Saturday, November 8, 2014
L’étape du Berger
L’étape du Berger is a restaurant located at 2146 meters on the legendary Route du Tourmalet, one of France’s famous hikes, to the Pic du Midi in Bigorre (midi Pyrenées).
Roland and Juliette built the restaurant in 1969 and their children Françoise and Eric have continued the family tradition for 25 years. A tradition that at some stage will be taken on by son Sacha.
The kitchen is traditional for the area with lots of fresh produce from local small farms, cabbage soup, homemade charcuterie (sausages of the local black pigs, lamb, goat, ham) and heavy duty desserts.
During summer the place is accessible on foot (and by car), in winter by ski lift. You’ll encounter a good many berets…