Pyrenees

Pontoon in the Sky

Pic du Midi: Walking in the clouds on the Pontoon in the Sky

The Pontoon in the Sky is the latest attraction at the Pic du Midi in the French Pyrenees. Anyone who has been to the Step into the Void – the glass box high above Chamonix – at The Aiguille du Midi will know the drill. Whereas you are indoors and wearing […]

Val Louron ski resort

Pyrenees ski resorts reporting ‘excellent’ snow conditions

The Pyrenees2vallees ski area in the south of France is reporting excellent snow conditions. The area – which includes Saint Lary, Peyragudes, Piau Engaly and Val Louron – saw up to 60cm of new snow over the weekend. Peyragudes saw the most snow with over 60cm, while St Lary (50cm+), Piau Engaly […]

Mauvezin: Rising to the occasion in the Pyrenees

The French take their bread, and the way it’s made, very seriously. And for good reason. Ten billion baguettes are enjoyed every year in France, and are considered a standard accompaniment to every meal. So much so, that boulangerie proprietors once had to apply for permission to go on holidays, […]

Borovets: The ultimate après-ski resort

Borovets in Bulgaria has been named the top party ski resort, according to Crystal Ski Holidays. This ‘reasonably priced and cheerful resort’ in the Balkan Mountains has approximately four bars per square kilometre, ahead of the French resorts of Meribel and and Courchevel in 2nd and 3rd places respectively.   […]

Cauterets: Sport and relaxation in the French Pyrenees

It’s 10pm on a Thursday night and the Bouledrome in Cauterets is alive. About 100 men, women and children are packed into the rugged, floodlight patch of land the size of half a football pitch for the weekly boules tournament. It’s not a sport for the energetic – France’s national […]