Local products – Local markets

Local products

We will be happy to accompany you in the discovery of GASTRONOMY IN THE PYRENEES BÉARNAISE (products and specialties of Béarn).

To give you a first idea, we offer here some non-exhaustive examples of the wide range of our local products and the places where you can buy them. Depending on your tastes, we will be keen to guide you as best as possible during your stay in our guest house.

Wine

Introduced by the Romans in Béarn at the gates of the Aspe and Ossau valleys, the Jurançon vineyard, typical of the Pyrenees, today produces excellent dry and sweet white wines made famous by Henri IV.Wine lovers, you will be able to taste some wines in the many castles of the region ( https://www.vins-jurancon.fr/vigneron/22-domaine-coustarret , https://www.cavedejurancon.com/ ).

Vegetables, Fish, Meat

Garbure , ancestral vegetable soup from the Pyrenees, made with love from tasty local products, will delight you in the restaurants marked "Tables de la Garbure". If you feel like it, in September you can take part in the Garburade, the Garbure World Championship.

Trout from our mountain streams are very popular with more and more ""no kill"" fishermen. The gourmet plates are supplied by fish farms in the valleys.

The cold cuts,of which the boudin béarnais is a good example, the lamb meat and the Blonde d'Aquitaine, very characteristic of our region, will pleasantly surprise your taste buds.

Cheese

Béarn is also synonymous with sheep's cheese , in particular by the famous appellation OSSAU-IRATY. The transhumance to the mountain pastures is a highlight of late spring in Haut-Béarn with joyous celebrations in many villages.

The cheese dairies open their doors throughout the year, to introduce you to the flavors of local sheep, goat or cow cheeses ( https://www.ferme-recebire.com/ , https://capricesdelescun .wordpress.com/ ).

Desserts

Typically from Oloro, the ""Le Russe"" cakefrom Artigarede will delight your palate.

The same applies to chocolate, a traditional product from the South-West. Lindt has understood this well and its factory store in Oloron Saint Marie is known as far as Spain ( https://www.lindt.fr/magasins ).

The well-preserved nature also offers a range of high quality original honeys and jams .

In any case, do not hesitate to contact us to best guide your choices.

local markets

We can direct you to one of the local markets in the region where, whatever the day of the week, you can enjoy local products:

  • Monday: Monein
  • Wednesday: Arette in Haut Béarn, Navarrenx in Béarn des Gaves
  • Thursday: Bedous in Haut Béarn ( local artisans and producers ) or Salies de Béarn in Béarn des Gaves
  • Friday: Oloron Sainte Marie at the Town Hall
  • Saturday: Oloron Sainte Marie at Ferme Borderouge, farmers market
  • Sunday: Oloron Sainte Marie at the Cathedral, ethical market or Aramits

The list of all the markets of the Pyrenees Béarnaises is here