The Garden of Eden of the Pyrenees
Here each corner is full of life. The mountain pines grow right out of the rock, the rivers surge forward, brown frogs croak, marmots drowse in the sun, lizards watch you carefully, ibex squabble, the meadows are covered in flowers... In the pure air, there is an odour of resin and wild thyme. The richness and harmony of the life here make you want to jump for joy. But there are still surprises to come – higher up, the splendid Gaube Lake is patiently waiting for you, below fascinating Vignemale, the highest massif in the French Pyrenees. If it’s playing fair, you’ll be able to see your reflection in its turquoise waters – magic.
There are lots of facilities and trails, offering several possibilities for hikes, enabling you to make the most of this Pyrenean Garden of Eden with ease. We suggest that you take the two ski lifts that follow one another, the Télécabine de Puntas and the Télésiège de Gaube, that take you there directly, after a short extra walk of fifteen minutes to Gaube Lake. You can then cover the site on the way down, on foot or by chairlift.
You can discover Cauterets-Pont d'Espagnein the following itineraries:
Open from the 2nd June to 30th September 2018, from 9.30 am to 5.30 pm (6.30 pm in July and August).
How to get there :
- By car : follow the RD920 through Cauterets for the 7 kms towards Pont d'Espagne and the Puntas parking.
- By shuttle bus : service from the bus station in the centre of Cauterets to the Puntas parking. From July to August , every two hours (from 8 am to 6 pm) with a return every two hours (from 9 am to 7 pm).