Barèges (Barètge in Gascon) is a French commune in the Hautes-Pyrénées department in the Midi-Pyrénées region of south-western France. It is situated in the valley of the Bastan on the former Route nationale 618 (the "Route of the Pyrénées") on the western side of the Col du Tourmalet.
Its spa has been known since the beginning of the 17th century and is the highest in the Pyrenees. It is famous also for the ski resort of Barèges, part of the Domaine du Tourmalet, as well as its landscapes.
The inhabitants of the commune are known as Barégeois or Barégeoises.(Wikipedia)