Chalet Hay is located in the small French village of Gripp. Gripp is conveniently located only a 10 minute drive away from the Pyrenees largest ski resort La Mongie, 5 minutes away from the amenities of the small town Marie St Campan and only 20 minutes away from the spa town of Bagneres-de-Bigorre.
There are four airports within easy reach,
Lourdes – 1 hour by car
Pau – 1.5 hours by car
Toulouse – 2 hours by car
Biarritz – 2 hours by car
You can fly to the above airports from many UK and Ireland airports.
Easyjet has cheap flights to Toulouse and to Biarritz
British Airways flies to Toulouse from most major airports
Jet2 flies from Belfast International, Leeds-Bradford, Newcastle and Edinburgh to Toulouse
Aer Lingus flies from Dublin to Toulouse
CityJet flies from London City to Pau
Ryanair flies from London Stanstead to Lourdes.
Cars can be hired from the airport, for best prices we advise booking in advance. All the usual operators are present and we use holidayextras for competitive prices. For car hire in the winter make sure you pre-order snow chains or snow socks.
From The Airport
Toulouse – Autoroute A64 “La Pyrénéenne” from Toulouse (direction Tarbes-Lourdes) taking exit 14 “Tournay” and follow signs for Bagneres-de-Bigorre
Biarritz – Autoroute A64 “La Pyrénéenne” from Biarritz (direction Toulouse) taking exit 12 “Tarbes Ouest” and follow signs for Bagneres-de-Bigorre
Pau – Autoroute A64 “La Pyrénéenne” from Biarritz (direction Toulouse) taking exit 12 “Tarbes Ouest” and follow signs for Bagneres-de-Bigorre
Lourdes – Follow signs for Bagneres-de-Bigorre
Once you have reached Bagneres-de-Bigorre follow the signs for La Mongie. Gripp is located 10 mins past St Marie de Campan. Once in Gripp take the first left hand turning by the small church and take the right at the ‘t’ junction. This will take you down a small lane with the stream on your right. Follow this lane down for approx 500 yards and Chalet Hay is located on your left.
Driving to the Pyrenees is a great way of seeing France and there are plenty of roadside hotels should you wish to make a stopover en-route.
For good directions we suggest using the Via Michelin direction finder website.
Book through Rail Europe. Travel from London St Pancras to Lourdes for as cheap as £109 return if you book well in advance. Then just hire a car from Lourdes train station, again this is best booked in advance for the best rates. Then just a 40 minute drive to the chalet. Not only is this good for your carbon footprint, but it’s a great way to see the beautiful French countryside