The nearest town, Bagnères-de-Bigorre is a spa and a visit to the thermal spa with roof top jacuzzis and sun deck is highly recommended. Find out about it (in French, but click on the Union Jack for a translation into English) at http://www.aquensis.fr
As well as supermarkets, there are all sorts of speciality shops in Bagnères-de-Bigorre . Or you can go further afield. Pau (60 kilometres away) and Tarbes (17 kilometres away) are both excellent places to visit and to shop. And if you're in Bagnères-de-Bigorre on a Saturday you must meander down to the marvellous market. There are also many brocantes and vide greniers ( boot sales ) to browse and take home some hidden French treasures.
La Mongie (Tourmalet), the largest downhill ski resort in the French Pyrénées is about 30 minutes drive away from Trebons. You will find fantastic skiing here, suitable for all levels. There are 69 pistes (one is floodlit) totalling 100 km of runs. There are also snow cannons to ensure good snow and a snow park for 'boarders'. And if you've been an Alpine skier you will find the prices very attractive. During the ski season there is a bus service between Bagnères-de-Bigorre and the ski resort. Click here to look at the Tourmalet website. ( http://www.n-py.com/en/) in English.
Other downhill ski resorts such as Cauterets, St Lary, Luz-St-Saveur and Peyragudes, are also not too far away.
can be found in the area as well. The closest resort is Payolle, where snow-shoe walking is also available. Their website is http://www.epyrenees.com/guide/resort.php?resort=326. There are many other resorts such as Val d'Azun ( http://www.valdazun.com/) about 50 minutes drive away; these are also places worth visiting at any time of the year.
The Tour de France often passes nearby and two of its most famous climbs are nearby: the Col de Tourmalet and the Col d'Aspen. Bring your bike or rent one and you, too, can try these out. There's more gentle cycling for the less fanatical and mountain biking as well. Planet'air65 in Bagnères-de-Bigorre rents – and repairs – bikes. You can also hire fishing equipment, among other things, from them. You can find them at 28 Route De Toulouse. Their phone number is 0562 950393 or 0033 562 950393 from the UK.
Not far from Bagnères-de-Bigorre is an 18 hole golf course with panoramic mountain views. It has its own website (in French): http://www.golf-bigorre.fr/ The challenging golf course of Lourdes is situated on the banks of lake Lourdes 15 mins away from us. Pau the oldest golf club in France is one hour's journey. There is also mini-golf located in the town itself.
As the Pyrenees are mountainous be prepared for all weather conditions. However on average, the Pyrenees enjoys 300 days & 2,000 hrs of sunshine a year. Making it one of the sunniest regions in France.
Other sporting activities available in the area include paraponting, fishing, horse riding, rock climbing, tennis, white water rafting, canoing, kayaking, walking and hiking.
And finally...Visit http://www.ville-bagneresdebigorre.fr/ to see more pictures of our nearest town and, if you speak French, to find out a little more about it. Or go to http://www.epyrenees.com/guide/resort.php?resort=335 for stuff in English.