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Lac de Gaube

Address: Cauterets, France
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Cauterets
Type: Bodies of Water, Lookouts, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
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Type: Bodies of Water, Lookouts, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks

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Perth, Australia
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126 reviews 126 reviews
35 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Want an easy walk in the Pyrenees that does not require too much effort or gear? And offers some of the best views that one can get of the high Pyrenees mountains up close? Then try this walk to Lac de Gaube. It is truly an easy place to access and the views once there are terrific. You can go... More 

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Gosford, Australia
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139 reviews 139 reviews
34 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

Easy to see why everyone raves about this spot....drop dead gorgeous! We walked up the left hand path, quite steep and slippery but wonderful views. So good to have a cafe beside the lake....coffee and berry tart anyone? Came back on the other side of stream....much easier walk but not as scenic. Can you believe.....another cafe for lunch near the... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
29 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

The Pont Espagne was a disappointment but walking on we found the lake with a small café at the end. If you don't want to do the whole walk there is a chair lift to take you part of the way. Looking from the cafe you can see the glacier fron Mt Vigmale. It is further than you think so... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Challenging hike! Stunning waterfalls and scenic area. Plan whole day to do hike above the lake. Many trails from point d'Esagne make serveral routes possible.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Busy, but beautiful lake surrounded by mountains covered in glaciers even in August. Worth the expense/toil of getting there.

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Waterford
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38 reviews 38 reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

great hike for all ages, challenging in some places. Good mix of waterfalls, rivers, lakes and forest. bring a picnic and enjoy the scenery

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langenhoe england
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

A beautiful lake easily accessible by chair lift followed by a 20 minute walk along an easy path or by walking up the GR10 footpath. We cheated and took the chairlift up and walked down. Café next to the lake and toilets as well. Truly beautiful setting and the waterfalls at the bottom are lovely (Pont d'Espagna).

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Rabat, Malta
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

A scenic spot in Cauterets, which can be reached through a chair-lift, giving you a wonderful sensation both while going up and also while coming down. The lake in itself is just beautiful...it's the place from where the river Le Gave starts its flow. The scenery here is marvellous..the waterfalls (the one up at the Lac, and the ones down... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
9 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

quite an energetic hike for 1.5 hours to reach the lake ( you can take an old chair lift most of the way if you wish ) rather tacky cafe / gift shop on arrival. Alternative walk back down much more scenic. Waterfalls at start / finish spectacular.

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St Ives, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
20 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The walk to the lake was quite gentle but we decided to walk on to the Refuge Oulettes which was quite a walk but thoroughly worth while. The paths were often steep but well marked.

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