In the mountains
Eye's pleasure, the taste of the effort, self-forgetfulness. Leisure rides, especially in the Pyrenees, Bearn and its valleys : Aspe, Ossau Barétous, also Spain, elsewhere ... wander these mountains where we look for inner peace, sharing moments, surprising meetings in the heart of the still sometimes wild nature !
A nice walk in the Pyrenees mountains in Ossau valley from the Col de Marie-Blanque between 875m and 1440m above sea level atop the peak of Escurets. Along the crest, through...
A morning at the nets of Lanne en Barétous in the Pyrenees for the typical show of this secular hunt.
The few pigeon flights makes us wait, the daily lot of hunters this sunny morning in this beautiful place, the pantières of Lanne en Barétous in the Pyrenees. You can also...
- Arts, Culture, Traditions,
- Ateliers, Workshops, Conférences, Talks,
- En montagne,
We're around 20 to discover or rediscover the Fort of Portalet during this special visit commented by the Tourism Office of Aspe Valley, organized after the launch of my book...
- Ateliers, Workshops, Conférences, Talks,
- En montagne,
- Way Points
October 20th, 2013, for this special outreach organised after the publication of the book on the fort, assisting as a photography expert the Tourism Office of Aspe Valley...
Many thanks to the organisations Passerelle du Cœur and Han'vol, a few invalids person and me discovered the paragliding sensations !
A few jumps of paragliders, aside the discovery day of paragliding for invalids, in Accous, Aspe valley, Pyrenees.
15km, 1200m climb up to 2158m at the Lariste peak for this summer walk in the Aspe valley near the Plateau of Lescun.
During this special summer event, inhabitants and artists from and around Lescun, Aspe valley, takes places in different houses of the village.
In the Aspe valley, it's on the heights of Urdos that Nicolas Maleig raises his donkeys during summer pasture. Their milk is used for the production of products of his brand...
Nicolas Maleig accueille et distrait ses visiteurs venus découvrir la traite des juments dans son enclos du plateau de Lhers dans la vallée d'Aspe.
During the summer pasture, that's in the Lhers plateau in front of the circus of Lescun, that Nicolas Maleig raises his mares.
Big album for a long walk, 9h, 1200m climbed up to 2427m at the Soum d'Aas, above Aule lake, after reaching the crest near pic Turon-Garié
After the Pic Gabedaille, that we can see discovering over the clouds, heading Spain, and the crowdy Astanes lake, 1754m, which looks like an altitude beach.
At the end of Aspe valley, Pyrénées Atlantiques is the Pic Gabedaille, where it was good passing the night under the tent on its slopes, despite the myst from the evening...
A few pictures from L'Abérouat in Lescun, the Fort of Portalet from the Chemin de la Mâture and also a few donkeys...
Touring guest friends, a little tour in the area, from Oloron-Sainte-Marie to Aspe valley : Bedous, Aydius, Lescun...
Preparing a photo workshop outreach about nature and photography, in company of Matthias from BIE, Béarn Initiatives Environnement.
A 9h snowshoe trek from 1250m to 2150m at the Pic de Pombie, on the footsteps of the majestic Pic du Midi d'Ossau.
Taking the funicular, going up on the peak of Jer, 1000m overlooking the city of Lourdes, then walking down by the racetrack of mountain biking.
2013 starts on the snow... at La Pierre-Saint-Martin in the Pyrénées for a test drive to prepare a group outreach, with the organisation la Passerelle du Cœur and Handiski...
Soum de Counée is a peak (1368m) above the Plateau du Bénou near the Col de Marie-Blanque, in between Aspe and Ossau valleys.
Discover Los Mallos de Riglos, 300m high monoliths walls, in the Spanish province of Huesca in Aragon.
A new visit of the nets of Lanne en Barétous for the traditional pigeon hunt. See also my visit last year.
In the clouds of Ossau valley, Pic Lavigne, 2018m, then Pic Chérue, 2185m.... 8h walk....
Summer and unusual walk in the streets and on the deserted ski tracks of the altitude station of Arette la Pierre-Saint-Martin in the Pyrénées.
Starting Arette-la-Pierre-Saint-Martin, hiking along the Arlas and Soum Couy peaks, direction of the pic d'Anie's foot, in the lunar landscape of this karst area.
Preparing the Sport and Sustainable Development festival, BIE, Béarn Environment Initiatives team, has tested in real conditions one of the activities of the program: the...
A legendary pass of the Tour de France, rising up to 1709m. It is a 18km climb, 7% on average and 1200m between the foot and the summit. On the top you can find horses,...
2500m altitude to the top of the ride, starting from Gourette on the slopes of the Aubisque from the Ossau valley, 1200m elevation to reach the peak of Sanctus, Louesque...
Climb to the plateau de Lescun, route of Sanchèse, 8km, 8%... to visit the show of local artist Danièle Gay, after passing through Aspe valley, Sarrance, Bedous...
Walk in the clouds altitude 2000m to reach the karst plateau of the north side of the Orgues de Camplong, cirque de Lescun, vallée d'Aspe, Pyrénées.
Bike loop starting Aure valley in Hautes Pyrénées, Saint-Lary Soulan, two 1st category passes : Aspin, 12kn, 6,5%, Hourquette d'Ancizan, 10km 5%...
Ascension by Bielle of the famous col de Marie-Blanque, in the Pyrenees, 11km, 5%, with a beautiful and resting passage on the Plateau du Bénou.
Two small Pyrenean passes to discover at a bike allure, the Col de Lie, 600m, followed by the Col d'Ichère 674m, both 5km, average 5%. This way connects the Barétous and Aspe...
Enter a visual round, a incolor and black and white photography loop in Oloron-Sainte-Marie. Let yourself go with the melody of the street, trees, lights, dancing shadows...
The famous cols of Aubisque and of Soulor, in the Pyrénées are very popular for tourists, bikers, horses, sheep, etc.
Art and Nature : land art, story tellers, music, in Jouers, near Accous, in the heart of the Aspe valley during Phonies Bergères festival.
Short trip on Santiago de Compostela camino, over the remains of a time when this road was the main way to cross the Aspe valley.
Participation record for the seventh edition of the mountain race through the valley of Barétous. 25 km of efforts for the riders before reaching the finish in Arette.
Clearing by fire, ancestral agricultural technique... Night show in the Aspe Valley in the Pyrenees.
In the footsteps of the Empress Eugenie in the cave of the fairies near Eaux Chaudes in the Valley of Ossau for this caving trip ...
As part of the International Day for the prevention of natural risks, environmental organization Bearn Initiatives Environnement organizes an outreach in Canfranc in Spain...
Secular tradition, the principle of this hunt is to attract pigeons in nets stretched on top of the mountains.
17km from Sainte-Marie-de-Campan, 2h of climbing, and the great joy to achieve a kid dream....
Some flowers of the Pyrenees, endemic, some protected, in a grove of the Ossau valley.
Located in Aragon, Spain, frontier to the Aspe Valley, Estaens lake is also a dam, hydroelectric plant, which is located in France.
Bucolic walk in the heart of a grove in the Ossau valley, the owner attaches particular attention to endemic species.
At the bottom of the Pic du Midi d'Ossau, discover the Bious Artigue dam, the three lakes of Ayous and finally Bersau lake, up to 2150m high.