Oui, Trie!

La campagne. The French countryside is imprinted on the imaginations of people all over the world. Charming houses with flower boxes, cows lazing in verdant fields, cafés where one can savour a drink in the warmth of the sun. It’s all here in Trie-sur-Baïse. Sometimes, it almost seems like a cliché, the smiling faces in the town square, the farmers working their land. But it’s here. It’s la France profonde, the real France.

But Trie isn’t standing still. Join us for the Pourcailhade pig festival, the concerts in the monastère des Carmes or for the multi-day fête de Trie. The South West is the home of Airbus and a flourishing aeronautics industry, so it’s no surprise that the nearby Sadournin Air Show, featuring the Patrouille de France, draws thousands of visitors.

Tour du Ronde, Trie-sur-Baïse (image courtesy of R.Twells)

The Office of Tourism has information on things to do and see in Trie and the surrounding area, including walking routes, bird-watching spots, the weekly outdoor market on Tuesday mornings and our great cinema. They can also offer information on accommodation and restaurants.

Household Waste

Rubbish Collection

In Trie, rubbish is disposed of via rubbish bins that are collected curb-side once a week. Bins must meet certain specifications in order to be compatible with rubbish collection vehicles, therefore they must be purchased from a specific supplier. The bins are available in two sizes (120 litres and 660 litres) and can be purchased from Plastic Omnium.

The SMECTOM website has information on rubbish pick up days by commune.

Recycling and Reuse

Recycling is collected curb-side every week in Trie. A recycling bin is provided by SMECTOM free of charge for each household and it remains the property of SMECTOM. In case of a change of address or if in need of a new bin, contact SMECTOM.

SMECTOM operates a “Recyclerie” in Lannemezan where usable items discarded at the Capvern déchètterie are inspected, cleaned and if necessary, repaired, so they can be resold for a second life. The scheme reduces waste and provides employment for at-risk people.

  • Recyclerie
    55 place du château, Lannemezan
    Open : Wednesday 09h00 – 16h00  / Saturday 09h00 – 12h00 and 14h00 – 18h00


A centre for waste disposal (déchètterie), operated by SMECTOM, is available to residents of the Trie commune and is located on the route de Tarbes,  near the Point Vert garden centre. The déchètterie is closed on Sundays and Mondays.

  • Déchètterie
    Route de Tarbes, 65220 Trie-sur-Baïse
    Tél : 05 62 35 53 31

Various types of household waste can be disposed of or recycled, including:

  • plastic
  • paper
  • cardboard
  • metal
  • glass
  • electronic equipment
  • cooking oil
  • solvents / paint
  • batteries
  • garden waste
  • rubbish, including oversized items

Composting / Green Waste

Household composters are available for purchase at the déchètterie for a nominal charge, payable only by cheque, made out to the Trésor Public.

From time-to-time, tree branches (up to 10cm in diameter) can be taken to the déchètterie for chipping. Customers can take their chips home to use as garden mulch. Contact the déchètterie for the next dates.

Emergencies and Medical Care

How to Call the Fire Brigade, Emergency Medical Help or Gendarmes

In the event of an emergency, the following numbers can be used to reach the emergency services. English may be spoken but it is not guaranteed.

Please keep in mind that calls from a VoIP number (internet-based phone lines) may not be traceable, so emergency services may not be able to use it to find your location.

Emergency Numbers for Trie-sur-Baïse

Gendarmerie:  17

Firefighters (Pompiers):  18

Emergency medical assistance (SAMUServices d’Aide Médicale Urgente):  15

Universal emergency number:  112
(can be called from mobiles and fixed lines

and may connect to a dispatch centre who will contact the appropriate emergency service)


The SAMU always has a doctor on hand to provide guidance to the caller or to send an appropriate emergency response team. If it is determined that urgent care is required, the SMUR may be dispatched to the patient. This mobile emergency resuscitation service (Service Mobile d’Urgence et de Réanimation) includes an emergency doctor, a nurse and a paramedic who will provide urgent care on-site to stabilise the patient before transporting them to a hospital.

