First time visit to the Pyrenees and travelled from Australia with my young family. Purpose of the trip was to cycle the big cols and watch the Tour de France. Fell in love with the area: the mountains are spectacular, the local villages are picturesque and the people are very welcoming. The cycling was unforgettable, but there are plenty of other activities to keep you and the kids occupied.
Villa Tamerza was the perfect place for us to base ourselves. The accommodation is spacious, well appointed and very comfortable. The swimming pool is a particular bonus, especially if the weather is hot. Plenty of room for the kids to run around in, as well as to retreat if you need some quiet time. Very close to local shops and cafes, including a fabulous boulangerie in Pouzac!
Loved every second of our stay. We will return! Can happily recommend - real value for money.
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This is a large, comfortable villa near Bagneres de Bigorre. We stayed for two weeks as a family party, during L'Etape du Tour and the actual Tour de France. The Villa is well furnished and well equipped. A minor feature that I appreciated was that there was plenty of cutlery and crockery. You didn't have to wash a glass or cup every time you wanted a drink. The private tennis court was good, and the swimming pool was inviting. The children also made good use of the basement games room with its ping pong table.
It was essential to have a car (or two cars). The villa is about 3km from Bagneres along an fairly busy road without a pavement. It is about 1km from Pouzac. This latter walk is feasible and we did it to watch the Tour de France. Only the first 300m are on the bad road.
A minor niggle is that lighting in the lounge is too subdued to allow you to read in the evening.
I had not been to the Pyrenees before and the countryside was greener and more beautiful than I expected. The driving distances are significant, for instance nearly 2 hours to the Cirque de Gavarnie, often on spectacular but winding roads.