Attractions to explore nearby Petit train d'Artouste
Petit train d'Artouste is located in the Ossau valley, in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques. This tourist and historical railway allows a visit in the mountain to more than 2000 meters of altitude. It travels 10 kilometers on its narrow track. It offers plunging views over the Soussouéou valley. The departure is by cable car at the level of the Fabrèges lake. it is the second-highest tourist rail line in France and the fifteenth in Europe.
Pic du Midi d'Ossau is a beautiful mountain rising above the Ossau Valley in the French Pyrenees. This mountain measures under 3.000 m but rises alone above others in the area. its distinctive shape makes it a symbol of the French side of the Pyrenees. One of the nice trekking destination and also it offers a beautiful panoramic view of this area.
The lake Bious Artigues is a dam lake of the Pyrenees, located in the department of Pyrenees-Atlantiques region New Aquitaine. The lake is located in the Ossau valley, in the valley of the Gave de Bious. It is bordered to the south-east by the wood of Bious-Artigues with the crest of the Bear and the valley of the Moundelhs whose crest joins the peak of Midi d'Ossau. There is also a hydroelectric dam working on it. One of the nice trekking destination and there are so many activates too.
The Lac d'Artouste is a natural lake of glacial origin in the Ossau valley located at 1,997 meters altitude. It borders on three of its four sides with the Pyrenees National Park. It receives water from the Arrémoulit stream a meandering stream coming from the peak of the Arrious lake. There is a dam set in this area and it is one of the famous natural settings here.
The Col du Pourtalet or Col de Portalet is a 1794 m high mountain pass in the Pyrenees. The pass is usually open all year round and is only closed for a few days after heavy snowfall. It connects the Valle de Tena in the south with the Val d'Ossau in the north and has probably been used by people and their herds since the Neolithic. In the Middle Ages and in the early modern period, it was celebrated by pilgrims .