The Marcadieu Hall
With its magnificent Baltard-type architecture dating from 1883, the Marcadieu hall is home to a popular market every Thursday morning, the beating heart of the Hautes-Pyrénées department for a few hours.
We are not quite in a church, but in a cellar built ex-nihilo in 1995 in the heart of a historic monument, the temple of “Tannat” , whose cult is celebrated by the most famous of Madiran's winegrowers, Alain Brumont. A pioneer who has shown that yes, a gorgeous wine can grow at the foot of the Pyrenees.
The Escaladieu Abbey
Deep in the Pyrenean Baronnies, at the foot of a Gaston Fébus castle, lies hidden an abbey full of bucolic mystery, Escaladieu. Taken over in 1997 by the Departmental Council, this Cistercian abbey shows off its great potential value and has just benefited from substantial works to make it more accessible.
The National stud farm
The history of Tarbes is inextricably linked with that of the Navarrin horses, the best European army horses, and with the regiments of Hussars who rode them (the Massey museum is dedicated to them). It was created by Napoleon I in 1806.