Food and Drink at l'Ancienne Poste

Sumptuous New World Cuisine with a Pyrenean Twist

Gastronomy at l'Ancienne Poste Avajan

During your stay at L’Ancienne Poste our in-house chef will be on hand to lovingly prepare a fantastic mixture of culinary delights, combining a perfect balance of classic regional dishes with some wonderful world cuisine, using only the finest locally sourced ingredients.

We offer a fine dining experience, we understand the importance of the body’s need for a healthy, nutritional, hearty evening meal after a physical day in the mountains. We guarantee that even the healthiest of appetites will be satisfied.

Our concept is simple, every dish is prepared from scratch, using only locally sourced ingredients where possible. We are constantly adjusting our menu according to the seasonal availability of local produce but don’t just take our word for it, see for yourself in our gallery.

We specialise in the personal touch, which is why our Chef takes the time to call you prior to your holiday, to discuss your weeks menu plan. All dietary needs and allergies are catered for, but we do ask our guests to kindly notify us at the time of booking of any specific requirements.

All of our dishes are cooked to the same high standard, but we do understand that for some of our younger guests a simplified version of our menu would be preferable.

Large family groups with young children would normally dine at an earlier hour, leaving the parents to simply relax and enjoy their adult themed menu afterwards.

The Food Gallery


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

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