overhangs the city, the lake of Lourdes and its golf, as well as the Green alley which allows to walk in an environment of greenery in the direction of Argelès Gazost.
LOURDES is situated at the foot of PYRENEES, at the beginning of the Vallée des Gaves.
By taking the direction of ARGELES-GAZOST you can discover the luxurious landscapes which overhang the valley:
On the west, the "Val d'Azun" and lakes of ESTAING and TECH, the cols of SOULOR and AUBISQUE and farther the lake of ARTOUSTE and the col of the SOMPORT (border with SPAIN).
In the South, the valley of CAUTERETS will bring you up to the "Pont d'Espagne" and on the lake of GAUBE; the valley of LUZ ST SAUVEUR gives access to the monumental circuses of GAVARNIE and TROUMOUSE;
In the east, the rise towards the HAUTACAM allows you a panoramic view on the valley of Argelès-Gazost and the highest surrounding summits. Since Luz St Sauveur start the famous road of the col of the TOURMALET (the Mecca of the cycle Tour de France).
By managing you towards BAGNERES of BIGORRE, you will discover the high valley of the ADOUR, access to the col of Tourmalet by the hillside is, in the "Pic du Midi de Bigorre" and its monitoring observatory as well as in the col of ASPIN and in the valley of Aure.
More on the West the wealth of the BASQUE COUNTRY wait for you since BIARRITZ (its beaches, its Museum of the Sea) by way of ST JEAN of LUZ (magnificent small fishing port) or ST JEAN PIED DE PORT (old walled city with its houses dating XVI° century)