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Old December 25th, 2004, 09:28 PM   #1
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Pictures of Tarbes

Tarbes is an ordinary town. In the southwest France. It's at the feet of the mountains. But when it comes to architecture it's not a wonder. It's the birthplace of the Maréchal Foch and is the military industrial town of France. It's also the place where one of the two fencing schools of France is (the other is in Paris), and also where the equitation national school is. I lived there for 14 years. In high school, in math class, I had the world 5th best in fencing at my left, and the world 12th best at my right.

The Jardin Massey is the public park. It was almost entirely destroyed during the great storm of 1999.























The City house with its square.





The Place de Verdun is the main square.













And pics from the town itself.

















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Old December 21st, 2011, 10:14 PM   #2
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Last summer I visited Tarbes, so I show you the pics I took there


Active market of Mercadieu















Santa Teresa













Theatre











Odd church building








Army building (I don't know about the contents...)




"Le Rex" Hotel in the city centre. Pics don't make justice to reality...










Verdun square, main square of Tarbes







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Basque presence, common in French cities.

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Not all is impecabble in France... vandalism :O








Verdun Square delivers traffic to different districts.




Rue Meréchal Moch






Courts




boutique Burton, wonderful building






Andalusia!






Galeries Lafayette








Town Hall square








Mairie (Town council)











Terrible...






BNP Paribas









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Old December 22nd, 2011, 05:12 PM   #4
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I visited Tarbes in 2007. Nice little town. The Rex Hotel at night is awesome
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Old December 22nd, 2011, 05:34 PM   #5
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Who would have thought such a little place could get tourists.

Where is it already?
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