October 2017

October was a fantastic month here in the Pyrénées the weather was warm, sunny and we took the opportunity to take some of our visitors on walks and hikes.  The school holidays was an opportunity to drag teens off their computers and out into the fresh air.

A quick snack at Le Refuge before tackling the snow fields.
Trecking through the snow field up to the Brèche de Roland.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We also enjoyed a day in the Val D’Azun which is a short drive away and a great place for snow shoeing (Raquettes) in the winter months with 65km of marked trails.  We walked up to Suyen Lake which is the first ‘high mountain’ lake of the Pyrenees National Park and is a perfect family walk with dramatic scenery and stunning views.  We had a packed lunch at the lake enjoying the sunshine then wandered back down to a bar/restaurant for a well earned beer!

Maggie and Trevor – keen walkers and wonderful friends.

 

The stunning Suyen Lake at the Val d’Azun

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finally at the end of the month Halloween is celebrated in France and our little village pulls out all the stops.  People decorate their gardens and children on the village along with parents visit each house to ‘trick or treat’ more like the UK.