The south west
of France is famous for its gourmet food, full-bodied wines and Armagnac. Fois gras is the local delicacy and you
will see numerous farms advertising this. Local menus usually include fois gras and the price you pay for this delicacy
will vary considerably.
The whole region
is ideal for walkers and many of the towns and villages have listed churches, museums and large country parks.
Mirande, in the heart of Gascony is only a half hour drive from
Luby Betmont. Gascony, famous for "Leno d'Artagnan" one of the three musketeers, has a lot to offer the tourist
who enjoys the outdoors and is particularly popular with fishing, horse riding, mountain biking and golfing enthusiasts.
There are many festivals taking place during the year in the region. Visit the local tourist information office for
more details. The ski resorts of St. Lary-Soulan and Bagneres-De-Luchon are approximately forty-five minutes away, as
is the sanctuary at Lourdes.
supermarket is approximately five minutes by car from Au Chateau. Trie sur Ba�se is the nearest village to the house
and has a small selection of shops including a very good baker / patisserie, an ironmonger and a local wine shop with a very
friendly owner. The village also has a market which takes place in the square every Tuesday morning.
To the west
of Luby Betmont is Tarbes, a busy town with an excellent market on Wednesday mornings. Other nearby towns in the Midi-Pyrenees
area such as Saint Gauden, Lannemezan and Pau also have a great deal to offer in terms of shopping, especially the latter
which is very upmarket and offers fantastic vistas of the Pyrenees.
Pau Cathedral View