Catherine and her partner were a pleasure to meet. Self-contained apartments renovated to a high standard. This was the only accommodation on our 11 day tour of the Pyrenees where we decided to have a relaxing evening in, with a takeout and a few bottles of red. Fantastic place to relax and chill out.
Three English motorcyclists

A big thank you for your friendliness and professionalism. My children gave me the happy surprise of celebrating my birthday in this sublime place surrounded by people I love. This wonderful memory will remain forever etched in my memory. I wish you long life in your business and good luck because you deserve it.
Isabelle from Pau

Thank you !! A corner of paradise at home !!!
Tutti collective

This is the second time we have come and one thing for sure is that we will be back !!!!!
Magnificent, peaceful setting. We feel good there !!!! We say to you soon!
Audrey, Bordeaux vineyard

Pleasant place, high quality and modern apartment with everything to feel good. The owners at this magnificent site.
Miguel and Aurélie, future Oloronais

We enjoyed everything.We had a very good stay. Our independent lodging was very calm. It is perfectly equipped, we really felt at home. Thank you to the hosts for their kindness and their little attentions. Thank you also for welcoming both humans and our animal friends (Bernese Mountain dog). We will be back with great pleasure.
Cécile, Center Region

Béarn was a discovery for us, oh so pleasing! Moreover ... at home, it was a delight!
Yvette, Provence

Perfect stay! The cottage is very spacious, tastefully decorated, with all the comforts. Nothing is missing. Quiet setting, with nature around, ideal place to visit the surroundings. Catherine and Vincent are at the top! Always available and attentive, very good advice. The region is magnificent! Go ahead, you won't be disappointed!
Patricia, Marseilles

We had a great short stay. The welcome is warm. The perfect lodging. And in addition there is everything you need to store bikes safely. An excellent address.
Pascal, Landes

It is the perfect site to disconnect, in the middle of nature. Animals, a lodge where nothing is missing .... We will be back, there is no doubt!
Roberto, Spain

We thank you for the ten days spent in your gite Barétous.
The place and the region have something to satisfy all families (visits, museums, historic towns, markets or hikes)!
The structure, the swimming pool and its deckchairs, the playroom for the family, the swing, the tranpoline, the animals, ... Everything was perfect! (Without forgetting the washing machine)
The cottage and its private courtyard, very clean, perfectly furnished (cot, drying rack, sheets and bed linen at the top, equipped kitchen, dishwasher, large shower and beds 200 × 200cm!, the barbecue with charcoal provided ...) Everything is thought for your hosts and it is the biggest asset of your place! We felt right at home!
Being able to leave with the whole family was a joy, we will be back! The hens feasted on the morning slugs, the dogs for swimming and our 10-month-old daughter even made her nights as the place is calm.You are a friendly and very attentive couple, who pay particular attention to each of them. its tenants. Thank you again for all these beautiful memories!
Sophie and Vincent, Picardy

The cottage is ideally placed for exploring the region. It is tastefully equipped and furnished both inside and out. Everything is designed so that the stay goes as well as possible by a very nice young couple. Some examples: the excellent bedding, the quality of the household appliances, the pleasant terrace and its furniture, the swimming pool and its massage jets and for children: animals, outdoor games and the large games room. In short, an enchanting place!
Everything was perfect.
Fabienne, Pays de la Loire

It is a quiet place, very well appointed and with hosts always ready to help. Impeccable cleanliness and beautiful decoration. Very well located for excursions in the superb nature that surrounds it. Also very well located for sightseeing in places steeped in art and history. From a gastronomic point of view, you cannot go home without buying the chocolates from the Lindt factory which is in the same town! We are coming back this year to enjoy this wonderful place once again!
Maria, Zaragoza

Do not hesitate: it is 4 stars ... Excellent value for money. The dream come true thanks to the investment of charming hosts!
Bertrand, Anjou

Magnificent property. Wifi at the top. Thank you !
StudioSat, team of cameramen who came to cover the Tour de France

A dream holiday, in excellent accommodation and magnificent surroundings, with a perfect welcome from the owners.
Alfonso, Spain

