Hautes Pyrenees

Hautes-Pyrénées is a department in southwestern France. Historically the department was part of Bigorre, a county at times independent but later part of Gascony province. Large parts of the area were held by the English after the Treaty of Brétigny, 1360.

The Hautes-Pyrénées is a mountainous agricultural landscape of villages, farms, fields, upland pastures and winding mountain roads. On the border between France and Spain, the department is centered on the peak of Mont Perdu.

One of the most famous towns in this department is Lourdes. Following the Apparitions of 'Our Lady' to Bernadette, The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes has developed into a major tourist destination. Today Lourdes has a population of some 17,000 inhabitants but is able to take in some 5,000,000 pilgrims and tourists every season.

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