Local Markets and Torch-lit Treks
Visit the excellent market in Arreau this morning and meet all sorts of local craftspeople, and producers of delicious local gastronomy such as cheeses, hams, biscuits and cakes.
You may also pick up hand made soaps, woollen garments or accessories crafted from locally spun angora goat’s wool and unusual objects made by a local woodturner from locally sourced wood.
Pop into a shop that sells local specialities and see them making traditional gâteau à la broche over an open fire. It’s a batter based cake that has been made in farmhouses in the Pyrenees since forever.
In the evening, meet your guide in Saint Lary before heading out for an easy atmospheric snowshoe outing, lit only by the moonlight and your headtorch.
After returning your snowshoes at the end of your outing (around 21h00) you’ll head down the valley to an artisanal cider producer. There, at big tables set alongside the huge wooden vats of cider, you can look forward to a hearty typical mountain dish, tartiflette (think potatoes, bacon, cheese….), accompanied by local charcuterie, cheese, and of course cider from the vats.
Luckily your B&B is within walking distance as you shouldn’t expect to finish your meal before 22h30!
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