Arrens-Marsous apartment rental - The stunning mountain backdrop at Les Artigaux
The stunning mountain backdrop at Les Artigaux
 
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps4
  • 1 Half Bath
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
 

Arrens-Marsous Apartment Rental Photos and Description
Self-catering 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments and 3 bedroom gîte in French Pyrenees

Les Artigaux is situated in 5 hectares of wooded park, just outside the village of Arrens in the beautiful Val d’Azun in the French Pyrenees. In a beautiful mountain setting, it is ideally place for activity holidays such as walking, cycling, mountain biking, skiing, cross-country skiing and paragliding. All the accommodation is self-catering and has been furnished and equipped to a high standard. Le Soulor and Le Couraduque apartments sleep up to four people and L’Aubisque sleeps up to 6 with an additional cabin room suitable for two children. Le Tourmalet is a spacious loft apartment with 3 bedrooms including a huge master bedroom with en-suite bathroom. La Grange, a converted 18th Century barn, has three bedrooms and sleeps up to 7. A Scandinavian hot tub and a sauna have recently been installed for guests to relax in. The owners and their two children live on-site and are always happy to provide local knowledge or help you arrange your holiday activities.

Plenty to see: Arrens is about 12km from the pretty town of Argelès-Gazost, which is well known for its thermal baths and has an excellent weekly market. Lourdes, world famous for the shrine of St. Bernadette and attracting millions of pilgrims a year, is 25 km away. The historic and elegant town of Pau is within an hour’s drive. Otherwise, we are in the heart of some of the most spectacular scenery France has to offer, from famous Pyrenean sites – such as the observatory perched on the Pic du Midi de Bigorre, the cascades at the Pont d'Espagne or the World Heritage site of Gavarnie – to picturesque lakes and mountain villages with their age-old traditions.

Plenty to do: The area is a paradise for walkers and cyclists of all levels. Activities available locally in the summer season include horse riding, rafting, paragliding and fishing, and in the winter both downhill and cross-country skiing, snow shoe walking and husky sledge rides. The unspoilt natural environment offers the opportunity to observe a variety of mountain flora and fauna (including eagles, vultures and isards).

Annual events: The area hosts a number of annual festivals and events – the most famous being the Tour de France which, in 2008 will have a stage finish at Hautacam above Argelès. Also in 2008 this stage will be featured as the Etape du Tour when 9000 amateur cyclists ride the route the week before the main event. On a smaller scale, there are many traditional fêtes which offer great opportunities to absorb the local culture and traditions. In January a Nordic weekend is held at the Col de Couraduque enabling anyone to try out the various activities such as cross-country skiing and snow shoe walking. In September Arrens hosts the Cutlet Festival which celebrates the return of the flocks of sheep from the high mountain pastures. In October Aucun has a horse festival with displays featuring working horses of a variety of breeds. 2008 will also see special celebrations in Lourdes to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the apparition to St.Bernadette.

Details for Le Soulor 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, 1 Half Bathrooms

Le Soulor is a one-bedroom duplex apartment, sleeping up to four people. On the ground floor, the living room (with comfortable sofa-bed) is entered through French doors from a private terrace, and leads onto the well-equipped and modern kitchen. Upstairs there is a double bedroom with a large balcony, a bathroom and separate WC. Both beds can be configured either as two twins or a double. Le Soulor is south facing, and the sunny terrace and balcony offer splendid views of the Pic du Midi d’Arrens and Gabizos mountains. Outside there is a table tennis table and a BBQ. A Scandinavian hot tub and sauna have recently been installed in the grounds which provides an ideal way to relax after the day's activities.
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3 Reviews of Property 16501 in Arrens-Marsous, France

Le Soulor
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Le Soulor
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+33 0562974661
Arrens-Marsous Cauterets area
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Enjoyable as ever

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
Our fourth stay at Les Artigaux and as enjoyable as ever. It’s not that we haven’t got the imagination to go somewhere else. It is just so very pleasant and relaxing here. We’ve said it all before, but the combination of the magnificent surroundings, the quality of the accommodation and the warmth of the welcome are unbeatable. And this year the addition of the satellite TV and the wi-fi means that we kept up with the Archers and our e-mail! An excellent week – many thanks Simon and Suzanne. I’m sure we’ll be back yet again.
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Le Soulor
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p16501?uni_id=24135
+33 0562974661
Arrens-Marsous Cauterets area
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Stunning scenery

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2010
Thank you so much for a lovely holiday. The accommodation was wonderful and you were brilliant hosts. The weather was fantastic and we had so much fun walking through the stunning scenery and playing in the snow. The hot tub and sauna were wonderful to come back to and it was lovely to sit watching the stars come out and listening to the church bells. What a fantastically peaceful place this is and set in such stunning countryside. The baby goats were so cute. We had a lovely time, would love to revisit and will recommend it to anyone.
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Le Soulor
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p16501?uni_id=24135
+33 0562974661
Arrens-Marsous Cauterets area
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Excellent, if exhausting days out

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
Thanks for a lovely week and for the really friendly welcome. I hope we haven’t distracted you too much! It’s been a good home-from-home and we’ve had some excellent, if exhausting days out. Thanks for your advice and the use of all your maps and guides. It’s been good to know where to go locally – we didn’t hit the crowds until Gavarnie! Have enjoyed bilberries and even a few wild raspberries. Here have enjoyed the hot tub, ping pong and the chickens