Pierre-
Emmanuel
MICHEL
/Existences

In the mountains

Eye's pleasure, the taste of the effort, self-forgetfulness. Leisure rides, especially in the Pyrenees, Bearn and its valleys : Aspe, Ossau Barétous, also Spain, elsewhere ... wander these mountains where we look for inner peace, sharing moments, surprising meetings in the heart of the still sometimes wild nature !

Handi-ski in the Pyrénées

Handi-ski in the Pyrénées

2013 starts on the snow... at La Pierre-Saint-Martin in the Pyrénées for a test drive to prepare a group outreach, with the organisation la Passerelle du Cœur and Handiski...

Soum de Counée under the snow

Soum de Counée under the snow

Soum de Counée is a peak (1368m) above the Plateau du Bénou near the Col de Marie-Blanque, in between Aspe and Ossau valleys.

Los Mallos de Riglos

Los Mallos de Riglos

Discover Los Mallos de Riglos, 300m high monoliths walls, in the Spanish province of Huesca in Aragon.

Back to the nets of Lanne

Back to the nets of Lanne

A new visit of the nets of Lanne en Barétous for the traditional pigeon hunt. See also my visit last year.

2 peaks 2000m+

2 peaks 2000m+

In the clouds of Ossau valley, Pic Lavigne, 2018m, then Pic Chérue, 2185m.... 8h walk....

La Pierre-Sainte-Martin

La Pierre-Sainte-Martin

Summer and unusual walk in the streets and on the deserted ski tracks of the altitude station of Arette la Pierre-Saint-Martin in the Pyrénées.

Pic d'Anie's foot

Pic d'Anie's foot

Starting Arette-la-Pierre-Saint-Martin, hiking along the Arlas and Soum Couy peaks, direction of the pic d'Anie's foot, in the lunar landscape of this karst area.

Orientation race by night

Orientation race by night

Preparing the Sport and Sustainable Development festival, BIE, Béarn Environment Initiatives team, has tested in real conditions one of the activities of the program: the...

The col of Aubisque

The col of Aubisque

A legendary pass of the Tour de France, rising up to 1709m. It is a 18km climb, 7% on average and 1200m between the foot and the summit. On the top you can find horses,...

Pic Sanctus

Pic Sanctus

2500m altitude to the top of the ride, starting from Gourette on the slopes of the Aubisque from the Ossau valley, 1200m elevation to reach the peak of Sanctus, Louesque...

Combo Vélo-Expo

Combo Vélo-Expo

Climb to the plateau de Lescun, route of Sanchèse, 8km, 8%... to visit the show of local artist Danièle Gay, after passing through Aspe valley, Sarrance, Bedous...

Lescun - Orgues de Camplong

Lescun - Orgues de Camplong

Walk in the clouds altitude 2000m to reach the karst plateau of the north side of the Orgues de Camplong, cirque de Lescun, vallée d'Aspe, Pyrénées.

Col d'aspin, Hourquette d'Ancizan

Col d'aspin, Hourquette d'Ancizan

Bike loop starting Aure valley in Hautes Pyrénées, Saint-Lary Soulan, two 1st category passes : Aspin, 12kn, 6,5%, Hourquette d'Ancizan, 10km 5%...

Col de Marie-Blanque

Col de Marie-Blanque

Ascension by Bielle of the famous col de Marie-Blanque, in the Pyrenees, 11km, 5%, with a beautiful and resting passage on the Plateau du Bénou.

Cols de Lie & d'Ichère

Cols de Lie & d'Ichère

Two small Pyrenean passes to discover at a bike allure, the Col de Lie, 600m, followed by the Col d'Ichère 674m, both 5km, average 5%. This way connects the Barétous and Aspe...

Oloronese round

Oloronese round

Enter a visual round, a incolor and black and white photography loop in Oloron-Sainte-Marie. Let yourself go with the melody of the street, trees, lights, dancing shadows...

