Our best experiences to live right now

Spring is setting in across the Pyrenean valleys.
The first rays of sunshine and flowering meadows attract nature lovers to the paths linking the villages of the Pays Toy. Marmots are showing their faces in the mountains, much to the delight of children zooming through their binoculars. The curious push open the doors of our most beautiful monuments and cultural sites.

Here are our top 20 ideas for activities to try out this spring 🪻 in Luz-Saint-Sauveur!


#1 Follow the ancient paths linking each village in the Pays Toy and admire the architecture of the barns.
Walking guide available at the Tourist Office and IGN maps on sale in village stores.


#2 Marvel at the still-white Cirque de Gavarnie and enjoy the tranquillity of the main path to the hotel of the Cirque.
The hotel of the Cirque is open from 4/05 to 27/10/24. The Cirque of Troumouse and the Cirque of Estaube are still inaccessible in spring.

#3 Go to the adventure by ski touring or snowshoeing to the Néouvielle Nature Reserve, following in the footsteps of your mountain guide.
The Aygues Cluses refuge is opened until 30 April, advance booking essential. For more information, click here.
For winter ski or snowshoe trekking, hire a mountain professional (contacts available from the Tourist Office) and take all safety precautions (weather, equipment, etc.). For more information, click here.


#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.
Full programme, click here.

#6 Be surprised by the new exhibition of the contemporary art space Hang’Art
Transhumance” exhibition (opening on 19 April). 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.


The coming cultural events


#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. The Barèges bike park is open from June (bike-bus from Luz-Saint-Sauveur).

#9 Take on new challenges by bungee jumping
Saturdays and Sundays in September and October: Luz Aventure schedule and Elastic Crocodil Bungee schedule.

#10 Fly over the eddies of the river “Gave de Pau” on ziplines
Luz Tyroline course open in spring by prior reservation and open every day from mid-June. From 10 years old.

#11 Try Via Ferrata under the Napoleon Bridge or rock climbing at Gedre
Bookings required at the guide offices.

#12 Admire the mountains from the sky by paragliding
Booking required.


#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 Try to catch a trout in the rivers with the help of a fishing instructor
River fishing has been open since 9 March 2024. Mountain lake fishing will open on 4 May 2024. For more information on fishing, click here. By reservation with the fishing instructors, contacts at the Tourist Office or on +33(0)5 62 92 30 30.

#16 Descend nearly 1000m in altitude on a devalmountain
By reservation. From the age of 8.

More information about kids' activities


#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
Ferme des Cascades in Sazos (goat/sheep cheeses, cured meats, dairy meats, etc.): open daily from 3.30pm to 6pm (milking at 4.30pm).
La Carde in Esquièze-Sère (woollen fabric factory): open Monday to Saturday, 9am to 12pm and 2pm to 6.30pm.
Rucher du Tourmalet in Betpouey (honey): open every Friday all year round, 9am to 12pm and 2pm to 6pm.
Brasserie du Pays Toy in Sassis (craft beers and gins): open Monday to Wednesday, 9am to 6pm and Thursday to Saturday, 9am to 8pm.

#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.


#20 And above all, we relax!

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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