L'Ancienne Poste Avajan

Charming, Cosy, Authentic, French Pyrenean Accommodation

Don't just take our word for it, see for yourself..

The Lodge

Lovingly Restored Avajan Village Post Lodge

Situated in the heart of the Louron Valley, l'Ancienne Poste will be your base during your stay.

Built in 1864 and previously the village Post Lodge, it has now been lovingly restored to a high standard of comfort whilst retaining many of the original features, like the exposed beams and stonework, giving the lodge a very cosy but spacious feel.

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All Rooms have en-suite Facilities

The lodge has six well-appointed rooms each with en suite bathrooms, offering many rooming possibilities for catering up to 12 guests. The rooms consist of:

  • 2 x Twin
  • 1 x Bunk
  • 2 x Double
  • 1 x Double or Twin
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Wood Burners

Relax in front of the Wood Burning Stove

As well as their rooms, all guests will have access to a large, rustic lounge / dining room with fabulous views over the mountains. There's a well-stocked bar, home cinema system with UK TV package and free wifi.

Those guests preferring a more tranquil room will enjoy the adjoining snug / reading room to relax in. Both lounges are heated by wood-burning stoves giving a very cosy feel to those cold winter nights.

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Sumptuous Food

Prepared by our in-house Chef

Accommodation is on half-board basis comprising a full continental breakfast and four course evening meals including wine and coffee for six nights.

At the end of a full day in the mountains, you will sit down to a sumptuous menu lovingly prepared by our own in-house chef, who will introduce you to local and world food dishes all made with fresh locally sourced seasonal ingredients.

On one night of your stay, our chef takes a well-deserved break, giving you the opportunity to explore the local restaurants.

All dietary requirements can be catered for but must be made known to us at time of booking.Packed lunches are available on request.

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Outdoor Space

Garden and Balcony with Stunning Views

During the summer season, guests will also be able to enjoy our enclosed private garden and balcony with stunning views of the surrounding mountain peaks to while away those warm summer evenings..

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Reducing our Carbon Footprint

Environmentally friendly and locally sourced materials

At l'Ancienne Poste the environment is important to us and we try to keep our carbon footprint to a minimum. We recycle as much as possible and during the renovation of the lodge we took great care to use only environmentally friendly and locally sourced materials.

The lodge is very well insulated with double glazing throughout and this, coupled with our modern, energy-efficient central heating / hot water heat exchange system, minimises our energy needs. All wood for our stoves is carefully sourced from local well-managed forests.

Minimising Muddy Footprints!

For the Comfort of all, outdoor footwear is not permitted inside the lodge so we do ask guests to bring thick socks or slippers with them.

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Four Stars

We are proud to have been awarded 4 Stars by the French Ministry of Tourism.

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Ancienne Poste Avajan has a 5 Star Tripadvisor Rating and is Ranked #1 for Speciality Lodging in Avajan

  • schenewerk - Washington DC. July 9, 2018.

    Perfection in the Pyrenees

    We enjoyed the perfect Pyrenees summer vacation at L'Ancienne Poste thanks to James' genuine hospitality, beautiful accommodations, delicious food, ever-flowing wine and Bode. The inn was an excellent home base for exploring mountain hikes and local villages.

  • Nick W. February 19, 2018


    Just amazing! Superb chalet with beautiful main room complete with roaring wood burner! Incredible hosts with superb food offering. James, the owner is the most hospitable and friendly guy you could wish to meet. Nothing is too much trouble and you will immediately feel at home.

  • Robert W. February 19, 2018


    James and his team make you welcome from the outset. Great food and hospitality all round. From the immaculately cleaned wood-burner to the eagle-eyed team who can spot your glass needs a top up from 100 yards, you couldn't ask for more from your mountain break! I'll certainly be returning.

  • vivandleo. January 11, 2018

    Holiday of a lifetime!

    Our family had always dreamed of travelling from Australia to share a white Christmas and while we were confident we would have a lovely time in Avajan, none of us could have begun to imagine what a magical experience we would have staying with James at L'Ancienne Poste.

  • bairstow_boys - Nottingham, UK. July 31, 2017

    Well exceeded our highest expectations

    James, Dan and Zoe made us feel amazingly welcome. They were fantastic company and helped us get the most from our summer activity experiences whilst going the extra mile to make us feel pampered. There is so much to do in the area, and James certainly ensures you get the most out of your time

We're Taking Bookings for Winter 2022/23 and Summer 2023