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The scenic marvels of the Pyrenees

  • 'Grand Sites' of the Pyrenees
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Fabulous walks to discover the 'Grand Sites' of the Pyrenees

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Discover the jewels of the Pyrenees! Explore these unique ' Grand Sites' : the Cirque de Gavarnie, a monumental natural arena and a World Heritage site, the Neouvielle Nature Reserve with its hundred lakes, Cauterets and Pont d'Espagne, waterfalls and greenery in the heart of the National Park, the legendary Col du Tourmalet, the immense panorama from the Pic du Midi at 2877 m of altitude. So many treasures to enjoy, an unforgettable holiday experience.

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From 490 € /person Based on 2 persons

  • 6 days/5 nights in hotel on half board basis
  • 3 day’s guided walking at the Grand Sites (Cirque de Troumouse; Neouvielle Nature Reserve; National Park; Cauterets-Pont d'Espagne)
  • 1 access to the Pic du Midi by cable car
    Bags carried - Level easy

Contact Julie
to book this holiday package or receive informations

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

The strengths

  • The discovery of these majestic sites
  • Guided walks, no carrying
  • The Pic du Midi by cable-car

Day 1

Settle into your hotel. Dinner and night.

Day 2

Guided walks in the Cirque de Troumouse.
Dinner and night in your hotel.

Day 3

Guided walks in the Néouvielle Nature Reserve.
Dinner and night in your hotel.

Day 4

Guided walks in Cauterets – Pont d’Espagne.
Dinner and night in your hotel.

Day 5

Access to the Pic du Midi by cable car.
Dinner and night in your hotel.

Day 6

Departure.

Hotel in Luz Saint Sauveur

Hotel 2 stars

Hotel in Saint Sauveur, the thermal area of Luz Saint Sauveur, close to the spa baths. The hotel comprises two buildings, one is up against the mountain with the sound of the river ever present, the other building is a little higher and has a lovely garden. Both offer superb views over the surrounding peaks. The welcome is warm, you will love the quiet and the conviviality.

Your hote has 30 bedrooms, a restaurant, bar, lounge with games area

Hotel 3 stars

Located in the centre of the traditional village of Luz Saint Sauveur, on the way to the Grand Sites of the Cirque de Gavarnie and the Col du Tourmalet, this attractive 19th century hotel invites you to travel back to another era of elegance and style. Its sunny terrace overlooks the Gave river and offers over a superb view over the slate roofs of the village to the Bareges valley with the Pic du Midi on the horizon. The restaurant has large bay windows from where one can equally admire the surrounding mountains. Pigeon lofts, carved balustrades, the ambience and decor of the restaurant... everything is Belle Epoque. The restaurant serves traditional fare - garbure, confit de canard, grilled local lamb. A delight to come back to after a day's skiing or from exploring the mountains in summer.

Your hotel has 28 rooms, either doubles, twins or family rooms, many have balconies. There is a shaded garden, a lounge, garage for cycles and motorbikes, a terrace, free wi-fi, lift, private parking. Animals are admitted.

Hotel 4 stars

You will be seduced by this charming small hotel in the Luz Saint Sauveur valley, with its stone façade, slate roof and flower-filled balconies.
The welcome is warm, the bedrooms are so comfortable and cosy, perfect after a day on the ski slopes, the cosy lounge with its crackling open fire is just perfect for a siesta.
In summer you can enjoy the outdoor pool.
The restaurant is renown, the aim of Didier the chef is to prepare a host of delicious dishes using local produce, gourmet meals best shared between friends!

Your hotel is composed of two distinct buildings and has 15 bedrooms, a restaurant, open fire, and a heated outdoor pool in summer.

The Cirque de Gavarnie, a World Heritage site

The most famous and the most spectacular natural cirque...
50 million years ago in the Pyrenees water and glacial erosion created a number of natural ‘cirques’ with a remarkable perfection. Gavarnie is the most famous and the most spectacular. With 16 summits of over 3000 metres and the highest waterfall in Europe it possesses a magnificent beauty.
The natural spectacle it offers is remarkable. This once hidden area «resembles nothing that is found anywhere else» wrote Victor Hugo. Adjoining the great canyons of Aragon in Spain it is part of the «Gavarnie - Mont Perdu» World Heritage site.

Access to the Cirque de Gavarnie.
Classed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site Gavarnie is the most famous natural arena in the world. From Gavarnie village the view to the Cirque is breathtaking. An easy footpath which can be followed on foot or horseback leads to the Hotellerie at the Cirque, at the foot of the walls which reach over 3000m and close to the Grande Cascade, the waterfall has a drop of 432 metres

Access to the Cirque de Troumouse.
Gavarnie’s neighbour, adjoining Mont Perdu, Troumouse is equally a UNESCO World Heritage site. Having a diameter of 6 km Troumouse is the largest. The statue of the virgin which dominates the Cirque offers an easy walk and gives a fine perspective over the Cirque.

Cauterets and Pont d'Espagne : at the heart of the Pyrenees National Park

From the village of Cauterets a number of very pleasant footpaths offer the visitor the possibility of escaping into the middle of a remarkable natural world - dense forests, waterfalls, rushing streams, mountain lakes, flower filled meadows. There is much flora and fauna to be observed, look out for the Isard, which is heavily protected here. Despite its distance from the Spanish border Pont d’Espagne owes its name to the fact that it is on an ancient mule route across the border. It is a remarkable site of a great natural beauty and is one of the most visited in the Pyrenees.

The Pic du Midi cable-car, easy access to the highest summits!

Take the Pic du Midi cable car for a spectacular voyage to the summit at 2877 metres, where 750 m2 of viewing terraces await, marvel at the 360 degree panorama over the whole of the Pyrenees, the plains of the south west and even the Massif Central. The Pic du Midi also houses a famous astronomical observatory, a star museum (the highest museum in Europe) which explains the history of this exceptional site and the exploration of the universe.

The Neouvielle Nature Reserve

The Néouvielle Nature Reserve is unique with a remarkable biodiversity, its completely unspoiled natural environment offers visitors a superb spectacle.
The richness of the flora and fauna, together with the many lakes and sublime scenery, have made the Néouvielle a subject for detailed study and attention. Created in 1936, the Néouvielle Nature Reserve is one of the earliest established in France. Here the natural world is very special - the mountain pines (Pins à Crochets) beat all records for longevity, the native toads can hibernate for over 10 years, the elusive Desman exists only in the Pyrenees and the Cantabrian mountains, and can only survive in the purest of waters, here in the lakes and mountain streams. There are more than 570 types of algae and more than 70 lakes in the 2300 hectares - Aubert, Aumar, Orédon, or Cap de Long, being the largest ones. The many beautiful lakes give the Neouvielle its particular identity. This is a paradise for walkers, there are many possible circuits and the grand tour of the Néouvielle can be done staying in the 5 guarded refuges. In order to preserve and protect the beauty of the site but also to help you explore, many facilities have been created (a visitor centre, parking, way-marked trails, toilets…). Meeting points and themed walks are offered by the National Park wardens in summer.

  • From 490 € /person - in a 2 star hotel
  • From 605 € /person - in a 3 star hotel
  • From 748 € /person - in a 4 star hotel
  • Based on 2 persons

The price includes

5 nights in hotel (2 star or 3 star or 4 star) on a half board basis - 3 day’s guided walking in Grands Sites - 1 access to the Pic du Midi by cable car - Booking fee.

The price does not include

Local taxes - Picnics - Cancellation insurance.

Validity

Spring Summer Autumn 2022
From 28/06/22 to 09/09/22