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An interview of Julian Somers

 
He came here, loved it, and chose to stay

July 2010 - Three questions to Mr Julian Somers, who lives and works in Lescar, near Pau.


Julian Somers has chosen to live in Lescar. He explains why he loves the place so much.

- Why did you choose to live in Bearn ?
Because my wife’s French ! And because she lived in Pau when I met her. We first settled in Pau and then in Lescar in 1990.

- Which are your favourite places around ? Where do you like to go for a walk or for a week-end ?

I don’t have a favourite place because I like every place very place very much. There are loads of great areas to go to. You can do ski de randonnée or mountain climbing in the mountains. I haven’t been everywhere though ! I would say anywhere in the Pyrenees. Maybe more specifically Louvie-Juzan, Laruns or the Cirque of Gavarnie.

- If someone had little time to spend in Bearn, which typical place would you advice him to go to ?

Well he could go pretty much anywhere if he’s got a car ! The Brits used to go to Barèges a lot to go skiing in Bigorre, it’s a very nice village. But I think Laruns would be an excellent place in the Ossau valley. I know there are very nice chambres d’hôtes around there, they’ve got excellent cheese, it’s a typical village !

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