Friends of zenitude and benevolence: you will find your place here! The hosts of this paradise offer a flawless welcome and listening (and plenty of advice) while being absolutely discreet. As for the domain: all the attentions are there too. From the reception with its little treasures, its 2 hectares with multiple occupations between swimming pool, land and children's playroom, enclosures with donkeys, goats, geese, to the accommodation itself where, again, NOTHING is missing and everything is tastefully furnished ... All quiet but close to everything (city, hiking, fitness trail, ...) and the icing on the cake: our pets are welcome. It was perfect !!! You will see us again: for sure THOUSAND THANKS and long live your beautiful project !!!
Carole, Aquitaine

Very pleasant place, the owners are very welcoming, very outgoing and very helpful. Unforgettable stay, to be redone. We recommend this place to have a peaceful time.
Marie and Sylvain, Carcassonne

We spent 15 days at Gîtes L'escargot bleu in the Pyrénées Atlantiques at the beginning of August, it is a very beautiful place.
Ideal for exploring the region and dogs are allowed without conditions.
Catherine and Vincent are welcoming and friendly.
I wish them good continuation in their activity.
Kisses from Noooord!
Nathalie, Hauts-de-France

A corner of paradise, close to nature and all amenities. A super well equipped cottage. Many activities nearby, well informed by the owners. Ideally well thought out for dog owners. Discreet and very nice owners. To summarize: TOP thank you!
Noémie, Provence

Many thanks from our little family:
Thank you for your welcome (bipeds and quadrupeds)!
Thank you for your availability !
Thank you for your good addresses!
Thank you for your ideas for hikes and restaurants!
Top vacations for everyone: adults, teens and the pack made the most of it. Very pleasant region where life is good !! We will come back because a week is too short ...
Alain and Karyn, Côte d'Azur

A pretty little country house, on a very beautiful property. Fully equipped tiptop kitchen, brand new. The mosquito nets on the windows are a plus, as are the large, comfortable beds. But the big highlights are the pool and the extra playroom for the kids. Our 3 year old spent hours there!
Alke, Munich

An extraordinary place. Charm and comfort, but without the frills.A dog watching cats, watching ducks. Ballets of swallows above the swimming pool. A bowl full of cucumbers from the garden with the writing "Help yourself". From this estate, Catherine and Vincent have created a place that looks just like them, but where everyone feels good.
Carole, Occitanie

Congratulations again on your lodging where we had a wonderful stay!
Sophie, Paris region

Beautiful setting, beautiful view ... magnificent stay! Quiet and overlooking the Pyrenees. The owners will give you all the space you need.
Cynthia, Netherlands

We stayed 10 days in the Josbaig gîte. The bedding is of very good quality. The furnishings and decoration are very tasteful. As for the swimming pool, a real corner of paradise. The hosts are warm and available if needed. The region is splendid.On site all the documentation to visit, walk, ... Dogs allowed, fenced garden, in short: a dream vacation. To test the blue snail is to adopt it. Thank you again Catherine for your kindness. We wish you good continuation in your project.
Sébastien, Rosa, Elisa, Loic, Leo and Twix, Belgium

The Blue Snail is a real hit. A top-of-the-range cottage, a place where animals are welcome and the owners are very friendly. You will not be disappointed.
Marie-Agnès, Limousin

We had a great week from July 18 to 25 at L'escargot bleu in Oloron Ste Marie, with our two teenagers and our dog Max. Very pleasant natural setting, spacious, functional and clean gîte, a most appreciable swimming pool ... Very practical enclosed garden with a dog. Washing machine available free of charge (practical when going on a second week of vacation!). Beautiful area.The owners always available. I highly recommend.
Thanks to Catherine and her husband.
Evelyne, Pays de la Loire

Magnificent gîte, a real moment of calm in the countryside. Everything is there for a family stay.
Sarah, Paris region

Very warm welcome, the perfect and very comfortable lodging with its large fenced plot for our two doggies, the swimming pool, the donkeys, the sheep and the goat ... for the greatest pleasure of young and old.
Very well located for visiting our beautiful Pyrenean valleys.
Thank you to our hosts for their sympathy and discretion.
Gérard, Charente coast

