Lac de Gaube, Cauterets

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The turquoise-blue waters of Lac de Gaube are surrounded by intensely beautiful Pyrenean peaks over 2,000 m (6,560 ft) above sea level. Getting to the lake is an adventure in itself. First, park your car in the free parking lot, then ride the green cable car from Puntas to the Clot plateau. Next, ride the chairlift up to the lake. If you prefer to walk, hike for an hour on the trail that starts at the foot of the bridge. The trail is also enjoyable by horseback; horse rentals are available in town. The top end of the valley leading to the lake is closed off by the north face of Vignemale, the culmination of France's border with Spain. Using our international travel planner, Cauterets attractions like Lac de Gaube can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We make the Trek from the parking lot of the raillère until the little Vignemal so passage to Gaube Lake where we stopped for a picnic. A beautiful view of the Blue Lake and the mountain in the background. I would return for sure. By attention if you have a picnic on site, must be your waste down the Valley! (allow plastic/trash bag)
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  • We did this hike in January. It was wonderful, the snowy, forest waterfalls along the trail. We chose the path from the bridge of Spain and we put an hour approximately. Some places are a little difficult, but it's mostly of ice, to have good shoes! If not, the ride tends to be very accessible, and arrival at the Lake is absolutely great! Entirely frozen this time of year. Parking: €6.50 flat rate...
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  • Gaube Lake with its peak of Vignemale backdrop recreate at the sight as if it were a picture of natural painting. Everything here is perfect, the greenness of the grass and pine trees that little higher disappear leaving only grass, creeks and waterfalls and snow and perpetual ice of the glacier that is slowly dying at the foot of the cited Vignemal. For those who are somewhat accustomed to the mountain, I advise you to get to sleep at the shelter of Baiselance and if they have infrastructure down into the area of Gavarni. for me this is the place in Pyrenees most beautiful that exists.
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