Situated in the Pyrenees National Park, Cauterets is an authentic mountain village; vibrant, elegant and refined, with a historic thermal spa. You will find all amenities there, such as shops, leisure activities, restaurants, cinema, casino and ice rink. A little further, at a distance of 7 kilometres, in the Pyrenees National Park, you will discover the Pont d’Espagne revealing its wonders winter and summer alike.
Contentment for sports and leisure seekers
In winter, for a week-end’s skiing or a holiday in Cauterets ski resort, snow is guaranteed, due to the geographical situation of the ski station, its mountainous amphitheatre blocking climatic depressions.
You will be charmed by two skiing areas with the longest opening period of the year. Skiing at Cauterets is at the Cirque de Lys, with 24 pistes, 3 freestyle zones between 1,730 metres and 2,450 metres and an extraordinary snow park!
And if you head towards the Pont d’Espagne, you will discover a host of really different Nordic activities like cross-country ski, snowshoeing and tobogganing in the midst of scenery rivalling that of the Great Canadian North.
In the evening, in the same resort of Cauterets, you can choose between partying at one of the many convivial leisure spots, or total relaxation in the Bains du Rocher, where you are invited to relax in the naturally heated waters.
In summer, for your holidays in Cauterets, head to the Pont d’Espagne and its preserved nature. It is the ideal setting for outings and hiking. Discover the mythical lake of Gaube and its unsurpassed view of the Vignemale, the highest point of the French Pyrenees (3,298 metres). Why not also enjoy the Puntas' cable cars, offering an exceptional panoramic view of the Pont d’Espagne’s waterfalls.
Take the many hiking routes starting from the Pont d’Espagne leading to the Refuge des Oulettes, opposite Vignemale or to the Wallon refuge via the valley of the Marcadau, where you will encounter marmots and Pyrenean Chamois.
The majestic landscape of the cirque du Lys is worth discovering in summer. You can get there on foot or by cable car from the foot of the amphitheatre. The landscaped mountain bike trails which lead to the village are another exciting option.