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According to legend, the vicar of Béarn defied the archbishop of Morlaàs who raised a bear by maintaining that one of his cows would carry him to battle, which happened ... Symbol of pastoralism, the cow is queen in the heart Of the Ossalois.
The Lac d'Ayous and the Pic du Midi d'Ossau
Lake Gentau is a lake in the Ossau Valley which is part of the Ayous lakes. It is at an altitude of 1,947 m and its maximum depth is 20 m .. The Pyrenees lakes are natural or artificial. They are generally of glacial origin and are classified according to their biological productivity: green lakes, cold lakes, lakes of lawn and polar lakes.
The Little Train of Artouste
The highest train in Europe, offers you the possibility to access the wonders of nature in the mountains and its secrets. It is one of the most beautiful walks in the area. This small train at 2000 m altitude will allow you to discover the azure blue of Lake Artouste, explore its underground galleries, accompanied by a guide, or simply stay on the surface to become familiar with pastoralism.
The Cliff of the Vultures
In the heart of the small village of Aste-Béon, at the foot of the Natural Reserve of Ossau, the unique Cliff Vulture Observatory, invites you on a journey to discover our great Pyrenean raptors and life of our shepherds.
Gourette and Artouste Ski Resorts
Gourette is a winter ski resort in the French Pyrenees at an altitude of 1,400 meters.
Artouste, or Artouste-Fabrèges, is an altitude winter sports resort (cross-country skiing and piste).
The Pic du Midi d'Ossau
Nicknamed the Jean-Pierre, the Pic du Midi d'Ossau (Gascon lo peak of Mieidia d'Aussau) is a summit of the French Pyrenees (Pyrenees Atlantiques) whose characteristic shape recalls that of a tooth. Its altitude is 2,884 meters.
Its shape and its isolation make it particularly visible and recognizable from the plains of Aquitaine.
It is the emblem of the Ossau valley of Pauet of the Paloise section, the main Béarn rugby club, as well as numerous Béarnese companies who have chosen it to create a logo.