Pierre-
Emmanuel
MICHEL
/Existences

2017

Nouvelle Aquitaine, Occitanie, Basque and Landes coasts, Spain, a year mainly centered on the great south-west, roaming around both sides of the Pyrenees ...

From St Jean to St Jean

From St Jean to St Jean

Cloudy, basque and mountainous cross-border road trip to the ocean, between St-Jean-Pied-de-Port and St-Jean-de-Luz, passing by the Col of Ispeguy (620m).

The source of the Basque elves

The source of the Basque elves

Lamina ziloa: the laminak hole, Basque elves, near the village of Camou-Cihigue, is a source of multiple warm and heavily salted waters. This small cave has been used since...

From Camou to Tardets

From Camou to Tardets

Late afternoon moment in Soule, Basque Country, from the villages of Camou and Tardets during the local fiestas.

Pic d'Ayous bivouac

Pic d'Ayous bivouac

A rare moment that this night spent at over 2200m altitude, facing the peak of the Midi d'Ossau, above the lakes of Ayous.

Climb to col d'Ayous

Climb to col d'Ayous

Starting after Urdos in Apse valley, climbing to the col d'Ayous, passing by the refuge of Larry in the Parc National des Pyrénées, meeting sheep, horses, and even a frog!

Tales evening in Ogeu

Tales evening in Ogeu

The story of Tristan and Yseult, a tale told by Marion Lo Monaco and Nathalie Lhoste-Clos from the company Laluberlu, tonight at Daniel and Mayalen's.

Navarra Clouds

Navarra Clouds

Spanish improvisation on a section of the GR12, in search of the sun across the border. Caught up by the clouds, the stroll gave material for a bit unreal pictures ...

Near Arrioutort

Near Arrioutort

Small ossaloise walk on the heights of Laruns above the caban of Arritoutort, on the slopes of the peak of the Montagnon d'Iseye.

Back to l'Anti-Mites

Back to l'Anti-Mites

"Unusual tuesday", august 1st, at l'Anti-Mites, the Fabrique Affamée group presents Fleuves and Algerita, two texts with music ; show followed by a casual dinner with the Can...

To the Anglas Lake

To the Anglas Lake

Meet the clouds, shadows and spirits of the mountain with the occasional iPhone, in the ascent from Gourette (1350m) towards the lake of Anglas (2068m) and its abandoned iron...

Gourette in the clouds

Gourette in the clouds

An end of summer day in Gourette in a very special atmosphere, off-season, where architecture, winter sports, pastoralism telescopes in a surreal shift.

Above Etsaut

Above Etsaut

Little climb on the heights of Etsaut in valley of Aspe, up to the Col of Rédo, with a distance sight on the Fort of Portalet or on the Maison of Parc National des Pyrénées,...

Bearnese cows transhumance

Bearnese cows transhumance

Transhumance of Bearnese cows of the agricultural high school of Soeix, with a departure from Sarrance in valley of Aspe, up to the huts of Salies on the plateau of...

Macau, Médoc

Macau, Médoc

Château Barreyre, Château Rauzan, Château Plaisance, among the vineyards located on the banks of the Garonne between the village of Macau and the small port of Plaisance,...

St Jean's feast fire dances

St Jean's feast fire dances

Celebrations of the summer solstice on this feast of St-Jean in Luchon, around the brandon. The traditional fire is, in these French and Spanish Pyrenean regions, produced...

Oô Lake

Oô Lake

Small climb for a nice walk from the Granges d'Astau (1139m), near after the famous Col de Peyresourde, before Bagnères de Luchon in the Hautes-Pyrenees, to Lake Oô (1504m)...

High School jazz

High School jazz

Music, smiles and emotions at the Collège des Cordeliers Jazz class concert, with Fanfalures Big Band, Thursday, June 22, 2017, opening of the Jazz Des Rives and Notes...

The cliffs of Bouziès

The cliffs of Bouziès

Walk along the Lot river at the foot of St Cirq Lapopie to the cliffs of Bouzies via its famous towpath carved in the rock.

Saint-Cirq-Lapopie

Saint-Cirq-Lapopie

Visit the medieval village of Saint-Cirq-Lapopie on the Lot river, ranked among the most beautiful villages in France.

Cahors and the Valentré bridge

Cahors and the Valentré bridge

Visit of Cahors in the Lot, photographically nourished by the bridge Valentré, fortified bridge of the fourteenth century.

Bouziès, Lot

Bouziès, Lot

Loop above the small village of Bouziès on the Lot river.

Above Sarrance

Above Sarrance

Climb from Sarrance in valley of Aspe, to the cabans of Salies on the plateau of Poursiouques at the foot of the wood of Aran, passing by the col de Dut.

Concert in the Cathedral

Concert in the Cathedral

Anniversary concert at the cathedral of Oloron Sainte-Marie for the 30th anniversary of the Espace Chanter choir, for this occasion accompanied by Lescar's Harmony, this...

2017 Oloron Book Fair

2017 Oloron Book Fair

11th edition of the book fair of Oloron Sainte-Marie organized by the association Livres Sans Frontières. A first day marked by the visit of the Ours Riders biker club to the...

Back to La Durandie

Back to La Durandie

Back in the pretty guest-house cottage in Lot-et-Garonne, la Durandie, after the visit of last year for a photoshoot focusing on summer colors, the new projection, sports and...

