Mountain refuge in the Gavarnie hills, Hautes-Pyrénées
The Hautes-Pyrenées is a department whose economy comes mostly from culture, raising stock and tourism. Les Baronnies, a well preserved, authentic area, as well as the Pyrenees Nature Park are ideal destinations for skiers and hikers, as well as plant and wildlife enthusiasts. Property in Hautes-Pyrénées is especially well priced. Houses for sale in the south of the department are much sought after because they are a great investment with the number of tourists wanting to rent all year round. So, buy an apartment in Tarbes, a 'bigorre' style house in Bagnères-de-Bigorre, or a chalet in Gavarnie? To relax, after a long day at work, or a hike in the mountains: a small glass of Pacherenc followed by a dish of garbure, the traditional soup from this area.