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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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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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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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Newton, Massachusetts
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Easy hike up to beautiful, clear blue waters. We were there in October so it was not crowded. I imagine it would feel different in the summer

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Haifa, Israel
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62 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

we arrive to the car cable at 0830 and had to wait till 0945 to the opening the cable car station! the duration of the cable car is about 10minutes and the walking to the lake is 15 minutes.the view ofthe lake is fantastic with great relaction of the mountain on the water.you can make around trip by foot around... More

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Viella, France
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

We took the chair lift and then thecable car to the top and walked round the lake. The views were breathtaking, and there was still snow on the mountains while we basked in glorious sun.

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