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Guided tours

Welcome to the exceptional, historic places of Tarbes!
You’ll be taken aback by the wealth of our cultural and historic heritage.
You decide which sites you’d like to visit.
You’ll see, the town is full of surprises!
Nos visites guidées©VP Tarbes Tourisme

Our summer guided tours

You’ll be taken aback by our fascinating cultural and historic heritage…

Our guided tours are a fun and interesting way to learn more about our beautiful town of Tarbes with Brigitte, our tour guide.
Open for bookings:

  • “Walk in the footsteps of some illustrious people” Tuesdays 12 and 26 July + 9 August at 10 am
    From the historic centre, where the Cathedral of La Sède stands, to the wide open spaces to the south, let us tell you the story of some influential Tarbes residents. Through the equestrian and military domains, discover parks and beautiful residences with the majestic Pyrenees as a backdrop, an invitation to travel.


  • “Tarbes’ urban landscape: a look at the city centre’s heritage” Tuesdays 19 July + 2 and 16 August at 10 am
    Open your eyes and discover the particularities that shape the identity of the heart of Tarbes! Our guide will give you the keys to the history and architecture of the town to discover its secrets. Along the streets and squares, the buildings with their varied architecture, the painted decorations and the statues will be staged according to the anecdotes told.

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Guided tour on reservation / Limited places
Walking shoes recommended
Price: 5 € / person
-> To buy your tickets online, click on the chosen tour:
A walk in the footsteps of some famous people
Tarbes’ urban landscape: a look at the city centre’s heritage
-> To book your tickets at the Tourist Office: come and see us at 3 Cours Gambetta!

The mystery tour ‘Foch and the petrification mystery’ for children aged 9-12

We are looking for mini investigators to come and solve the mystery of the century!

A century after the Armistice of 1918, the budding little investigators will need to solve the mysteries of Tarbes to free the famous Marshal Foch, on this fun and educational trail.
You’ll need to watch carefully and be very attentive to be able to find the magic formula and make your parents proud!
The adventure begins: see you on Wednesday 3 August at 10am!

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Visit on reservation / Limited places
Walking shoes recommended
Prices: 8€/child (kit + visit) – 5€/accompanying adult (limited to 1 accompanying adult per child)
-> To buy your tickets online: click here
-> To book your tickets at the Tourist Office: come and see us at 3 Cours Gambetta!

Tarbes en tourisme - Office du tourisme - Hautes-Pyrénées - Tarbes fastueuse
Visite guidée du Haras©Service Com Mairie de Tarbes

Guided tour of the Haras

Come and explore this timeless place…

The Haras de Tarbes is an estate in the town centre, a classified historic site created by Napoleon in 1806, the birthplace of the Anglo-Arabian breed and a museum. Cécile and Raoul will take you on a tour of the museum and unveil the history and secrets of the horse stables with Empire-style architecture, the collection of horse-drawn carriages, the vast tack room and the magnificent Maison du Cheval. Depending on the day, you might be lucky enough to see the farrier working the iron in his forge, the equestrian artist in residence, and you can also watch the horses at work in the military section and the mounted police of Tarbes.

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Booking compulsory

Prices > Adult €7 / Child aged between 3 and 12: €2 / Student, horse rider, group: €5
Chemin de Mauhourat

+33 6 32 44 87 13 or +33 6 14 12 30 30


Guided tour of Musée Massey

Musée Massey boasts two unmissable collections in the former residence of Placide Massey, with surprising architecture and Moorish-style tower. The Musée International des Hussards, is a one-of-a-kind place that the whole family will enjoy, to discover the ‘Hussar’ style that is still very much in fashion today! The Fine Arts collection is centred around mythology and religious arts.

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Only for groups and with a prior booking
From Tuesday to Sunday
From 2 May to 30 September : from 10am to 12pm and from 2pm to 6:30pm
From 1 October to 30 April : from 10am to 12:30pm and from 2pm to 5:30pm

+33 5 62 44 36 95  


Tarbes en tourisme - Office du tourisme - Hautes-Pyrénées - Musée Massey
Tarbes en tourisme - Office du tourisme - Hautes-Pyrénées - Maison Foch

Guided tour of Marshal Foch’s childhood home

An 18th-century house with architecture that is characteristic of the Pyrenees…

The famous Marshal Foch was born here and spent the first twelve years of his life in this 18th-century house in the historic town centre of Tarbes, with architecture that is characteristic of the Pyrenees. We recommend coming here for the historic and architectural interest. Visit Maison Foch and take in the special atmosphere…, listed as a ‘Maison des Illustres’.

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Every day except Tuesday: 9.30am to 12.15pm and 2pm to 5pm
Prices: €2 for a tour / €5 for the Musée Massey + Maison Foch Pass

2 rue de la Victoire

+33 5 62 93 19 02


Tours with an audio guide

Download the application Tarbes Tourisme free-of-charge!

There are QR codes and signposts with explanations, and studs on the ground that will guide you around the various points of interest for the self-guided tours. Just wander around the town at your own pace and listen carefully, your smartphone will be your audio guide!

Added bonus

Tour for children ‘C’est moi le guide !’ (I’ll be the guide!)

Our team has concocted a fun self-guided tour especially for children, with an original games booklet!
A great way to visit the town as a family, and have fun at the same time.
The booklet is available upon request from the Tourist Office and can be downloaded here!

Tarbes en tourisme - Office du tourisme - Hautes-Pyrénées - L'application

For groups

Are you coming as a group? Come and explore the capital of the Bigorre region!
Here are our ideas and suggestions for themed tours of various sites.
Choose which one you’d like to do, combine with other tours and you’re guaranteed a great stay in Tarbes!
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