The freshness is felt in the early morning, the lights are softening, the mountain is still green for the season but the forests will soon turn red… and a desire to escape in complete tranquility to the Pyrenees!
On this page, we reveal to you the 20 most beautiful experiences to live right now!
FOR THE MOST ADVENTURER PEOPLE
#1 Take advantage of the first light of day to enjoy the view from one of the valley peaks.
Walking guide available at the Tourist Office and IGN maps on sale in village stores.
#2 Observe the wealth of fauna and flora in the Pyrenees National Park.
The Cirque de Troumouse, the Cirque d’Estaubé and the Col des Tentes invite you to discover marmots, chamois, raptors… Bring binoculars and stay away from these animals so as not to disturb them in their habitat, remember , you are at their home!
#3 Marvel at the celestial vault by spending a night in the mountains, in a refuge or in a bivouac.
The bivouac is regulated in the heart zone of the National Park, find out more by clicking here. Remember to book your night in a refuge in advance, info & contacts: click here.
FOR CURIOUS PEOPLE
#4 Travel back in time in the historic center of Luz and following the monuments
A walk allows you to discover the history of the village from the town hall to the Pont Napoléon, passing the Church of the Templars and the Chapelle Solférino (45 min one way).
#5 Be enchanted by the artistic shows at the National park museum.
Several shows and an exhibition are in the spotlight in September for this fortieth anniversary.
#6 Be surprised by the new exhibition of the contemporary art space Hang’Art
Summer exhibition from the collection of the Musée des Abattoirs de Toulouse: “Voyage dans la roche”. Free admission. Open Tuesday to Saturday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
#7 Listen to anecdotes about the washhouses in the village with the Heritage walk app.
Application available on the Appstore or Google Play, or possibility of borrowing a terminal at the Maison du Parc national et de la vallée. Free.
FOR ADRENALINE LOVERS
#8 Explore the forest trails on a mountain bike
Detailed map of trails on sale at the Tourist Office. Initiation and guided ride with a mountain bike instructor by reservation from 1m35.
Mountain bike and electric mountain bike rentals in the village.
#9 Refresh himself in the gaves by discovering the rivers in canyoning or during a rafting, hot-dog or kayak excursion.
Activity by reservation at the mountain offices in the village.
#10 Take on new challenges by bungee jumping
Saturdays and Sundays in September and October: Luz Aventure schedule and Elastic Crocodil Bungee schedule.
#11 Fly over the eddies of the river “Gave de Pau” on ziplines
Luz Tyroline course open every day until September 15 then the rest of the year by reservation. From 10 years old.
#12 Descend nearly 1000m in altitude on a devalmountain
By reservation. From the age of 8.
#13 Learn to ride on balance bikes and bicycles with a course equipped with modules dedicated to young children on the edge of the Bastan river.
Free access. Children under parental supervision.
#14 Take an unusual ride on the wings of a vulture of a carousel
A new carousel with pedals for children on the Promenade du Bastan next to the little lake.
#15 Play Robin Hood by learning archery
From the age of 8. open during the week-ends by reservation. 14€/person.
#16 Try to catch a trout in the rivers with the help of a fishing instructor
By reservation with the fishing instructors, contacts at the Tourist Office or on +33(0)5 62 92 30 30.
FOR THE MOST GOURMET PEOPLE
#17 Fill your basket with local products at the market in Luz
Every Monday morning on the Place du Marché and around the church.
#18 Visit local producers and artisans
Sia cake: visit, tasting and sale every day from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. until the end of October.
Ferme des Cascades (goat farm): visit and discovery of milking every day from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. until the end of September.
Le Rucher du Tourmalet (honey): open days every Friday all year round.
La Miellerie du Pays Toy (honey), La Carde (wooden factory) and Brasserie du Pays Toy (local beers) also open their shops all year round.
#19 Taste a local dish at one of our restaurants
List of restaurants open mid-season available at the Tourist Office or on +33(0)5 62 92 30 30.
After this busy day, enjoy the bubble baths, the sauna, the hammam or a good massage at the Spa of Luzea…
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