Everything was perfect, calm, beautiful and restful. The hosts were very attentive while being discreet. We were very pleasantly surprised by the level of service where everything has been designed for the comfort of young and old.
Stephanie, Bordeaux

Big crush for this place! If you are looking for a nice accommodation to hike at the start of the day and relax at the end of the day, do not hesitate! The best bed ever! Hyper large, we could sleep 3!
Sarah and Bastien, Basque Country

Just a little feedback from our stay in the Béarn Pyrenees.
We had a last minute offer at the Gîtes de l'escargot Bleu, not far from Pau, in Oloron Sainte-Marie.
Magnificent place, set back from the road and a lot of greenery around for the happiness of the dogs!
We stayed in an independent building, with an enclosed garden, near the main building which houses the owners and another gîte (all equipped for people with disabilities! A big plus!).
Our rental was well appointed and very comfortable.
A beautiful shared swimming pool that we have not tested (I'm a little cautious) and a huge enclosure housing farm animals such as miniature donkeys, sheep and a goat, adjoin our land.
We even had the chance to see a duck with her ducklings wandering in the grass.
Very friendly and discreet owners who also run a small grocery store with regional products including "Garbure".
It is a place that I highly recommend and I regret living more than 900km away there, preventing me from planning a small weekend or other. But if the road takes me to the region again, I will be back with great pleasure!
Thanks to Catherine and her husband.
Christine, Geneva

Magnificent place, perfect welcome! Catherine and Vincent super nice! A dream place for children! Idyllic destination for lovers of nature, animals ...
Frédérique, Aquitaine

Thank you The blue snail!We had a wonderful stay in a quiet environment full of greenery, surrounded by magnificent places as well as very beautiful walks. And thank you especially to you Catherine and Vincent for a warm and very kind welcome. We will gladly come back ! Good continuation !
Lucia and Ondrej, globetrotters

Hello, we have just returned from a dog trekking trip in the Béarn Pyrenees. We were in the Barétous gîte. What to say: great welcome with owners always available and more than responsive to our requests ... More than well located cottage a few hundred meters from a river for the greatest pleasure of the hairy .... a few minutes from Oloron -Ste-Marie and therefore of any sought-after trade ... and at the gateway to 5 valleys where you can hike galore .... Brand new gîte: we were the first to occupy it! The owners still have great landscaping projects ... including perhaps an Agility course ... In short, a place that we recommend without hesitation!We were there with 2 Malinois and a Dutch Shepherd. If you like calm and hiking, you will be served ... The shared swimming pool is a plus. Some local products available on site.
Thierry and Hélène, Belgium

Well placed and quiet, I had the opportunity to enjoy the place as part of my travels.
Warm welcome, new gîte, I would have liked to have had more time to enjoy the swimming pool and the barbecue.
In the essentials for me, I confirm that the wifi works well.
Save me a place, I'll be back for the holidays!
Guillaume, Limousin

Magnificent, very pleasant place with swimming pool, warm and pleasant welcome. I recommend to everyone.
Marc, Aquitaine

If you are looking for a little corner of paradise where to spend a pleasant holiday in Béarn, L'escargot Bleu is the place to go! The place is equipped with everything you need to have a great stay:gîte with large terrace and barbecue, swimming pool, badminton net, trampoline, picnic table, play area and a large activity room with plenty of board games. In addition, a laundry room is available on site, as well as local products to taste.
In the cottage, the bedding is of high quality and super comfortable. Both bedrooms contained storage and wardrobes. The kitchen is equipped with a large fridge / freezer, oven, dishwasher, coffee machine and kettle. Everything you need is available on site for cooking: saucepan, frying pan, large pot, etc ... as well as plates, small plates, glasses and cutlery. There is even a barbecue! When we arrived, the basic necessities were already there: salt, pepper, spices, tea, coffee, chocolate, sugar. The owners had even graciously provided us with chicken eggs from their henhouse. A large car park is available for vehicles. Note: one of the lodges can accommodate people with reduced mobility. We had a great time.We will definitely be back for more next time!
Murielle, Paris region

