This website is about our Gîtes, us and what you can do when you holiday in the Pyrenees; have a good look around it, hope to see you soon in the Pyrenees. Perhaps you’ll join us for a glass or two of wine in the secluded back garden, and at least a few cold beers sitting on our now infamous front steps as the sun goes down.

Welcome to Pyrenees Holiday Gîtes / Laroca

We are virtually in the centre of the Pyrenees, nestled in the mountains at the foot of the Col des Ares, which is often used as a mountain climb or descent on the Tour de France, in a beautiful little village called ORE.

Click here to see where we are and how to find us.

There are good road links to our Gîtes that can enhance your adventures whilst you holiday here in the Pyrenees.

Spain is just a 20 minute drive from us to the south, for cheap booze and fuel.
Toulouse is 1½ hours from us.
The Atlantic coast and Biarritz are a 2½ hour drive away.
The Mediterranean coast is 2½ hours to the east of us.
The ski resorts are all around us and you can reach 8 of them with a maximum 1½ hours drive to the furthest resort.

The Pyrenees mountains are all around us, and they are one big adventure playground, that offer a huge variety of things to do and see. Of late we have been enjoying some fabulous weather, so come and enjoy it with us. We are ideally situated for:

Our life in the Pyrenees

We are Lauren, Rob and Carol. We enjoy skiing, outdoor life and being together as a family.

We are now enjoying the warmer Spring weather and soon be having our summer and so it’s getting warmer; time for lazy days at the lake, cycling, walking, rafting or whatever takes your fancy.

Living here in the Pyrenees we can achieve the things that are important to us. The Pyrenees are a truly beautiful place to live; the weather allows us to be outdoors most of the time; the skiing is fantastic and almost on our doorstep; and best of all we are together.

We were fed up with the “rat race”, having no time for ourselves, doing jobs we hated and trying to make ends meet. The only thing to do was to get out, and for us, there is no going back.

We began our search in northern Spain, but turned down the opportunity to own an almond ranch after falling for the year-round beauty of the French Pyrenees. We stumbled across the idyllic village of Ore, and in particular a house and barn built in 1841, that we call LAROCA, and our home.

We have integrated into the French way of life perfectly – laid back and relaxed.