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Hautes Pyrénées (65)
Population: 228,000 (2015)
Préfecture : Tarbes
Sub-prefectures: Argeles-Gazost, Bagneres-de-Bigorre.
Surface: 4,464 km2
Major sports clubs and events: Tarbes Pyrénées Rugby, Lourdes FC, Stade Bagnerais, CA Lannemezan (rugby union). Equestria Festival in Tarbes.
Main tourist sites: pilgrimage in Lourdes, spas (Bagneres, Bareges), ski and mountain (La Mongie), treks at Pic du Midi, Tourmalet, cirque de Gavarnie. Baronnies.
Economy: foot industry, rail, tourism, spas (Bagneres, Bareges).
Pyrénées Atlantiques (64)
Km 4.5 : Ibos
Notable for its beautiful 14th century collegiate church, Ibos is also the home of former rugby international Roland Bertranne.
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