La Ferme Basque

French in Cauterets

This country farmhouse just west of Cauterets has a delightfully rustic restaurant specialising in garbure (a rich meat-and-veg stew), omelettes with foie gras and mushrooms, and other hearty mountain cooking. There's also a shop where you can buy homemade pâté, honey, charcuterie and other goodies. It's a pleasant but steep 1km walk from Cauterets – take the trail beside Pavillon des Abeilles.

Call ahead if you plan to dine; otherwise stop in during the afternoon for tea and desserts.