Golf getaways in Béarn Pyrénées
Next to Spain and a few kilometres from Biarritz and the Basque coast, Béarn Pyrénées in the south-west of France combines countryside, plains and mountain valleys.
Gaston Fébus, Henri IV, and the King’s Musketeers built their castles in Pau, Laàs, Morlanne and Montaner in the north-east of the region. Keeps and other noble dwellings also add to the architectural heritage of the Béarn region.
Water is in its element here: the region is ideal for water sports and trout and salmon fishing. The salt water of Salies-de-Béarn is famous for its therapeutic virtues. The golf courses (Idron, Pau, etc.) have the Pyrenees Mountains as a backdrop.
Behind the grey stone and pebble walls of the typical Béarn houses, the locals preserve the ‘art of living well and eating well’.
Gastronomy plays an important role here with renowned products and typical dishes: Garbure Béarnaise, Poule au pot, cheese, Pyrenees lamb, and wines such as AOC Béarn, Jurançon and Madiran are just a few examples of iconic products.
Higher up in the Parc National des Pyrénées, you can observe marmots, mountain goats, vultures and flowers such as gentians and Pyrenees lilies. These vast spaces and renowned hiking trails include natural wonders such as the Cirque de Lescun, the Pic du Midi d’Ossau, the Verna Cave (one of the world's largest underground chambers), the Bétharram Caves and the Artouste train at 2,000m above sea level.
From village feasts to international competitions, Béarn Pyrénées is rich in events and encounters, and there is always a pretext to get together with friends and family.
Welcome to Béarn Pyrénées, enjoy your stay!