The Bigorre (in Gascon Bigòrra ) can be described a such country , or a microphone-area of French south-west. Small share of Gascogne, Bigorre is, in particular by the traditional language, alternative of the Gascon, in Gascon mobility. For as much, it is characterized some by structural specificities, a latent history, culture and a folklore which are clean for him.
One often compares Bigorre to the current department of the Hautes-Pyrénées, but, this one would not represent, in fact, that a vast Western part of the territory which can be to him allotted. It is at the time of Charlemagne that its borders are defined. It is then a county constitutive of the duchy of Gascogne.
From the central part of the chain of the Pyrenees, Bigorre extends, thus, in North, in the axis of the higher courses of the Gave of Pau and Adour. Mountainous region, it is border with the Iberian peninsula and culminates, with the peak Vignemale, 3298 Mr.
The principal and capital city historical is Tarbes which has joins together around it an agglomeration, Large Tarbes, including/understanding common secondaries such as Ibos, Aureilhan, Orleix or Séméac.
The mariale city, Heavy, catholic place of pilgrimage, is famous all over the world.
Bagnères-with-Bigorre, Argelès-Gazost is, more marginally known for their thermal baths and casinos.
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