Located at the gateway to the Pyrenees National Park, Cauterets Pont d’Espagne is renowned for its beautiful landscapes and many waterfalls. You can enjoy a serene and peaceful ride on the Gaube chairlift up to the lake. From here you can see the impressive silhouette of the Vignemale, highest peak in the French Pyrenees (3,298m).

Opening summer season 2021:

  • Pont d’Espagne:
    From May 13: Reception & Info open (paid parking) 7 days a week
    Gaube chairlift opening on Pentecost weekend (May 22 to 24)
    Cable car + chairlift open 7 days a week from May 29 to September 26, 2021
  • Cirque du Lys (Cable car + Chairlift):
    7 days a week from July 3 to August 20 + Weekend from September 4 and 5, 2021

The Pont d’Espagne is renowned for its array of waterfalls which you can admire in both summer and winter.

Located 5 minutes’ walk from the car park.


How to get to Lake Gaube:

On foot via the GR10 (1hr15)

By gondola and chairlift:

Adult Pass 15 €

Child and family pass 12.50 €

Extravagance awaits you!
The golden age of hydrotherapy began in the nineteenth century, visitors flocked to partake of the thermal waters during their stay. Because the thermal water of Cauterets left a sulphur taste in the mouth afterwards, doctors recommended people to suck on a sweet to remove the taste. This is how the berlingot, a delicacy from the sixteenth century, became a favourite of the first spa town during the nineteenth and twentieth century. No less than ten factories were packed into this little town. Today, the streets of Cauterets are surrounded by the delicious sweet smell of confectionery freshly made by the hands of local craftsmen.

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