Gite / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 146 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Gite Alexandre was built in the1800's & as we holidayed in France ourselves when we renovated it we thought of everything we had wanted when we rented a Gite. So as you enter there is a fitted kitchen/diner with washing machine, Lounge to the right with free to air English & French TV, downstairs loo. Upstairs there is a double bedroom with shower en-suite & twin room shower en-suite.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 2 en suites and 2 shower rooms
Nearest beach Biarritz 146 km
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 7 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Pau 25 km, Nearest railway: Pau 28 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
Pool Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture Double Beds (1), Sofa Beds (1), Single Beds (2), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 7
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available
Outdoors Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

The Gite is fully equipped with every thing we could think of except a dishwasher sorry, but you are on holiday.

There are some lovely restaurants in the area so why not treat yourselves & sample the lovely local cooking, or use the Barbie or you can even book an evening meal with us at a cost of 18euros per head including wine please give at least 1 days notice.

Further details outdoors

In your own private garden there is a BBQ covered seating area & sunbeds.

At the pool, there is a pool house with BBQ, cooker,fridge etc for your use & sunbeds.

Further details

We prefer Saturday changeovers however should you wish to arrive on a different day then please ask & we can advise you the cost of the Gite as a supplement will be payable. To book 25% of the full amount is required as deposit which is non-refundable. Balance due 8 weeks before start of rental period. We require a security deposit of £200/200euros which will be refunded within 2 weeks of the end of your stay. In the event of cancellation, refunds can only be made if the property is re-let therefore we advise customers to have insurance to cover this. Towels & linen are included in the price & a welcome pack of Tea Coffee etc is also included. PLEASE NOTE FOR RENTALS NOVEMBER - APRIL THERE IS A SUPPLEMENT PAYABLE FOR THE ELECTRICITY.

PLEASE Note from 2011 Tax de Sejour is payable at .50cents per person per night for Adults & children 13yrs & over.

The Bearn region

Gite Alexandre is in a quiet village called Simacourbe which is 20mins north of Pau. We are at the base of the Pyrenees so there is a sport/activitiy for everyone. We have great vineyards around us and there are many domains to visit to taste the local wines. We are 20mins from Pau with it's lovely Chateau & Park. We are 1hr 40 from the Spainish border, 1hr 45 from Biarritz & 20mins from Lourdes. We have 2 race tracks near by so if you are a Motorcyclists why not come & enjoy a track day & rides in the Pyrenees.


We are 20mins from Pau with it's lovely Chateau & Park. We are 1hr 40 from the Spainish border, 1hr 45 from Biarritz & 20mins from Lourdes. The Pyrenees National Park is spread over 46,000 hectares and represents more than 100km of high mountains separating France and Spain. There are 350km of sign posted trails and offers all the best in walking, fantastic scenery, good weather and variety for all. If you fancy driving to Laruns approx. 1hr 25mins away you will find one of the Pyrenees National Park information centres where they can help and advise you on the type of walk you are looking for should it be taking in the lakes or looking at the flowers or the wildlife. A good website for information I found is
We are approx. 1hr 40mins from Le Pont d’Espagne where you can see the beautiful waterfalls & only 7kms from Cauterets which also has great walks.
Le Cirque de Gavarine is approx 2hrs away but well worth a visit with 17 summits at more than 3000m sheltering the biggest waterfall of Europe [423m]
Should you wish to explore the local villages and places of interest then we can provide you with walks starting from 2km and going up to 15km so what ever your level there is something for everyone to enjoy. Gite Alexandre is situated in a great wine growing area & is close to many vineyards. To the South of Pau you have the wines of Jurançon & to the North of Pau you have the wines of Madarin & Pacherence du Vic Bilh. There are many many producers all within easy reach & most domaines are only to pleased to show you around & explain the different grapes & methods they use. At the end of the tour they are only to happy for you to sample their wine of which they are very proud. Chateau de Diusse approx 20mins away, Chateau d’Arrica Bordes approx 15mins away are just 2 of the local producers of the Madarin & Pacherence du Vic Bilh.
For those wishing to try the wines of Jurançon its approx 45mins away, but well worth a visit & in the village of Gan there is the syndicat of the wines of Jurançon where you can sample the wines of the many producers as the vines are grown over an area of 600 hectares. These are just a few as there are to many to mention but don’t take our word for it you will have to come & taste for yourself.
Pau Golf club is approx 35mins away & is an 18 hole course created in 1856 by the architect Willy Dunn & is the oldest in Continental Europe [excluding Britian]. A great historic course not to be missed with a couple of drives across the Gave de Pau PAR 69 5314m.
Blue Green Golf de Pau Artigulouve is approx 35mins away at the foot of the Pyrenees a splendid 18 hole course laid out in natural surroundings with 7 water obstacles & Palm trees to avoid this tight & technical challenging course & will demand the best of your abilities whatever your level PAR 70 5850m
Golf du lac de Lourdes is approx 45mins away an 18 hole course created in 1988 & is beautifully situated on the southern bank of the lake of Lourdes & 4kms from the town centre. Each hole of this woodland course offers magnificent views of the Pyrenees & offers a variety of challenges to the golfer who appreciates a technical & physical round PAR 71 5600m There are many more beautiful courses within easy reach of the Gite. We are 1hr 30 from the Atlantic coast for Biarritz & Hossegor which has great beaches to stroll along & chill out. If you are interested it is also a great place for surfing. If you are after the Med then Narbonne-Plage is
approximately 3hrs 45.
We are ideally placed for Skiing/Snowboarding whatever your level there are Ski/Snowboard schools at all resorts & the prices are very reasonable for equipment hire, lift passes & lessons.
Gourette is approx 1hr 20 & the station is at 1400-2400m it has 25 pistes in 90 hectares & has been updated with 16 ski lifts, with an area for beginners, a snow park, 150 snow cannons & an altitude restaurant great fun for all.
Artouste-Fabrèges approx 1hr 20 & the station is at1400-2100m opposite the Pic du Midi d’Ossau. Artouste is a small resort with it’s high altitude & village on the banks of lake Fabrège, there are 15 pistes set in 150 hectares, snow park & altitude restaurant for those who love snow sports in the depths of nature.
Cauterets is approx 1hr 30 at 1850-2350m & I would say the better known ski resort by us Brits, it has 21 pistes, snow park & 2 altitude restaurants.
All have very good websites for you to have a look at before you arrive.
Special Events
May: Pau Historic racing
June: Formula 3 racing
July: Tour de France
August: Jazz Festival at Marciac
October: Le Concours Complete International which is a great 3-day Equestrian event

The above are just a few of the different events within easy reach of us, so no matter what you are looking for I'm sure you will find it. But of course should you just wish to chill out & relax by the side of the pool to top up your tan then there is no need to go anywhere - Gite Alexandre is the ideal place for you.