Excellent, everything is very clean and brand new.
Felix, Spain

Thank you again for your welcome, we had a very pleasant stay.
Serge and Elodie, Provence

We spent 15 days of splendid holidays in August at the lodgings L'escargot bleu. We were a family with 3 children. We had an exceptional welcome with attentive hosts and concerned about our comfort. The region is beautiful and the cottage is well located if you want to visit Lourdes, go on beautiful hikes and satisfy the children with an ocean day (allow 1 hour by car for each activity).
The cottage was really well equipped, very clean, and the pool is top notch.
Everything is well thought out and planned for the children (game room, swimming pool, badminton ...).
The cottage was spacious and very quiet.
To discover +++
Maude and Sébastien, Auvergne

Exceptional site, excellent welcome and services.
Pascal, Aquitaine

Very welcoming ! Everything was perfect ! The swimming pool, a treat! Always considerate and available. A big thank you for this stay!
Angelique, Touraine

On September 7, horses and riders of the Route des Mousquetaires were able to make a pleasant (too short) stop in this charming place. Leaving the next day was difficult ... Thank you for your welcome and your availability.
Club AERA 64

We spent two fabulous weeks at L'Escargot Bleu this summer. Catherine and Vincent are charming, very welcoming, responding with a smile to each of our requests. The cottage was very comfortable - spotlessly clean, comfortable beds, crisp bed linen. The whole family was able to find something for it:swimming pool for children, fenced garden for the dog! With easy access to Spain, the Pyrenees, Oloron St Marie, Pau and its surroundings, we didn't lack the things to do, but the time! We will definitely be back and recommend L'Escargot bleu to anyone looking for a beautiful place to stay in the Béarn Pyrenees.
Carina and her international family, Paris

Excellent accommodation and friendly welcome. Recommended for cyclists, hikers and anyone who loves peace and quiet
Peter & Els, Belgium

Very nice cottage in a superb setting!
The cottage is in perfect condition, tastefully restored and very well equipped. The welcome is perfect, discreet and attentive. The setting is really nice, lots of things to discover: hiking, sheepfolds, climbing, mountain biking, water sports ... Thank you again for a pleasant stay!
Florent, Champagne-Ardennes

We were warmly welcomed in this beautifully decorated cottage, with comfortable beds and ideally located in a quiet area but close to the city. The children enjoyed the games room and the swimming pool. We highly recommend!
Jacqueline, Burgundy

The setting is great, the owners are super nice, the beds are very comfortable. Ideal for families with children!
Guillaume, Occitanie

15 days spent at l'Escargot and a lot of trouble getting back to work !!! The calm, the comfort, the swimming pool, this view on the mountains, the gaves, the excursions both on foot and in mountain biking, the local products, the discretion, the kindness and the availability of the owners, Sputnik and the animals, so many good memories that we hope many will have after us !! Do not hesitate, book !!! Thank you for everything.
Aurélie, Brittany

Perfect stay! We rented the Gite Josbaig for 2 days, a small, pleasant, modern and comfortable house. The stay was restful, in a charming setting where we were able to enjoy the very classy pool area and nature in the company of our neighbors, donkeys and goats. The idea of a corner shop with local products, at the reception, is very nice. Thank you again to our hosts and good luck!
Herveline and Jérôme, Hauts-de-France

Very pleasant stay at L'Escargot Bleu for me and my parents. To do again! The house we stayed in was very nice, everything was brand new. The beds were very comfortable, the kitchen beautifully equipped, all immaculately clean. A small independent house in the shade of trees in the heart of nature, an ideal place to rest. The swimming pool ... a gem! Catherine and her companion are very attentive and also offer a small shop with very interesting regional products.We will return !!
Maider, Spain

Exceptional setting with a magnificent view of the Pyrenees, calm and bucolic, generous exterior and interior spaces, arranged with great care. Simple and very warm welcome from Catherine and Vincent. Large and beautiful swimming pool for the whole family. Large enclosures already accommodate donkeys and sheep that can be approached freely.
Catherine, Auvergne

The greatest care has been taken to the smallest detail. Playground in the garden and indoor games room. Farm animals in another area. Everything is new and very clean.
Eva, Spain

