Château de Gère is situated at the foot of the western Pyrenées mountains, offering an ideal setting for relaxing getaways, sporty activities, artistic inspiration, cultural discovery, gourmet indulgence, and more.!

Originally constructed as a fortress, the château has been a prominent fixture in the Vallée d'Ossau since the 14th century. It has served as the residence of feudal lord Jean de Gère, the hunting lodge of King Henri IV, and home to other noble families. Today, the château welcomes guests for small group retreats and events. 

Welcome to the Vallée d'Ossau

(a hidden gem)

The Vallee d’Ossau may not be as well known as other parts of France, but with so much to offer, we find it to be a hidden gem.

With outdoor activities for every season, charming villages, a rich cultural history, and tasty local gastronomy (including plenty of wine and cheese), this little slice of paradise offers something for everyone.

Retreats & events

Imperfect Yoga with Beth

31 July - 4 August

7-11 August

Join Beth Jervis, yogi extraordinaire and owner of Imperfect Yoga, for a 5 day escape to the château.

This small group retreat includes yoga twice daily along with cultural discovery, optional activities and meals with fresh local ingredients, all in a beautiful part of the Pyrenées mountains!

Wellness Weekend

(with a bit of pampering)

8-11 November 2024

Treat yourself to an all-inclusive getaway that includes a range of wellness activities with an opportunity for a bit of pampering and indulgence. Ideal for solo travellers or fun with friends.

Vallée d'Ossau Cheese Festival 

4-6 October 2024

Autumn is a great time to visit the Vallée d'Ossau, particularly the first weekend of October when the local village of Laruns hosts annual 'foire au fromage'. Make the château your home base while you attend the festivities and discover the region.