Geography


Travelling to the House

By Air

The area is very well served by flights from London and Paris. Pau Pyrenées airport, Tarbes/Lourdes and Biarritz airports are within easy reach. Bordeaux Mérignac and Toulouse Blagnac are also easy to reach in two hours.

From London the simplest route is by Cityjet, an Air France subsidiary, from London City airport directly to Pau. From Paris Air France flies several flights daily to Pau from Charles de Gaulle and Orly.

Budget airlines also serve the region. Flybe started a service from Southampton to Pau in 2011; Easyjet flies from Gatwick to Biarritz, and Ryanair currently flies from Stansted to Biarritz and Tarbes/Lourdes.

By Rail

TGV trains leave from Paris to Montparnasse about five times daily. In Pau you can connect to the local train towards Oloron-Sainte-Marie that takes you right into the village of Ogeu-les-Bains.

An overnight train runs from Paris-Austerlitz to Pau, leaving Paris at about 2300h each evening and arriving in Pau at 0715h. This also connects with the local train to Ogeu.

By Road

From Paris the quickest route is to follow the A10 to Bordeaux, to take the Bordeaux rocade (ring road) to the Toulouse autoroute (A62) as far as Langon. The new (and expensive) A65 autroute is now open as far as Pau, meeting the A64 just west of the town. Follow the A64 (Direction: Tarbes / Toulouse) to the Pau Centre exit and follow the N134 towards Oloron and Saragosse. About 9 km before Oloron you will turn left into the village of Ogeu.

An alternative route (prettier but longer) is to follow the A10 from Paris to the A20 and to head to Pau via Toulouse. At Toulouse you join the A64 in the direction of Tarbes, Bayonne and San Sebastian and take N134 from Pau as above.