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2016

Started with fireworks in the Philippines (see the dedicated website), this year is still placed under the sign of new discoveries, meetings, between art, architecture, nature, mountains, cities, roads ....

2016 Last day

2016 Last day

Foggy december 31st, 2016, on the road in the center of France

Gentiane Peak

Gentiane Peak

Between the hamlet of Goust (850m) and the peak of Montagnon d'iseye, passing by the col of Besse, is the peak of the Gentiane which, from its 1713m of altitude, offers a...

"From reality to Imaginary"

"From reality to Imaginary"

Artistic action of the theater association La Baraque, "From reality to Imaginary" connects the viewer and the works, structures made from recycled objects in plastic,...

The Green Mountain

The Green Mountain

A walk around the Montagne Verte (the Green Mountain), on the heights of Laruns in the heart of the Ossau valley. From Béost (522m) towards Mount Lazive (1445m) through the...

Cloudy burning in the mountains

Cloudy burning in the mountains

A strange phenomenon observed this afternoon at the entrance of the valley of Ossau in the Pyrenees ... an ecobuage with hiroshimeque forms near the villages of Aste-Béon and...

At peak Baïgura

At peak Baïgura

Hiking to Mount Baïgura (897m), in Basque country, a pretty climb starting from Hélette, up to Laina peak at 866m. A great opportunity to appreciate the birds and paragliers...

Paragliders in Basque country

Paragliders in Basque country

Looking at paragliders above us during our mountain trail at Baigura Peak in Basque Country, making pictures full of sky and sun.

Snowy Gavarnie

Snowy Gavarnie

Little walk on snowshoe on the side of the circus of Gavarnie, starting from the Granges de Holle in direction of the peak of Lary, up to the plateau of Peyrenère at about...

Visite du collège Pierre Emmanuel

Visite du collège Pierre Emmanuel

Guided tour of the new Pierre Emmanuel High School in Pau by the architect Alexandre Lacaze, tour organised by the Pavillon de l'Architecture and the City of Pau.

Celebration of the new wor

Celebration of the new wor

Meanwhile book fair at the Palais Beaumont, the inauguration of the new workshop of Monhélios, the publishing house workshop funded by Danièle Thomas, where authors and...

Back to the Bel Ordinaire

Back to the Bel Ordinaire

Back to Billères at the Bel Ordinaire, contemporary art center of Pau with the Pavillon de l'Architecture, for a guided tour of the exhibition "Hopla Boom" by Claire Lambert,...

The grotto of La Verna

The grotto of La Verna

Guided visit of the Grotto of La Verna in Sainte-Engrâce during the day in the valley of Barétous organized for their partners by the tourist offices of Haut Béarn.

A day in Barétous

A day in Barétous

The Tourist Offices of the Haut Béarn organize for their partners 3 discovery days of tourist attractions in valley of Aspe, Barétous and Oloron-Sainte-Marie. For this second...

Ermita de la  Virgen de la Peña

Ermita de la Virgen de la Peña

Another day with beautiful autumn colours, this time in Aragon, Spain, to the south-east of Jaca, near Santa Cilia, the Ermita de la Virgen de la Peña is a small hermitage on...

The Domaine des Deux Eaux

The Domaine des Deux Eaux

Visit of the Domaine des Deux Eaux in Bruges (64), renovated by Despré Architectes in the french Pyrenees, visit organised by Interpro Forêt Bois 64 during the Days of Wood...

An almost finished house

An almost finished house

Visit of an old béarnaise house being renovated by Despré Architectes in the french Pyrenees, visit organised by Interpro Forêt Bois 64 during the Days of Wood and Forest.

Woodwork factory

Woodwork factory

Visit of the company CCB, Concept Charpente Bois in the french Pyrenees, organised by Interpro Forêt Bois 64 during the Days of Wood and Forest.

In a sawmill

In a sawmill

Visit of the Courtie sawmill in the french Pyrenees, organised by Interpro Forêt Bois 64 during the Days of Wood and Forest.

A kitten

A kitten

Found in the area of the libray of Oloron-Sainte-Marie, in the french Pyrenees, this little pretty cat is too adopt. (...and has been adopted)

Livres Sans Frontieres party

Livres Sans Frontieres party

The Association Livres sans Frontières (Books without Borders) made its reentry party this Tuesday, November 8 at the public library of Oloron-Sainte-Marie. An opportunity to...

La Mujer Muerta

La Mujer Muerta

Hike at the end of Aspe valley, starting in Sansanet parking, appreciate the last beautiful colors of Autumn, later cross the Spain border to go up to the peak of Cutchet de...

Villa Mirasol

Villa Mirasol

Villa Mirasol, large mansion built in 1912 by architect Léonce Landes Leglise, is located at the confluence of the Douze and the Midou rivers, was recently transformed into a...

On Mont-de-Marsan river banks

On Mont-de-Marsan river banks

Sunset walk on a beautiful late autumn afternoon on the recent developments of the old port of Midouze, shortly after the confluence of the Douze and Midou rivers in Mont de...

The Panthéon of Mont-de-Marsan

The Panthéon of Mont-de-Marsan

Behind the Villa Mirasol in Mont-de-Marsan, is this ancient Pantheon, now a venue for art exhibitions.

