The Pyrenees is a great location. You can fly to Toulouse, Biarritz, Pau or Perpignan etc. At this time of the year there are some great skiing locations. On the French side of the Pyrenees there are 38 ski resorts - people tend to think you can only ski in the Alps but the Pyrenees skiing is fantastic. Resorts like La Mongie, Cauterets and Peyragudes offer superb facilities and often better snow than the Alps. They are cheaper too.
In the summer months the Pyrenees is a place for walkers, cyclists (watching the Tour de France), horse riding, white water rafting, climbing, fishing, sailing (on the many mountain lakes), canoeing and other active family pursuits. I have rented several properties in the Pyrenees for family hols. One of the best locations is this one: http://www.rent-in-france.co.uk/directory/listing.php?id=1
But there are lots more rental properties where you can stay cheaply on the same site:
There also lots of info about the different French regions. Have fun! France is a wonderful contry.
· 10 years ago