Lanne-en-Barétous is a small rural town of 520 inhabitants with 1,000 years of history, in a verdant setting harbouring numerous treasures.
Issarbe will brighten up your winter days with its Nordic skiing area (cross-country skiing and snowshoes) and its heated outdoor swimming pool will cool your sunny summer days. In autumn, you can watch or take part in traditional pigeon-netting at the remarkable Pantières d’Ayducq site, or gather bilberries and mushrooms.
Visitors can go walking, pony trekking and ATB riding throughout the year, in the village, the Barlanès Valley or at the Col d’Issarbe pass, which offers a magnificent panorama of the Lanne Forest, a domain of hundred-year-old Beeches and Mountain Pines. Climbing awaits sports-lovers at the Pic d’Arguibelle, from which you will almost certainly catch sight of Egyptian vultures and peregrine falcons.
Lanne-en-Barétous is a land of traditional pasturing, with the transhumance still taking place between the farms and the summer pastures, Pyrenean pure sheep milk cheese-making, breeding Basco-béarnaise sheep and the production of young lambs.
Finally, when visiting the village don’t forget to stop at the Church, built in the 17th century, and at the Château de Lanne, a small manor house of feudal origin, which belonged to Porthos, one of the famous Royal Musketeers.