Tarbes is well worth every penny. On the foothills of the Pyrenees, close to several ski resorts, it has a magnificent view of it’s this famous mountain range. The resorts of Argelès-Gazost, Gourette and La Mongie are a mere 30 minutes’ drive away! Book a flight to Tarbes and tour the Saint Jean Church and the Sède Cathedral, a classified French Historic Monument. Take a stroll through the Jardin Massey with its 14 hectares of English style gardens – they’re a home from home! Tarbes is the birthplace of Marshall Foch, the famous French Commander in Chief of the Allied Forces and his home is open to visitors. Horse lovers should tour the national stud farm, where numerous pure breeds are stabled. Tarbes is also close to Notre Dame de Lourdes, one of the world’s most famous pilgrimage sites that covers 51 hectares. Explore the Massabielle Cave as well as the Notre Dame du Rosaire and Imaculée Conception Basilicas. If you like exploring caves, then this is the place for you as the River Adour has plenty along its banks! But whatever you plan to do, if it’s a comfy bed you’re after then reserve a room in Tarbes or its surrounds for a superb holiday in the Midi-Pyrenees.