The Pavilion of the Marquèze Eco-Museum

The Pavilion of the Marquèze Eco-Museum

Discovery of the new building that welcomes visitors of the Ecomuseum of Marquèze, located at Sabres in the Landes. The Eco-museum features a reconstruction of a traditional...

Solferino

Solferino

The city of Solferino was created in the nineteenth century by Napoleon III, who did build those small experimental farms, now often abandoned.

La Réserve Naturelle d'Arjuzanx

La Réserve Naturelle d'Arjuzanx

The site of Arjuzanx is a former mining site converted into a nature reserve and recreation center.

The Marshes of Orx

The Marshes of Orx

Discover the Nature Reserve of the Marshes of Orx in the Landes, south-west of France. Dried under Napoleon III for culture, he returned and wetland nature reserve in the 80s.

Autumn mounts

Autumn mounts

Little walk up in the mounts above Oloron-Sainte-Marie, to enjoy the foothills of the Pyrenees mountains in a soft automnal light... Discover the Forêt de Buguangue, up to...

Dune of Pyla

Dune of Pyla

A couple minutes facing the dune of Pyla, there appreciate the unique charm of this view on bassin of Arcachon, banc of Arguin, Cap Ferret.

La Corniche

La Corniche

Visitt of the restaurant La Corniche, désigned par Philippe Starck, on the side of the dune of Pyla on the bassin of Arcachon.

Hotel Haitza

Hotel Haitza

Visit of Hotel Haitza at Pyla s/Mer, recently redesigned by Philippe Starck.

At Haitza restaurant

At Haitza restaurant

A couple pictures of the lunch at Pyla s/Mer in restaurant Haitza.

Unikalo factory

Unikalo factory

Visite with the Pavillon of Architecture of the heardquarters, laboratory and production site of the paint producer UNIKALO in Mérignac near Bordeaux.

20th century Heritage Label exhibit

20th century Heritage Label exhibit

Inauguration at the Pavilion of Arts in Pau of the exhibition on the architectural heritage of the twentieth century in the city of Pau, where three buildings were approved:...

Visits in San Sebastian

Visits in San Sebastian

Toward San Sebastian, Basque Country, for a new stage during the 2nd Month of Architecture in South Aquitaine, with a guided tour by the Basque architect Gloria Aristeguy.

The Tabakalera

The Tabakalera

Visit of the Tabakalera in San Sebastian, former tobacco factory, now International Centre of Contemporary Culture.

Real Club Naútico in San Sebastian

Real Club Naútico in San Sebastian

Lunch in the Salón Azul at the Real Club Naútico in San Sebastian, rationalist building of 1928-1929 by architects José Manuel Aizpurúa and Joaquin Labayen, also a meeting...

La Maison des architectes basco-navarrais

La Maison des architectes basco-navarrais

Visit of the Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos Vasco-Navarro, the house of architects of Basque Country and Navarre, with a conference ”Metropolitan Metamorphosis in Bilbao" by...

 Art and History in Oloron-Sainte-Marie

Art and History in Oloron-Sainte-Marie

Visiting the Art and History center and the library in Oloron-Sainte-Marie during the Month of Architecture.

Water and Energy

Water and Energy

Visiting the Soeix Dam and its fishway during the Month of Architecture, then the EDF information center in Oloron-Sainte-Marie.

Start for the Happy Days Walk

Start for the Happy Days Walk

First steps for the participants of the Marche des Jours Heureux, the Happy Days Walk, destination Paris, with an arrival near Pau in the evening.

The Happy Days Walk : D1

The Happy Days Walk : D1

Last dinner before the start of the "Marche des Jours Heureux", the Happy Days Walk, with a charity couscous for "La Caravane des Mendiants", the Beggar's Caravan, a ngo in...

Meeting Chahab at the Minoterie

Meeting Chahab at the Minoterie

Meeting with the artist Chahab at the Minoterie in Nay, with the Architecture Pavilion during the 2nd Month of Architecture South Aquitaine, with, in addition to current...

Le patrimoine industriel de la vallée d'Ouzom

Le patrimoine industriel de la vallée d'Ouzom

Discovery of the industrial heritage of the Valley Ouzom, hydroelectric plants, the ruins of forges Arthez d'Asson dating from the seventeenth century, during the Month of...

Old Beret factory

Old Beret factory

A few images of an old factory berets in Arthez d'Asson, on the river of Ouzom.

By Arthez d'Asson

By Arthez d'Asson

Some pictures from the village of Arthez d'Asson in the Ouzom Valley, with the passing of a transhumance.

Arlas Peak

Arlas Peak

Altitude sandwich break. Starting at the Pierre-Saint-Martin pass for a short walk, 1h to the top of the peak of Arlas at 2044m, on the heights of the ski resort, with the...

La Durandie

La Durandie

Discover La Durandie, a pretty gîte in the heart of the Lot valley, in pays de Serres, east of Agen.

Onigourmand dinner

Onigourmand dinner

Another very nice dinner in the Onigourmand guesthouse of Marie-Jo and Dominique Le Roux, in the company of a couple of Quebec filmmakers, passing in the area for a shoot on...

Visaurin Peak, 2670m

Visaurin Peak, 2670m

Some climbing, but so many rewards during this long hike to the top of Visaurin in the Aragonese Pyrenees. Rare views, even grandiose, due to a variety of lights, colors,...