The house is new, very clean and very pleasant. The bedding is very comfortable. The games room provided is great and the gardens, animals and outdoor games a paradise for children. To recommend absolutely.
Leire, Aquitaine

A big thank you for the stay spent with you! We loved the cottage and all the walks you advised us! Thank you very much and see you next time!
Pauline, Provence

A haven of peace in Oloron with incredible views of the countryside and the Pyrenees! Cottage suitable for wheelchairs. Recently renovated: opened in June 2019. Space and light. Super comfortable beds and the accommodation could not be cleaner. Excellent breakfast served on the terrace. The owners had left enough to make a quick little dinner in case we arrived late. We feel at home. A total success!
Maria Pilar, Spain

A place to relax with family, duo, friends ... The Estate is magnificent, everything is thought of, you feel good, surrounded by snow-capped mountains, country landscapes with animals around.The owners have done everything to make this place a haven of peace, and always with a smile and good advice. And for the owners of animals, even for them, everything is planned, which is rare, especially in this setting! Thank you to both of you and great success to your little family, you deserve it.
Dominica, Poitou-Charentes

My comment will be long, but I think it is important to say things when you are satisfied (and even when you are dissatisfied, because it helps in choosing the following ones).
The place to start: magnificent, calm, relaxing ... A breathtaking view of the mountains and nature ... Farm animals. Beautiful stone buildings ... A very beautiful place. Ideally located at the gates of the city (and the Lindt outlet store ... yum yum) without having the nuisance!
The cottage: brand new, with all the comforts, tastefully decorated and very pleasant.
The equipment of the cottage: super well equipped!I particularly enjoyed the real espresso machine (I admit, without my 4 morning coffees, I'm irascible) ... and the spacious, beautiful shower with enough pressure to wake up!
Bedding: if there is one point that particularly touched me, it's this one ... I have major back and neck problems ... I don't even count the times or when I wake up in a bed and breakfast or a hotel, I cannot put my leg on the ground because of sciatica that appeared during the night (due to bedding that does not suit me) ... I no longer count the times or woke up with a devil's headache because of my mushy necks (because of the pillow) ... But not at the blue snail's lodge: I woke up like a flower, my back painless and my neck intact ... Exceptional bedding ... It surprised me so much that I even went to look at the make and model !!! The same goes for my husband, sensitive to the neck who said to me, surprised, upon waking up: "these pillows are incredible, for once, I have no pain at all"!
Finally our hosts: what to say ... adorable beyond the norm ...caring ... with a heart as big as that and the desire to please and be of service ...
In short, you will understand, I recommend this place a thousand times ... And if I return to this area (which is not impossible), I will return with pleasure!
Well done to you and don't change a thing!
Roseline, Perigord

Excellent house and brilliant hosts. Will be back!
Stephen, London

Everything was perfect, beyond our expectations.
The accommodation is a completely independent house in the garden, very spacious, new and equipped with everything you need. The living room is also spacious and has a fitted kitchen with all appliances. The house is located in a very quiet rural environment, just 5 minutes drive from the town center. The hosts are very friendly and helpful. They brought us pastries for breakfast (we had not indicated in advance that we would like to have breakfast ...). Great to havethought of children by providing a play and reading room. They also offer canned food and local gastronomy (organic fruit juices, honey, stews, etc.) for sale.
If I had to suggest a possible improvement I would think of a dinner service, although it is true that only a 5 minute drive into the center of Oloron one can find restaurants and pizzerias.
Vincent, Bilbao

Independent accommodation with garden and very well equipped. Considering the season, we did not take advantage of the additional facilities, but the swimming pool and outdoor games for children are very good. Why not come back to good weather!
Christelle, Languedoc-Roussillon

We were beautifully received. Everything has been thought out down to the smallest detail. Absolutely perfect for families with children, with swings, playroom, small tables, cots ... Enchanting environment, with donkeys, goats, sheep ...Ideal for disconnecting from everyday life and a good base for sightseeing. We haven't had any luck with the weather, but we'll be back for sure! The hosts are very welcoming and attentive.
Paul, Spain