Hautes Pyrenees cottages are the perfect holiday destination for hikers and mountain bike enthusiasts. The Tour de France route always includes challenging mountain stages in the region so it's a great place to catch a glimpse of the race. The Pyrenees Mountains also have lots of ski resorts making this a great place for a winter holiday too. The landscape is beautiful with spectacular views, picturesque villages and lush farmland. Explore natural caves, hot springs and canyons including the impressive Cirque de Gavarnie, and visit local chateaux and historic religious buildings. The famous pilgrimage city of Lourdes is in the Hautes Pyrenees and, although rather touristy, it's a fascinating place to see.