Doctors in Trie

Cabinet médical Docteurs SERIS, DAMMAN and DUPONT
1, place de la Médaille-Militaire, 65220 Trie-sur-Baïse
(accessible via the old pork market or the maison de retraite)
Tel: 05 62 35 50 34

17, Rue du Padouen, 65220 Trie-sur-Baïse
Tel: 05 62 35 56 21

Physiotherapists (kinésithérapeutes)

1, place de la Médaille-Militaire, 65220 Trie-sur-Baïse
(accessible via the old pork market or the maison de retraite)
Tel: 05 62 35 62 13

9 Rue du Chevrier, 65220 Trie-sur-Baïse
Tel: 05 62 35 60 51


Pharmacie Leris
Place de la Mairie, 65220 Trie-sur-Baïse
Tel: 05 62 35 50 28
Opening Hours:

  • Monday 08:30 – 12:45 and 14:00 – 19:45
  • Tuesday 08:30 – 19:45
  • Wednesday-Friday 08:30 – 12:45 and 14:00 – 19:45
  • Saturday 08:30 – 12:45 and 14:00 – 19:00
  • Closed Sunday

Outside of normal operating hours, designated pharmacies take turns being on-call for filling of urgent prescriptions. Prescriptions filled after-hours incur a service fee, which may or may not be reimbursed by your mutuelle. To find a pharmacie de garde nearby, enter a post code or town in this online locator.


Groupe Vétérinaire du Pic du Midi
Dr. Abrard and Dr. Vidal
20 Rue du Pic du Midi, 65220 Trie-sur-Baïse
Tel: 05 62 35 50 35

Vétérinaires Astarac Magnoac
Route de Tarbes, 65220 Lalanne Trie
Tel: 05 62 35 50 25

Getting to Trie-sur-Baïse


How to get to Trie-sur-Baïse

Trie-sur-Baïse is located in the northern Hautes-Pyrénées department, near the southern border of the Gers department.

From Toulouse

Trie-sur-Baïse lies 1 hour and 30 minutes south-west of the Aéroport Toulouse-Blagnac by car.

Numerous car hire agencies are located at the airport.

There is no direct public transportation from the Toulouse-Blagnac airport to Trie, however one can take the Blagnac airport shuttle (navette) from the airport to the Toulouse-Matabiau SNCF train station. From there, train transportation is available to Tarbes where on-demand bus service is available, via Maligne bus line, from Tarbes to Trie-sur-Baïse. The service must be reserved in advance.

Train transportation from Toulouse-Matabiau SNCF station in Toulouse to Lannemezan station is also possible, where a taxi can be hired. Lannemezan is 25 minutes south of Trie-sur-Baïse by car.


From Tarbes

Trie-sur-Baïse is 45 minutes north-east of the Aéroport Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrénées by car.

Car hire agencies are available at the airport in the Arrivals hall on the ground floor.

Transportation is available from the Aéroport Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrénées to the centre of Tarbes on the Maligne shuttle (navette), on the Lourdes to Tarbes line. The price as of March 2018 was €2.

An on-demand bus service is available, also via Maligne, from Tarbes to Trie-sur-Baïse. The service must be reserved in advance.

Other Transportation Options

BlaBlaCar is a widely-used ride-sharing application that connects drivers with people who need transportation. The website is available in English and booking can be done online. There is however, no guarantee that drivers speak English.

Public Works

Restoration of the Central Square

On January 15, 2018 the works on the square will begin. The restoration of this space is the flagship project of our mandate. The latest work on the site dates back to the early 1980s. Our goal is to revitalize our town centre, the nerve centre of life in our Bastide.

Markets, parties, gatherings of all kinds are organised in the square. More than 7,000 square meters will be developed. The municipal bulletin of 2017 put forward the axes that will develop once this renovation is completed. Tourism, hospitality, economic development, and heritage will all benefit from this work.

A professional group of architects, Christophe Bouas and Fabienne Larcarde; a VRD engineer, Gérard Lalanne; and a landscaper, Delphine Lasserre were selected for the project management. The tender was launched and the company « Colas » won the contract. The work will last 6 months, and the square will be inaugurated for the start of the Tour de France departure in July.

We now have the final cost of the transaction and can provide it to you.


