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. Make Lac de Gaube part of your personalized Cauterets itinerary using our Cauterets trip itinerary planner.
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  • August 17, 2017
    After the ascent by chair lift we enjoyed this beautiful place... the descent on foot is good sports lol!
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  • August 16, 2017
    To do so it's beautiful. A must when you're in the area. Beautiful!
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  • August 16, 2017
    Tip: do the ballad by the trail. For the less energetic, ride the lift and down the trail. Unfortunately many people in season.
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  • July 10, 2017
    Amazing views 360 degrees- great day to relax and chill out with ur pack lunch or at the restaurant if u prefer. Great day out if you decide to trek up also !
  • April 14, 2017
    One of the best spot in the Pyrenees, hiking is amazing
  • August 25, 2017
    Great hiking. Arrival by the eggs then chairlift, then 15 min walk to get to the Lake and here views breathtaking. 45 min walk on a path to go down. Not to be missed
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  • August 24, 2017
    Magnificent. An intense blue water. Beware the parking is paid (€6 50). Possibility to take lifts for the less brave, but it is quite expensive. Do not hesitate to go there.
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  • August 22, 2017
    What a beautiful place. It is accessed by the chairlift at the level of the bridge of Spain. Then 15 minutes walk and you're in a magical environment. A sumptuous color Lake surrounded by mountains. It's breathtaking. Only downside is the price of the ski. 4 (including 2 children) £ 50
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