The Artouste Train
In 2012, the Artouste Train celebrated its 80 years!
Up above, snap a few photos of the surrounding summits before hopping on the legendary Artouste tourist train.
A mountainside train ride
Take advantage of the peaceful 50-minute ride to admire the bird’s-eye view of the Soussouéou Valley. Keep an eye open for marmots and discover the typical flora of this glacial valley, including rhododendrons and mountain pines. During the summer months, this peaceful valley becomes a centre of pastoralism, welcoming many shepherds at the head of a hungry flock.
A departure point for various hikes
Upon reaching the La Sagette railway station, a short 15-minute walk will take you above the Artouste Lake and its impressive dam. During the off season, athletic hikers can tackle the Ossau Valley peaks, continuing up to the Arrémoulit refuge (a 1 1/2-hour climb).
Afterwards, rest your legs aboard the Artouste tourist train for the ride back.
You would like to enjoy an open-air, high-altitude tour of the upper Ossau Valley? Then hop aboard the Artouste tourist train, for the ride of your life!
Phone : 0892 430 440 (0.50cts/min + prix d'un appel local)
Built to facilitate the construction of the Artouste Lake Dam in 1920, the train began transporting tourists in 1932.
Board an egg-like gondola lift in Artouste for a vertiginous climb and enjoy a spectacular panoramic view encompassing the Artouste Lake and, above all, the majestic Pic du Midi d'Ossau mountain.
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