Works: €74,4000
Lighting: €120,000
Fountain: €72,000
Fees: €55,374
SPS: €1,909
Total: €993,283

Grants / FCTVA / Fire insurance State: €309,100
Department: €120,000
Region: €70,000
FCTVA: €162,898
Loss: €30,192

Total: €692,190

The municipality’s share is €301,093.

This project has received the support of our partners; the amount of subsidies is 67%. For our village this is a first and never has an investment of our commune received such support.

From Tuesday, January 23, 2018, the weekly market will be moved to in and around the poultry market.
The work will be finished in June. We count on your understanding regarding the inconvenience.

The Tour de France

The Tour de France is the third most-watched sports event in the world, after the Olympic Games and the World Cup. Even for those who aren’t sports fans, the Tour is a spectacle that is unmatched anywhere in the world. From the publicity caravan that tosses out souvenirs, to the passionate fans, it is no wonder this cycling race has stood the test of time for over a century. 

Join us in Trie-sur-Baïse on 26 July 2018 as we make our debut as a host of the Tour de France and open our arms to the cycling teams, to you, and to spectators around the world. 

Here’s our guide to experiencing the departure of stage 18 of the Tour de France from Trie.  If any of your questions aren’t answered here, just get in touch with us on our Facebook page and we’ll try to help.

When should I arrive?

Official entertainment is kicking off at 10:30 in the Place de la Mairie (the central square) and will be going on throughout the day in the centre of town.  The riders will depart at 13:50, although they’ll be arriving well in advance. 

There will be rolling road closures the entire route from Trie to the finish in Pau, so that’s another reason to arrive early. Parking will be plentiful (and free) on the outskirts of Trie however parking within the town limits will be limited. For visitors with limited mobility, we will have information about designated parking closer to the date. Regular updates will be made on our Facebook page Le Tour de France 


What will the weather be like?

We aren’t psychics, but we are in the south of France, so we can tell you that it will probably be beautifully sunny and very warm. 

What should I wear?

We suggest practical shoes that are comfortable and a hat to protect you from the sun. Otherwise, we wouldn’t be averse to you wearing something outlandish.

Photo : © A.S.O. / B. BADE

Don’t forget to bring sunscreen, however if you forget it, you can pop into the local pharmacy to buy some.

Where can I find a place to stay?

There is a hotel in Trie as well as many gîtes, chambres d’hôtes and chalets in the area. Campers with camping cars or caravans can park up in nearby Lubret St Luc. You can find more information about local accommodation from the CCPTM (Communauté de Communes – Pays de Trie et du Magnoac).

Where can I eat in Trie-sur-Baïse?

The following restaurants in Trie are ready to serve you:

Au Petit Creux
34 place de la mairie (in the centre of town)
Tel:  05 67 45 58 88

Le Coin
Place de la Mairie (in the centre of town)
Tel:  05 62 35 59 26

Café Le Sport
Place de la Mairie (in the centre of town)

Tel: 05 62 35 50 04

Café Restaurant de la Paix
Rue des Monts de Bigorre (next to the covered halle)
Tel: 05 62 35 61 11

Route de Tarbes (near the Intermarché)
65220 Lalanne Trie
Tel:  05 62 35 45 17

Ferme Auberge du Lac
41 Route de Castelnau
65220 Puydarrieux (a few minutes from Trie)
Tel: 05 62 35 54 92

L’esquiròu (campground with water, disposal and electricity)
65220 Vidou
Tél : 05 62 35 45 02

The day of the Tour, local clubs and associations will be selling sandwiches and snacks. If you get a sandwich, we suggest you try a speciality of the south west of France called ventrèche, a salt-cured and flavourful bacon. It’s delicious! Although the sausage is also great…

Our « village gourmand » will be at the rugby stadium all day, featuring local specialities for lovers of South Western cuisine to take home.

Where do I park?

Parking in and around Trie will be clearly signposted. More details, including a map, to come.

Is there anything else I should know?

Just a few tips to make it a great day for everyone, including the riders:

  • If you must bring your dog, it must be on a lead and under control at all times.
  • Don’t use flares, smoke bombs or anything else that can impair the riders’ vision or inhibit their breathing.
  • Once the caravan and the race get going, please make sure your children are well clear of the roadway.
  • Give the riders plenty of space to manoeuvre.