La Durandie by Night

La Durandie by Night

Nocturnal architecture photo session at the guest-house cottage of La Durandie in Lot-et-Garonne, south-west of France

Beijinhos Trio

Beijinhos Trio

Musical trip in the souths with the songs of the trio "Beijinhos": Yohann Villanua accompanied by the harp of Céline Dicharry and guitar by Pierre-Michel Grade, proposing us...

The Poey

The Poey

Short stroll to the top of the Poey, belvedere on the valley of Bedous above the village of Accous. At its feet passes the path of St-Jacques de Compostelle, the Camino, with...

Pau Stadium at work

Pau Stadium at work

Visit with the Pavillon of Architecture of Pau of the stade du Hameau during its renovation process.

The visit of the Pavillon

The visit of the Pavillon

Participants during the visit of the renovation project of the Hameau stadium, organized by the Pavillon de l'Architecture in partnership with the City of Pau.

Un Tout In & Out booklet Launch

Un Tout In & Out booklet Launch

Conference for the launch of the booklet "Un Tout In & Out" on 5 May 2017 at the Oloron Sainte-Marie public library.

Oloron May 1st fair

Oloron May 1st fair

Annual rendez-vous in the city for 40 years, the Oloron fair: sheep, cattle, equines meet up at St. Pierre's Square in the Sainte-Croix district with local producers, also...

Local meat tasting by Slow Food Béarn

Local meat tasting by Slow Food Béarn

The association Slow Food Béarn organized at the "Onigourmand"; guest house in Oloron, a tasting of cow and veal meat, from the Béarnaise breed. On the menu, several types of...

Around Sus and Gurs II

Around Sus and Gurs II

Back in Sus in the Béarn des Gaves for this lovely walk, already done in January 2012, with a radically different atmosphere, made of greens and flowers, in a beautiful...

Bird hunting sites in Sus

Bird hunting sites in Sus

After a first visit in January 2012, return to the palombières (bird hunting sites) of Sus in the Béarn des Gaves, facing the Pyrenees mountains. Some sites are impressively...

La Maison Baylaucq

La Maison Baylaucq

A la Maison Baylaucq à Pau avec le Pavillon de l'Architecture, visite de l'exposition "L’air de famille, portraits d’enfants de la collection Gramont", par Paul Mironneau,...

Bilbao old moon...

Bilbao old moon...

Coming back to the beautiful Basque city of Bilbao, with a tribute to the moon and the magnificent facades and lights of the capital of the province of Bizkaia.

Guggenheim Museum

Guggenheim Museum

Without authorizations in the galleries, express album that this first visit to the famous Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao.

Bruges and Mifaget

Bruges and Mifaget

Small Sunday outing between the villages of Bruges and Mifaget, on the foothills of the Ossau valley in the Pyrenees. Beautiful lights and also the encounter with a new born...

Hautacam

Hautacam

After climbing the Col de Tramassel (14.5km, average 8%), regularly taken by the Tour de France cyclist for an arrival at Hautacam ski resort, to find snow. But snowshoes...

Nature outing

Nature outing

Small nature outing with BIE Béarn Initiatives Environment, with a tour of the village of Précilhon (64), guided by Matthias of the association, looking for swallows, also...

A penguin on the beach

A penguin on the beach

Unusual and furtive vision that this little penguin, maybe a common murre, seen from afar on a beach of the Atlantic coast in the southwest of France.

Charity Walk

Charity Walk

Mud and panoramic landscapes in the pyrenean valley of Barétous. Starting from the former St Pée school in Oloron Sainte-Maire, a 10km loop for the thirty participants in...

Poetry Sring

Poetry Sring

New Printemps des Poètes with the association Livres Sans Frontières in Oloron Ste Marie. Edition begun with the recording of poems at Radio Oloron, the opening at the...

In & Out promo tour

In & Out promo tour

Small press review with the glimpse of march 7th in the République des Pyrénées, and mini-radio-promo-tour with Eric Dreux at France Bleu Béarn and Michel in Radio Oloron for...

Spanish Belvedere

Spanish Belvedere

Starting from the busy Ayanet ski resort in Formigal, Spanish Pyrenees, climbing in snow shoes above the crowd by the Culivillas vallon up to Punta Espelunciecha (2396m) that...

Cirque of Anéou

Cirque of Anéou

Shades of whites, blues, silhouettes in the menu of the harvest of this splendid snowshoe walk, a crossing of the Cirque d'Anéou to the peak of Canaourouye (2347m) at the...

Stroll of Pau city's facades

Stroll of Pau city's facades

On 17 February 2017, the Pavillon de l'Architecture and the City of Pau organized an urban walk on the theme of the renovation of façades, as part of the mandatory...

Mountains in the heart of winter.

Mountains in the heart of winter.

Welcome to this long winter walk around the Rey mountain at the entrance of the Ossau valley. From misty landscapes to snowy plateaus, the mossed trees create a succession of...

Visit of St Cricq High School in Pau

Visit of St Cricq High School in Pau

Visit of St Cricq High School in Pau with de Pavillon of Architecture, discovering the new buildings conceived by Michel VAÏSSE, MVarchitectes Architecte Mandataire. Equipe...

Mustayou Souturou Biscacou !

Mustayou Souturou Biscacou !

Walk starting in Sarrance (314m) in Aspe valley to reach the summits of the Mustayou (1206m) Souturou (1183m) Biscacou (1168m), on paths still warm of fire cleaning the day...