La Maison d’en Bas
Vegetarian Chambres d’Hôtes / Bed and Breakfast
In the village of Etsaut,
In the heart of the French Pyrenees
Travel to Etsaut
The two closest international airports are Lourdes-Tarbes (1hour 50 mins drive from Etsaut); and Biarritz-Anglet-Bayonne. (about 2 hours drive from Etsaut). Click here to see a map with airports and stations highlighted
Ryanair uses both airports, Easyjet uses Biarritz-Anglet-Bayonne airport. Both are also used by Air France as well as a variety of other carriers.
The easiest way to get from these airports to Etsaut is to hire a car at the airport and drop it off when you return. If you are coming together with other people, this may also well be the cheapest way. However, you can also use public transport to get from these Airports to Etsaut.
Trains and Buses to Etsaut.
From Lourdes-Tarbes airport
Catch the no 2 bus or alternatively take a taxi from the airport terminal and get off at Lourdes Railway station (Lourdes Gare SNCF), . Lourdes is the first town you come to. The bus journey takes 15 minutes (the Lourdes bus is marked Pierrefitte N./Soulom). Timetable available at http://www.sla-airport.com/Fichiers/documents/50_MalignedesGavesETE2015.pdf http://www.tlp.aeroport.fr/gp/Parking-and-transportation/93
At Lourdes railway station, buy a ticket to Bedous. Change at Pau. Online tickets and timetables are also available from http://uk.voyages-sncf.com/en/. At Bedous station, take the bus to Etsaut.
Currently, the last train from Lourdes with a bus connection (from Bedous to Etsaut) leaves Lourdes at 13.20* There is a later train at 17.03 but this has no bus connection from Bedous to Etsaut.
From Biarritz-Anglet-Bayonne airport
Catch the 4 bus from the airport terminal to Biarritz Railway station (Biarritz Gare SNCF). The bus journey takes about 5 minutes or alternatively you can walk it in 20 minutes. At the railway station, buy a ticket to Bedous. Change at Pau (and sometimes also at Dax). Online tickets and timetables are also available from http://uk.voyages-sncf.com/en/.
Currently, the last train from Biarritz with a bus connection (from Bedous) to Etsaut leaves Bayonne at 14.00*. So, if you arrive in Biarritz in the afternoon, you may have to stay there (or at Pau) overnight.
Pau is the mainline train station nearest to Etsaut, it has direct connections to other major cities in France. From Pau, there is a small branch line to Bedous, and from Bedous there is a bus link direct to Etsaut (The bus departure times are coordinated with the train arrivals, so when you arrive at Bedous station, the bus to Etsaut should be waiting outside in the station car park). Online tickets and timetables are also available from http://uk.voyages-sncf.com/en/.
Finding the house
La Maison d’en Bas is situated approximately 50 metres from the central village square and 50 metres from la Maison du Parc (information centre for the Pyrenees National Park) at the junction of Rue d’en Bas, and Chemin de Yèse.
There is a parking space available on the pavement opposite the house, however the space is limited and you may find it better to park in the village square or in front of the Maison du Park (the old railway station).
*Bus and train times do change, so make sure to double-check them before booking flights