FRENCH PYRENEES, THE SOUTHERN MOUNTAINS
The quaint charm of an old trendy destination
Stretching from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean, the Pyrenees form a mountain range that delineates the natural border between France and Spain. Several languagues are spoken along that chain, from Basque to Occitan and Catalan and the numerous towns reflect this cultural diversity.
In the 19th century, these mountains became a trendy destination thanks to numerous thermal and spa resorts that developped spectacular architectures. Nowadays, their quaint charm is still there while they opened up to all kinds of alpine activities.
From the beaches of the Basque country to the deep valleys and on to French Catalonia, our journey leads us to places imbued with history and to villages nestled in the middle of a wild nature with their vivid traditions and lifestyles.