A different winter in Luz

Following the last speeches from the Government, the ski lifts of the ski resort will remain closed for the February holidays.

These winter holidays will not be like the others, but the Luz-Saint-Sauveur valley has a sweet moment in store for you with family or friends: large natural spaces, activities for all, shops to stroll, remarkable heritage…

I want to…

… Take a walk in the snow!

With or without snow, discover the small hilltop villages of the Toy Country or in the inhabited undergrowth of the valley:

  • Napoleon & Eugenie walk: 45min – EASY LEVEL (see Luz city map)
  • Bastan walk: 30min – EASY LEVEL (see Luz city map)
  • “At the crossroads” walk: 2h – EASY LEVEL (Scenic Toy Country guidebook)
  • Circuit of the three villages (Sazos, Grust, Viscos): 3h10 – MEDIUM LEVEL (FFR topoguide Vallées du Pays Toy … on foot)
  • Croix Saint Justin: (panoramic view of Ardiden and Barèges): 45min from the village of Sers – EASY LEVEL
  • Bernazaou track (Grust): 1 hour to the last barns – EASY LEVEL

Marked areas for pedestrians and snowshoes to safely discover the joys of snow:

  • Snowshoe trails in Lienz accessible from the village of Barèges, behind Ciéléo (circuit leaflet available at the Barèges Tourist Office),
  • Marked snowshoe trail at the Cirque de Gavarnie (map available at the Gavarnie Tourist Office).

> Note: Luz Ardiden ski resort closed including the pedestrian-snowshoe circuit.

> Rental of snowshoes in sports shops in the village.

> “Mini-kids” tip! For your walks with young children, rental of strollers, sled pushchairs and baby carriers: Lou Mini Toy, 2 Place du Marché 05 62 97 13 25

… enjoy myself

For tobogganing, igloos and snowmen, here are some unmissable spots:

– Cauterets-Pont d’Espagne: toboggan run at the Clot plateau

> The practice of tobogganing is not supervised, the practitioners are under their own responsibility and that of their parents. It is recommended to choose secure toboggan runs.
> Purchase and rental of sledges in sports shops in the village.

For lovers of balance bikes and bikes, a course equipped with modules dedicated to young children is located on the Promenade du Bastan in the village of Luz-Saint-Sauveur. (Free and open access, children are the responsibility of their parents)

Fill up on laughs in an incredible descent in mountain luge:
Mountain toboggan of Hautacam (40min by car from Luz)
Open Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 9:30 am to 5 pm (depending on weather conditions)

– Jclub leisure center: 3/12 years old – open during school holidays and Wednesdays – by reservation 48 hours before the day of presence
– Marmo’Toy crèche: 8 weeks / 3 years old – open Monday to Friday – by prior reservation (limited places)
– Babysitters: list available at the Luz Tourist Office

… play sports

Snowshoe hike:
The mountain guides and the ESF ski instructors offer you supervised day or half-day hikes in the Luz valley.

Take advantage of your vacation in the mountains to discover or rediscover yoga, outdoors, at home or online. (à la carte program, by reservation)
Studio Tandoori: 06 82 30 46 36
Yoga Shala: 07 69 77 39 67

Nordic’s walk :
As invigorating but less traumatic than jogging, Nordic walking is a dynamic activity at 1 to 2 km / hour more than hiking and is practiced with sticks to propel the body forward and lengthen the stride.

Introduction to ski touring:
For intermediate to expert skiers, now is the time to discover this activity combining endurance on the ascent and thrills on the descent.

Dog sled ride:
In the heart of the Lienz forest in Barèges, the mushers of L’Appel Sauvage will take you on sled dogs for a ride worthy of a “Great North” adventure!

Cross-country skiing / Nordic skiing:
The areas of Cauterets-Pont d ́Espagne and Couraduque (Val d ́Azun) are open and offer you marked cross-country ski trails and traced in a very preserved nature. The opportunity to discover these magnificent landscapes of forests and waterfalls.

  • Cauterets-Pont d’Espagne (open every day): 45 min from Luz by car
  • Couraduque-Val d´Azun (open every day): 1h from Luz by car
  • Hautacam station (open Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays): 40 min from Luz by car

… cultivate myself

Luz-Saint-Sauveur, its architectural treasures and its small built heritage have not finished seducing you … Its small streets of the historic district, its washhouses, the ironwork of its balconies and its marble frames will make you relive the great moments of medieval and modern times.


Outdoor exhibitions:

An eye on Saint-Sauveur
The spa district is discovered along a surprising route, set in history thanks to the superposition of old sketches on the observation of reality. An original walk supported by testimonials from residents of the neighborhood. Thermal district (see city map)

The art of ironwork
The Promenade Napoléon & Eugénie houses a permanent exhibition made up of around fifteen panels dedicated to the art of ironwork. A route that highlights this essential art of local heritage and encourages walkers to look at the ironworks that dot the village to discover or rediscover their diversity and quality.
Departure from the Pont de l’Yse (see city map)

Media library:
Open Monday to Saturday from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
For members, possibility to book books via the Hapybiblio.fr portal
National Park and Valley House
Phone: 05 62 92 38 38

Exhibitions to discover in the village

… fill up on thrills

Zip line course:
Discover the Tyroline course: 2 km in weightlessness for guaranteed extreme sensations, 16 zip lines (from 40 m to 260 m) and 4 Nepalese bridges are to be discovered over the turquoise waters of the Gave.
On reservation by phone on +33(0)5 62 42 16 88
Small groups of 5 people. Subject to weather conditions.

Mountain biking:
Luz Bikes Pyrénées offers introductions to electric mountain biking on the trails of the Toy Country.
On reservation with Luz Bikes Pyrénées at: +33(0)7 67 99 72 10.

Fly in a tandem for a pure moment of pleasure above the snow-capped peaks.
> Air Aventure Pyrénées: +33(0)6 81 50 86 50.

… to stroll

The village of Luz-Saint-Sauveur, its small alleys decorated for Christmas and its charming little squares are easy to walk and discover shops for gift ideas or souvenirs.

Luz market:
Every Monday morning on Place de la Comporte and Place du Marché (near the church): food, local producers, crafts …

See all our partner shops

… relax !

Holidays are also an opportunity to take care of yourself, to relax and to enjoy a well-being break.

  • Luz Zenitude – Aesthetics and Massages – 7 Place de la Comporte in Luz – 06 07 82 03 07
  • Institut des Thermes Ciéléo – Massages and treatments – open Thursday and Saturday afternoons from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Rue Ramond in Barèges – Reservation at 05 62 92 68 02

Our partner beauty institute

… taste the flavors of the land

Several restaurateurs in the Luz Valley are getting organized and offering take-away sales, to the delight of your taste buds! For this, it is necessary to reserve your meal in advance by telephone.

See the list of open restaurants
Information book
Information book
Map of the town
Map of the town