If you’ve ever dreamed of taxiing a plane right up to your front door, living in an airpark might be the perfect option for you, and it doesn’t have to come with a sky-high pricetag…
Situated in one of only a few villages aéronautiques in France, this property gives you the opportunity to build your house next to a private airstrip that is reserved for the residents, and take off from in front of your home.
Located 25 minutes north of Tarbes, the plot measures 2,300 m² (just over half an acre) and is in an Airpark of only a few residences. The turf airstrip measures 700m x 22m, with 10 m of safety zone on each side, and its use is strictly reserved for residents’ personal use. All services are on the edge of the property including water, electricity, phone and mains drainage.
According to the Demande de Valeur Foncière, one house on the aerodrome sold for €417,308 in 2021, and the average departmental property price for Hautes-Pyrénées houses per square metre is €1 ,727.
Twenty kilometres south, you’ll find the Tarbes with its train station that is halfway between Pau and Saint-Gaudens, and another 20km south is the famed pilgrim destination and tourist attraction of Lourdes. The international airport of Aéroport de Tarbes-Lourdes Pyrénées is 30km away from this property. Spain and the Pyrenean ski slopes are an hour and a half away by car, and you can reach the Atlantic Ocean in 2 hours via the motorway or the Mediterranean in 3 hours.
If you have a passion for aviation and enjoy being around airplanes and flying, then owning a building plot on an airfield could be a great lifestyle choice for you, and here in the south of France there’s plenty to see. Nearby Toulouse is the world capital of aeronautics and the birthplace of the flagship Airbus, while the ‘Aerospace Valley’ which covers much of south-western France including Tarbes highlights the importance of this region to the aviation industry.
As of 2019 there were 10 aeronautical villages (Airparks) in France:
Aéro-Delahaye Verchocq in Pas-de-Calais, Hauts-de-France
Atlantic Air Park in Chasnais, Vendée
Country Air Parc in Berdoues, Gers
Europ’Air Park in Gajoubert, Haute-Vienne
Mont Air Park -in Monterblanc, Morbihan
Vendée Air Park in Talmont-Saint-Hilaire, Vendée
Aeronautical Village of Adour in Rabastens-de-Bigorre, Hautes-Pyrénées
Boissière aeronautical village in Coëx, Vendée
Lacs Aeronautical Village in Biscarrosse, Landes
Airpark du Center in Vicq-sur-Nahon, Indre
This property is on the market for €77,000.