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Adventure under the stars

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Night walk to observe the stars

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Your are accompanied by Joel, a guide who is passionate about the stars, their history, their legends. Head off at sunset on snowshoes in the International Star Reserve in the heart of the Pyrenees National Park, your walk is to the rhythm of the many mountain steams and the breeze through the conifers. It is the perfect spot for observation without any light pollution. Time to get out the binoculars and admire the stars.

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From 469 € /person Based on two sharing

  • 5 days/4 nights in 3 star Logis hotel, classified Hotel of Charm and Character, half-board
  • 1 night snowshoe walks with a guide, observation of the night sky
  • 3 day ski pass for Cauterets
  • 2 hour pass for the Bains de Rocher spa baths with indoor pools, outdoor lagoon, sauna, jacuzzi, hamman...

Contact Julie
to book this holiday package or receive informations

By mail By phone 33 (0)5 62 56 70 00

The strengths

  • An unforgettable night time walk
  • Discover a magnificent night sky
  • The high peaks of the Lys, Pont d'Espagne: a sensational site of sublime beauty

Each Thursday Joel organises a night walk to admire the clear skies above Cauterets. Meet at 8 pm for an easy snowshoe walk. Joel will have an enormous rucksack containing his new 15 kg telescope. Head to Pont d'Espagne where the Gaube and Marcadau rivers meet in a tumult of waterfalls. The night ski here is free of any light pollution, perfect to observe the planets, the stars, the moon. Joel knows their history and their legends. Your walk is punctuated by stops to observe the sky. An unforgettable experience.

Day 1

Arrival in the early afternoon in Cauterets. Dinner and night in hotel.

Day 2

Breakfast and a day's skiing at Cauterets. At the end of the aftermoon, relaxing spa baths in Les Bains du Rocher. Dinner and night in hotel.

Day 3

Breakfast and a day's skiing at Cauterets. After dinner Joel will collect you for your night walk under the stars (departure at 8pm). Return towards 11 pm for night in the hotel.

Day 4

Breakfast and ski for the day at Cauterets. Dinner and night in hotel.

Day 5

Breakfast and departure.

Complementary information

Complementary information:
The programme might be modified due to weather or snow conditions.

‘Charm and Character’ hotel

Your hotel, classed ‘hotel of charm and character’, and located in the centre of Cauterets, a small Pyrenean holiday resort. With all the air of ‘English ladies’ the two sisters Bernadette and Rose Marie, natives of Cauterets, have created in this grand house a hotel in their own image. Lacework, embroidery, fine pastel bedcovers, and antiques bring lots of character. The rooms are veritable love nests where each detail counts- sachets of lavender on the wardrobes impregnate the air with romanticism. Not to mention the charming patio and the flower filled balconies.
Our range of Hotels of Charm and Character are hotels on a human scale in protected natural settings. You are welcomed as a friend, the décor is carefully designed, the materials used are traditional, the furnishings refined, the colours are meticulously chosen to create a harmony which reflects a particular valley or region.

Your hotel:

Has 12 bedrooms, 6 suites, a restaurant, small bar and salon, a terrace, garden and garden furniture.

Your room 'Standard douche':

Double 160 cms bed
Bathroom – Toilet
Television
Telephone
Wi-ifi

Cauterets and Pont d'Espagne

This fine skiing resort is located in the heart of the National Park of the Pyrenees in a unique and preserved setting. It is ideal for family holiday thanks to various activities. Here relaxation and activities are on harmony.

Cauterets - Pont d’Espagne: 36 km of cross-country and snowshoe circuits
4 downhill ski slopes (Green: 2, Blue: 1 and Red: 1)

Cauterets, your ski resort

The village has a remarkable and original architecture with two ski areas. The Cirque de Lys for downhill skiing, its exposition guarantees excellent snow cover. Pont d'Espagne is the 'little Canada' of the Pyrenees, a magnificent site for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, exceptional scenery and sublime panoramas in the very heart of the Pyrenees National Park

22 ski runs (38 km)
Green: 5, Blue: 7, Red: 8, and Black: 2

Les Bains du Rocher, your spa centre

At the heart of the National Park Cauterets has a lovely Belle Epoque feel, yet is a modern resort. The spa baths have floors with jade, decorative pebbled walls... The Bains du Rocher Spa offers a wonderful area dedicated to relaxation in an original and sophisticated setting.

Relaxation area

Naturally heated thermal waters flow both through the interior and exterior; inside it is a wonderful lagoon delicately lit beneath a majestic dome, outside one can bathe in the warm waters through all seasons of the year. Wind down with a bit of fun… swim against the current, jet massages, jacuzzi, jet baths and heated stone benches.
For your relaxation - mosaic lined steam baths, sauna, rest room with salt stones, the warm and welcoming ambience of the tisanerie (tea rooms)…
The stainless steel pool is the only one of its kind in the world!

Personalised treatment area

Soothe the body and the mind, the cabins are made of pearled glass with a view over the interior pool, Californian body sculpting, essentials oils from the Dead Sea, reflexology, our range of Galenic treatments…

Fitness area

Tone yourself up, practise yoga, fitness room, water gym, water bikes, personalised coaching…

  • From 469 € /person -
  • Based on two sharing

The price includes

4 nights in 3 star Logis hotel, classified as a Hotel of Charm and Character, half-board - 1 night time snowshoe trek with a guide - 3 day ski pass for Cauterets - 1 entrance (2hrs) to Les Bains du Rocher spa - Booking fee.

The price does not include

Personal expenses - Cancellation insurance - Transport.

Validity

Winter 2016/2017

Did you know?

Thanks to the classification of the Pic du Midi as an International Star Reserve there is an area of 600 square kilometres around the Pic which is has no light pollution whatsoever. This is particularly the case in the National Park at Cauterets where on can discover a pure night sky.

Something to dream about!

Cauterets Pont d'Espagne, a huge plateau for great easy walks, a protected nature, frozen streams, pine trees bending under the weight of the snow, just fabulous!