This emblematic breed of our mountains is in the spotlight on Saturday and Sunday in the spa town, with international competitions in particular.
More than 300 dogs expected and even more lovers of these beasts: started on Saturday, the Festival of the dogs of the Pyrenees continues again this Sunday in Argelès-Gazost, within the framework of the thermal park.
Meet from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. to admire the most beautiful and valiant patous, who will compete in several competitions. An appointment created 21 years ago and whose attractiveness is undeniable, with the always numerous participation of foreign candidates.
At 8:00 a.m., the Special Agility test will take place, in partnership with the Club des Rives de l’Adour. sociability and fitness for use). At noon, it will be time for conviviality with a meal to music prepared by the Confrérie de la garbure. Mr Vagabond and his burgers will also delight you, at the casino level. 3 p.m. will mark the end of judging, with an interlude of demonstrations that should not be missed. At 3:30 p.m., go to the ring of honor with parade and designation of the best subject of each race.
Throughout the day, you can also enjoy a gourmet and craft market. Children can have their faces painted and take part in a circus workshop.
You can also prolong the pleasure of the day by joining the events organized for the European Heritage Days: exhibitions and a book and craft fair organized by the Society for the Study of the Seven Valleys, under the marquee of the thermal park.Sunday , departure at 9am, in front of the town hall for a mushroom outing. At 2pm, the town hall will present the progress of its atlas of municipal biodiversity and sponsorship for the planting of trees in the thermal park.