Situated at an equal distance between Lourdes and Tarbes, the Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrenees International Airport is the second busiest airport complex in the Midi-Pyrénées, handling around 450,000 passengers per year. Spread across 15,000 m², the terminal building has 16 check-in desks and is fully equipped for disabled or reduced mobility passengers. Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrenees Airport opened a second terminal in 2011. Covering 500 m², it includes a VIP lounge, a meeting room and a relaxation area open to both private and business travellers. Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrenees Airport has free parking for 700 vehicles, spread over three carparks, alongside other facilities including one hour’s free internet access throughout the airport complex.
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.