Hautes-PyrénéesHautes-Pyrénées is département # 65 in the Midi-Pyrénées region of southwestern France.
Tarbes is the préfecture (capital) of the département.
Sous-préfectures: Argelès Gazost and Bagnères de Bigorre.
The Hautes-Pyrénées is a mountainous agricultural landscape of villages, farms, fields, upland pastures and winding mountain roads. Spanning the border between France and Spain, the département is centered around the peak of Mont Perdu. Large parts of the area were held by the English during the second half of the 14th century. In the 16th century, it was part of the Huguenot domain of the monarchs of Navarre.
See also: Pyrenees.