Pont d'Espagne Hautes Pyrénées


15 December 2023  |  Tourism

The essential things to do during your stay in the Pyrénées

The Pyrénées is a popular mountain range between France and Spain, offering a multitude of experiences not to be missed. Whether you are a nature, history or adventure lover, here are some must-see attractions not to be missed during your stay.

Hiking in National Parks

The Pyrénées are home to several national parks, including the Pyrénées National Park in France.

These preserved spaces offer picturesque hiking trails, ranging from leisurely strolls to more demanding treks. Explore the diversity of landscapes, from glacial lakes to dense forests.

Ascent of the Pic du Midi

The Pic du Midi de Bigorre offers one of the most spectacular views of the Pyrénées. Accessible by cable car, climbing this iconic peak is a breathtaking experience. At the top, a panoramic terrace allowing you to admire a 360-degree panorama of the surrounding mountains.

Discovering picturesque villages

Explore the charming villages that dot the slopes of the Pyrénées. Saint-Lary Soulan, Cauterets, are all jewels of traditional architecture, beautiful walks, local markets and the warm welcome of the inhabitants will immerse you in the unique atmosphere of the region. Villages very popular both in winter and in summer.

The Néouvielle nature reserve

Next to the Pyrénées National Park, the Néouvielle Nature Reserve is a site of great natural wealth. With its exceptional fauna and flora make this place an exceptional place. Modelled by imposing pine forests, magnificent meadows, the crystal clear waters of lakes and rivers, glaciers, the Néouvielle Nature Reserve offers breathtaking panoramas

Mount Canigou

For hiking enthusiasts, Mont Canigou dominates the landscape of the Eastern Pyrénées. It offers a panorama of Roussillon, the Mediterranean and Catalonia. Discover breathtaking views.

Admire the many lakes

Lake Agalops, nestled in the Néouvielle reserve, is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful lakes to visit in the Pyrénées.

Lake Gaube, in the heart of the Cauterets valley, Lake Gaube is home to exceptional flora and fauna.

Lac du Pourtet, it culminates at 2,428 meters above sea level. Accessible from the Pont d'Espagne.

Lake Ôo: famous in the Pyrenees, this artificial lake is a mecca for hiking. You can admire the Ôo dam, walk along the Neste d'Ôo river and contemplate the beautiful waterfall.

Lac des Bouillouses, at the foot of the Carlit massif, the classified site of the lake offers exceptional mountainous landscapes.

A moment of relaxation in the thermal baths

The Pyrénées are renowned for their beautiful thermal spas, after a day of outdoor activities, there is nothing like relaxing in the rejuvenating hot waters of the thermal baths.

Local gastronomy of the Pyrénées

Don't miss the opportunity to savor the local cuisine. Cheeses, cold meats, traditional dishes, blueberry pies are all delights to taste. The Pyrénées offer a diversity of experiences that make it an unforgettable destination with each season its share of surprises, making this region a very popular destination all year round.

Skiing and winter sports

In winter, the sumptuous landscapes transform into a paradise for winter sports enthusiasts: resorts such as Font-Romeu, La Mongie, or Baqueira-Beret, offer varied ski slopes and breathtaking snowy landscapes.

Skiing and winter sports, in winter the sumptuous landscapes are transformed into a paradise for winter sports enthusiasts: resorts such as Font-Romeu, La Mongie, or Baqueira Beret, offer varied ski slopes and snowy landscapes breathtaking.

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Amélie Roca

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