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How to get to Hautes-Pyrénées

TGV trains from Paris serve Tarbes and Lourdes four times a day, taking about 6hrs. There are also nightly sleeper trains from Paris to Tarbes, and thrice-weekly sleeper trains that also carry cars (expensive, but useful time-savers on family holidays). A good source of timetable and practical information is Man in Seat 61 ( Eurostar can provide joint tickets for their own trains from London and onward journeys within France.
It’s about a 10hr drive from the ferry port and Eurotunnel terminal of Calais down to Tarbes in the Hautes-Pyrénées, with tolls costing about 60 euros in total. Or you can take a ferry from Portsmouth to Santander in northern Spain and then drive for about 4hrs. 

Tarbes–Lourdes–Pyrénées airport has daily links with Paris-Orly with Air France. However, you might find it cheaper (and easier) to take a budget flight to an airport such as Toulouse, Bordeaux or even Barcelona and hire a car there.

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