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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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
14 helpful votes 14 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
46 helpful votes 46 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
9 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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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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50 helpful votes 50 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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