Entre l'Aubisque et le Soulor

Entre l'Aubisque et le Soulor

The famous cols of Aubisque and of Soulor, in the Pyrénées are very popular for tourists, bikers, horses, sheep, etc.

Phonies Bergères

Phonies Bergères

Art and Nature : land art, story tellers, music, in Jouers, near Accous, in the heart of the Aspe valley during Phonies Bergères festival.

Sarrance on Santiago de Compostela camino

Sarrance on Santiago de Compostela camino

Short trip on Santiago de Compostela camino, over the remains of a time when this road was the main way to cross the Aspe valley.

Trail du Barétous

Trail du Barétous

Participation record for the seventh edition of the mountain race through the valley of Barétous. 25 km of efforts for the riders before reaching the finish in Arette.

Burning lands in the Pyrenees

Burning lands in the Pyrenees

Clearing by fire, ancestral agricultural technique... Night show in the Aspe Valley in the Pyrenees.

The fairy cave

The fairy cave

In the footsteps of the Empress Eugenie in the cave of the fairies near Eaux Chaudes in the Valley of Ossau for this caving trip ...

Natural risks in mountains

Natural risks in mountains

As part of the International Day for the prevention of natural risks, environmental organization Bearn Initiatives Environnement organizes an outreach in Canfranc in Spain...

La chasse à la palombe en col

La chasse à la palombe en col

Secular tradition, the principle of this hunt is to attract pigeons in nets stretched on top of the mountains.

Col du Tourmalet

Col du Tourmalet

17km from Sainte-Marie-de-Campan, 2h of climbing, and the great joy to achieve a kid dream....

The grove's flowers

The grove's flowers

Some flowers of the Pyrenees, endemic, some protected, in a grove of the Ossau valley.

Estaens lake

Estaens lake

Located in Aragon, Spain, frontier to the Aspe Valley, Estaens lake is also a dam, hydroelectric plant, which is located in France.

Bucolic walk

Bucolic walk

Bucolic walk in the heart of a grove in the Ossau valley, the owner attaches particular attention to endemic species.

Ayous lakes

Ayous lakes

At the bottom of the Pic du Midi d'Ossau, discover the Bious Artigue dam, the three lakes of Ayous and finally Bersau lake, up to 2150m high.

Camin'Art

Camin'Art

Welcome to Camin'Art festival, gathering multi-artistic, rhythmic ride stories, lectures, dances, surprises, evening concerts, this year in Aramits, valley of Barétous.

Insolite Fort of Portalet

Insolite Fort of Portalet

The fort of Portalet is full of mysteries, we're not the ones who'll solve them...

The Fort of Portalet, prelude

The Fort of Portalet, prelude

Originally designed to protect the road to Spain, in this abandoned fort, famous people were imprisoned, Petain, Blum, Georges Mandel, ...

Le Mail Arrouy

Le Mail Arrouy

Le premier mont au dessus d'Oloron, 1251m, surtout plus de 1000m de dénivelé pour atteindre le sommet, mais la balade valait le coup, quitte à rentrer de nuit....

Lanne en Barrétous : Couleurs

Lanne en Barrétous : Couleurs

Balade d'hiver, à la recherche des couleurs des montagnes sans neige...

Lanne en Barrétous : Snaps

Lanne en Barrétous : Snaps

Le regard se perd dans les détails, les couleurs, les matières, terre, bois, fer se rencontrent jusqu'à se mélanger...

Lanne en Barrétous : Noirs

Lanne en Barrétous : Noirs

La balade devient intemporelle, perdant avec ses couleurs une certaine relation au présent... Les couleurs ne passent plus, la lumière demeure.

Esquiule - Cambilhou

Esquiule - Cambilhou

Village basque en Béarn, Esquiule est le point de départ d'une jolie balade dans les ronds sommets du piémont jusqu'au pic du Cambilhou.

1991-2002

1991-2002

Berlin, Pyrénées, Alsace, Québec, Corse, etc.