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  • Leaders
  • Caravan
  • Start town
  • Finish town
  • Feeding zone
  • Checkpoints
  • Sprint
  • Last kilometre
  • Hors catégorie climb
  • Points of interest
  • Cobblestones sectors

On the road

Hautes-Pyrénées (65)

Midi-Pyrenees region
Population: 229,458 (2010)
Prefecture: Tarbes
Sub-Prefectures: Argeles-Gazost, Bagneres-de-Bigorre.  
Surface: 4,464 km2
Largest town: Tarbes (43,000)
Economy: food industry, rail industry, tourism, spas (Bagneres, Bareges).
Specialities: Tarbais beans, onions of Trebons, garbure (soup), foie gras, gateau à la broche. Wines
Tourism: pilgrimage to Lourdes, spas (Bagneres, Bareges), ski and mountain (La Mongie),  treks to Pic du Midi, Tourmalet, cirque de Gavarnie. Baronnies.
Website: www.cg65.fr

Km 65 : Bagnères-De-Bigorre

Première victoire d'étape sur le Tour pour Daniel Martin sur l’étape 9 du Tour de France 2013 à Bagnères-De-Bigorre © Presse Sports / PaponGrands Thermes © Florent PécassouJacobins tower © Florent Pécassou

Population: 8,700
 
The Tour stopped 11 times in the thermal town, the last in 2013 with a stage victory by Dan Martin. Are not to be missed the Grands Thermes (Great Baths), once attended by George Sand or Lamartine, the Gothic Saint-Vincent church, the Jacobins Tower or the beautiful caves of Medous.

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