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Lac de Gaube

Cauterets, France
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Ranked #1 of 10 attractions in Cauterets
Type: Bodies of Water, Lookouts
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Rabat, Malta
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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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55 reviews 55 reviews
9 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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Cornwall
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Paris, France
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Easily the most beautiful place I've been in my life. Definitely worth the hike, but watch out for avalanches!

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Castella
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We decided to follow the guide book we bought at the Tourist Office and walk up to the Lac de Gaube as well as back down, instead of using the telecabin. The round trip took us over 4 hours and the way up is called 'l'escalier' which is french for staircase. This lived up to its name - the path... More

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Devon girl
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

We walked up and back from the car park at Pont D'Espagne which was fine. However, there is also a chairlift and then a wide level path along to the lake and the refuge. It is a gorgeous area and the lake is stunning. However, we were there in September and there were quite a few people there so I... More

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Romford, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Lac De Gaube is a gentle beautiful walk from the chairlift at Pont d'Espagne...You can also walk around the right shore of the lake to a small beach...

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Faro, Portugal
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9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Great hike, but demanding. Two children 6 and 9 years and did not complain. The view of the lake is excellent with Vignemale the background.

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sydney australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

In early June we stayed in Cauterets and decided to see Lac de Gaube. The chair lift was out of action due to a landslide so we had to walk from Pont D'Espagne .The walk was very pretty but the track was difficult. In places it still had snow on it and was slippery.It was not a short walk but... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

We took the chair lift up (for my part with sweaty palms and sometimes closed eyes because I'm afraid of heights) and then hiked towards Lac Gaube. There is a restaurant at the lake and people picnic there. The walk to the lake from the chair lift is great, but there are quite a lot of people there compared to... More

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