Between the Pyrenees
and Gascony, 45 kilometers from Tarbes and Auch 40, Castelnau-Magnoac
is a rural community north of the Hautes-Pyrénées. The village
is built on a hill at an altitude of 314m. The church, Gothic, was built
in the thirteenth century and is situated in the town center.
Rugby plays an important role in Castelnau Magnoac where the club president
is also the village priest. The agriculture sector is mainly devoted to
cereals (maize, wheat, ...) as well as the farming of sheep and cattle.
People love to pick mushrooms in the various woods nearby Castelnau Magnoac,
trout fishing in the streams and lakes in the summer and winter hunt game.
In the region include prehistoric art which manifests itself in several
caves and chasms, and also some Roman ruins.
The highest mountain near Castelnau Magnoac is the Aure valley. The valley
and its surroundings are believed to be the place most representative
of the charm of the Pyrenees.
The Pyrenean Henry Russel claimed that the Alps were manly, while the
Pyrenees had the grace and charm of a woman. There are several ski resorts
here (Saint-Lary/Pla of Adet, Piau Engaly, ...) and hiking trails. The
Spanish border is relatively close, about 65 km: the Val d'Aran.
The Garonne River takes its source (hole toro) and through the villages
of Vielha, and The Bossost Spain and Fos, Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges
Montréjeau in France.