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You’ll be taken aback by the charm and wealth of the town’s main sights,
by the unique atmosphere and distinctive accents on our local markets, and also by the top-quality of our major festivals!
Here are 8 good reasons to come to Tarbes and to stay for as long as possible!

Massey's Gardens

Placide Massey (1777–1853), the king’s landscape gardener, donated this extraordinary garden, classified a ‘Remarkable Garden’, to Tarbes.


Musée Massey

Musée Massey is at the centre of Massey Gardens and exhibits two major collections in the former Moorish-style residence of famous botanist Placide Massey…


Our local markets

The biggest farmers’ market in south west France is right here in Tarbes!


Marshal Foch's childhood home

Come and visit this house in the historic town centre of Tarbes, admire the architecture that is characteristic of the Pyrenees, and take in the special atmosphere that tells the story of its past.


Tarbes Cathedral

The oldest monument in Tarbes, that can be recognised by its cobbled streets.


Nos grands évènements

All year round, there are some great cultural and sporting events held here, some of them even international or globally renowned!


The Haras de Tarbes

If we were to be told the story of the history of Tarbes, it would always come back to the Haras (stud farm).


Explore the area

Whether you come alone or as a family, whether you’re looking for art, nature or heritage, there’s always something to do in Tarbes.