On the beach in the Pyrenees

  • The Louron valley
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Spend a week on the water's edge


On the lake and around the lake there is an ocean of possibilities! Pirates of the Pyrenees on the pedalos or Atlantis in the canoes. Such a choice for the kids, they will love the fantastic toboggans at the pool. For more gentle relaxation the Balnea Spa offers a world tour of baths, Incas, Roman, Japanese, American Indian. And all starts from your lovely residence, your perfectly placed base camp.

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From 721 € /family Based on 2 adults + 2 children

  • 8 days/7 nights in a tourist residence on the shores of the lake
  • 1 (family) 8 days unlimited pass for the Ludeo waterpark
  • Pedalo and canoe hire
  • 1 family entry (2 hours) for Balnea spa with outdoor pools, lagoons, jacuzzis...
  • Access to the outdoor heated swimming pool, sauna and gym

Contact Monique
to book this holiday package or receive informations

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

The strengths

  • Numerous varied activities are available next to your accommodation

Once you have arrived at your residence you can forget your car...

The surrounding mountains and the lake offer peace and calm, even more so if you include the relaxing Balnea spa baths. The spa offers a world tour with its American Indian, Japanese, Inca, Roman and Tibetan themes, both indoor and outddor.

After this relaxing world tour your children will love the activities around the lake - the Ludeo water park with water slides pools, jacuzzi giant slides, and beach. The adjacent Ludic Park has inflatables and trampolines. The adventurous will adore the treetop adventure park with some sections crossing the lake. For something quieter there are poney rides. On the lake itself one can hire canoes, pedalos and stand-up paddles. For something very unusual try the downhill all-terrain scooters, an instructor will show you how.

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PrestTourist residence on the shores of the lake

You will go from discovery to discovery in the verdant Louron valley. At the bottom of the Col de Peyresourde and on the shores of the Genos-Loudenvielle lake it offers an exceptional location for an unforgettable holiday. Constructed in stone and wood in a pure Pyrenean style, the residence is warm and welcoming, with its ideal location on the shores of the lake and facing the mountains. Close to the village of Loudenvielle, you can easily walking, take to the way-marked trails, benefit from the Ludeo waterpark and activities area. In winter you have a choice between the ski resorts of Peyragudes and Val Louron. Open all the year, the Balnea spa welcomes you with warming vapours for a soothing relaxation.

Your residence:

Has apartments from 2 to 8 persons and chalets 10/12 persons.
You can enjoy all the facilities: a relaxation area with outdoor heated swimming pool, sauna and a gym.
The residence also has: telephone messaging service, wi-fi in reception, fondue and raclette sets, loan of games and magazines, laundry room, baby chairs, baby baths, bedlinen and towels hire, end of stay cleaning.

Your studio sleeps 4 with view over the lake and mountains: (25m²) :

Lounge area with double sofa bed
Dining / kitchen area (microwave, 2 electric hobs, fridge, dishwasher)
Alcove with bunks
Bathroom with bath or shower/toilet
Balcony or terrace

Animals are accepted (with supplement)

The Louron valley

Suddenly the landscape opens up to reveal a magnificent valley, the Louron valley, protected yet with modern ideas. The valley has kept all the charm and character of a typical mountain village with its lakeside setting, offering a pleasant and peaceful ambience.

You will adore

- The beauty and the preserved quality of the area, typical Pyrenean scenery and villages
- Wellbeing assured at Balnea, whether its fun or relaxation
- The Genos-Loudenvielle lake, the children’s play areas, superb siesta spots.
- The views of the wild high mountains from the valley
- A tandem flight in a paraglider or hang glider

Balnea, your spa centre

On the edge of the lake and facing the mountains, the Balnea Spa immerses you in a universe of raw beauty and rafinement.
The spa waters are naturally warm, the inspiration comes from afar, and the relaxation techniques are varied.

With the Roman area

Let yourself go in a world of wellbeing. A lagoon of thermal water, massage jets and swan neck jets, musical baths, Jacuzzi baths, hamman, heated benches… the dome with its glass facades bathes the spa ina wonderful natural light and offer magnificent views over the surrounding countryside.

With American Indian area

This space is perfect for families. Geysers, swimming against the current, waterfalls, Jacuzzis, water beds… All beneath the watchful eye of the totem poles.

With the Onsen area

Treat yourself to a taste of Japan. 3 outside pools at between 33 and 40 degrees with splendid views over the mountains, a Japanese zen garden, a Japanese pavilion with a room of cryotherapy, 2 saunas with dramatic mountain views.

In the Inca area,

families can enjoy outdoor pools where the waters are at 37C, in a sumptious decor of bamboo, temples and statues which transports you to Latin America, all to the backing of Peruvian pipe music. Swimming against the current, jacuzzis, massage jets, and even a beach of stones to take a snow bath in winter... the pure pleasures of warm waters in a delightful and surprising setting.

With the Tibetan area

Peace and calm, this space is dedicated to the face and body. Mountain treatments using Arnica, massages with warm sesame seed oil and Tibetan bowls, Thai foot massage and Taiko yoga, traditional Indian massage.

With the restaurant

Wellbeing is also on your plate, well balanced, healthy and natural.

  • From 721 € /family -
  • Based on 2 adults + 2 children

The price includes

7 nights in a tourist residence - Access to the outdoor heated swimming pool, sauna and gym - 1 (family) 8 days unlimited pass for the Ludeo waterpark - 1 family entry fo Balnea spa (2hrs) - Pedalo hire (1h30) and canoe hire (1h30) - Booking fee.

The price does not include

Bedlinen and towels - Local taxes.


From July 6 to August 31

All inclusive family holiday

An all inclusive family holiday, with no hassle, fun for all!

A walk around the Genos-Loudenvielle lake:

There are lovely walks along the banks, a short circular walk with almost no slope. Do not forget to climb up to the Genos and Loudervielle’s fortified watchtowers to take advantage of the panorama. Legend says that an underground path links the two.

The Louron valley, a great walking resort:

So you set off with the family for a gentle walk on a green trail... but soon the kids get into the spirit and ask for a blue! No problem, they are all way-marked, with picnic spots, orientation tables, impossible to get lost and easy to recognize all the peaks!

Chez Rogé, a traditional local bistro at Loudenvielle:

A village institution! It has been open non-stop since 1930 by “Lulu” Roger, then taken over by his daughter, Josette. You might also bump into Claire, the granddaughter and Laura and Flavie, the great – granddaughters. Everyone – holidaymakers and locals alike – meet there for a drink, to play “belote”, a traditional French card game and sing Pyrenean songs.

The Auberge de Cimes, the 'bistrot de pays' in Estarvielle:

Offer yourselves a gourmet lunch at this master of the kitchen. A warm welcome is guaranteed from Veronique, whilst Frederic the chef will delight you with his many delicious dishes, researched on his many voyages, a world tour for your taste buds.

The Table de Saoussas, Loudenvielle:

A friendly restaurant with a family atmosphere serving local produce. Visit the lovely mil, on the other side of the road, in a charming and rustic setting.

Chez Lily, Germ:

A new, unique address – singular and delicious. An arty and cultural bistro in a former sheep shed, Lily’s sheep shed. Tapas is served for the aperitif and the chef suggests dishes prepared with fresh, local market produce.