Chantal’s gite is wonderfully situated in view of the mountains and right in the heart of all there is to do in the Pyrenees. There’s a great bakery nearby, and the close towns of Campan and Bagneres de Bigorre had everything we needed: groceries, a lovely market, cute shops and patisseries, and good restaurants and bars. We enjoyed bike rides along Tour de France routes, swimming in nearby streams and rivers, and hikes from the door of the house, as well as from Campan and Col d’Aspin. The check in process with Catherine was wonderful—she gave us loads of insider tips about things to do in the area, and made us feel very welcome in the house. The house feels loved and every little detail is well thought out. The kitchen had enormous amounts of cooking pots, pans, and everything we needed to cook and grill. We ate most meals in the gorgeous manicured garden, overlooking the mountains. It was a dream vacation in a dream location. The beds and bathrooms were also very clean, comfortable, and beautiful. A master craftsman designed this house, and it shows in all the little wooden and stonework details throughout the property. We’ve never stayed in a nicer place, and I can’t imagine we’ll ever find it’s equal!
This cabin is situated in the perfect place to visit the Pyrenees and other attractions in the area, such as Lourdes. It is tastefully decorated, cozy and sits next to a stream. We were able to enjoy the beauty of the area and unwind from our crazy schedules. Thank you, Mr. Lavarini Michel for sharing your home with us!