Theme Week Gascony – Tarbes

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Town Hall © Florent Pécassou/cc-by-sa-3.0

Town Hall © Florent Pécassou/cc-by-sa-3.0

Tarbes is a commune in the Hautes-Pyrénées department in south-western France. It was known as Turba or Tarba in Roman times. It is part of the historical region of Gascony. It is the second largest metropolitan area of Midi-Pyrénées, with 110,000 inhabitants.

It is the seat of the diocese of Tarbes-et-Lourdes. The 1st Parachute Hussar Regiment and 35th Parachute Artillery Regiment are stationed in Tarbes.

Villa Bel Air © Florent Pécassou/cc-by-sa-3.0 Native House of Marshal Foch © Olivier2000 Musée des Beaux-Arts © Jean-Noël Lafargue Marcadieu market hall © Alcide/cc-by-sa-3.0 Hôtel Brauhauban © Florent Pécassou/cc-by-sa-3.0 Town Hall © Florent Pécassou/cc-by-sa-3.0
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Hôtel Brauhauban © Florent Pécassou/cc-by-sa-3.0
To the south of Tarbes is the pilgrimage town of Lourdes and the border with Spain. The Pyrenees mountains, lying along the border between France and Spain, can be seen from the town.

Several stages of the Tour de France went through Tarbes or had the place as starting and ending point. Tarbes features an oceanic climate, with relatively hot summers, mild winters and abundant rainfall. Tarbes is served by the small Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrénées Airport situated 10 kilometers away of the city centre.

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