Pont d'Espagne

Pont d'Espagne, Cauterets: Address, Phone Number, Pont d'Espagne Reviews: 4.5/5

Pont d'Espagne
4.5
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Au coeur du Parc national des Pyrénées, venez découvrir le Grand Site du Pont d'Espagne, au milieu des cascades et des paysages préservés, vous profitez de cette magnifique nature à 30 min de Lourdes. Vous vous garez au parking du Puntas et vous avez accès aux remontées mécaniques. Les chiens sont autorisés uniquement en laisse et jusqu'au plateau du Clot et via le télésiège de Gaube, interdit dans les autres zones du Pont d'Espagne. L'hiver, les chiens sont totalement interdits.
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AlbertSalichs
Manresa, Spain8,352 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
Pont d'Espagne are waterfalls located near Cauterets town, in French Pyrenees, in the South of France, near the border with Spain. It is a touristic zone, where you can come with the family and stay all day seeing the waterfalls, which are very nice, doing a picnic, eating or drinking something or only walking and playing in the surroundings. Also, it is possible to catch a cableway and go with it or by walk to Gaube Lake, which is wonderful. For me, this part is too much touristic, so there is full of people, but is is very nice.
(See also Gaube Lake, Chemin des Cascades, Cascade du Lutour, Cascade du Cerisey)
Written October 6, 2020
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Jorge C
Puylaurens, France70 contributions
Sep 2020
We had an excellent lunch there earlier this week, very good service in a magical setting after a trek in the mountains.
Written September 5, 2020
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Tiagusgv
Lisbon, Portugal22 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
Amazing place for a walk until Lac Gaube, about one hour walk plus 45min back. Amazing views. Not hard.
Written August 15, 2020
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Stellazaway
Scarborough, UK4 contributions
Feb 2020
Had hoped to have more snow but sunshine and beautiful snow tipped mountains made for a great day. Didn’t use gondola as only a short walk to main area.
Written March 7, 2020
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Keith W
Sheffield, UK74 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
Great spot in the Pyrenees. Great for walking but for the less energetic there are cable cars and ski lifts up to lake gaube.

By tickets for the cable car and parking is free. Spectacular scenery and stunning views.

Beware it's a very windy steep road to get there but as long as your not a nervous driver it's fine
Written October 17, 2019
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Niwotois
Boulder, CO358 contributions
Sep 2019
My wife and I did Cirque de Gavarnie and Pont d'Espagne/LAc du Gaube on back to back days. They are very different experiences and I'm so glad we did both. Pont d'Espagne/Gaube don't need me to tell you how beautiful they are. I will concentrate on advice that our B&B owner gave us. He's a local man and his tips were very useful.
You park in a gigantic parking lot beyond the town of Cauterets. At the gate you get a ticket. TAKE THE TICKET with you because you pay at the big building at the head of the parking lot. There you also can buy tickets for 1) a gondola near the building and, later 2) a ski lift. There also is good information and bathrooms.
SKIP THE GONDOLA unless there are mobility issues involved, but get ski lift tickets. I recommend round-trip on the lift (around 12 Euros). If you take the gondola you miss a wonderful series of waterfalls. You walk up from the building on an asphalt road for approx. 150 meters to a point where the road turns left. Go straight ahead onto a wide, stone-paved path. It winds back and forth through lovely woods past the various falls. It's definitely uphill, but not too steep. After 15 minutes or so you reach the ski lift.
The lift ride is about 10 minutes and ends at the Belvedere. It is right around the corner to the right as you get off the lift. The views are amazing. Beyond the ski lift, the path to Lac du Gaube goes up steadily for 15-20 minutes on a wide, dry path with views steeply down into the river valley. Then, after the height of land, the path goes gently down to the lake.
The lake is quite lovely, surrounded by steep cliffs. There are two paths around the lake. The right-hand path goes much further, although the views aren't as great. The left-land path, which doesn't extend as far, reveals sharply pointed peaks above the lake's cliffs. There is a very nice little cafe at the base of the lake. We had beer/wine and a very good light meal. Service was great and the prices were quite reasonable.
The views going back down the ski lift were gorgeous. At the base of the lift, if you want an easier trek back to the parking lot, take the asphalt road. You still get good waterfall views and it's a lot easier if (like me) you are nursing old knees.
Written October 4, 2019
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Justyna M
59 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
We went there from Lourdes by car (first visited fab Pic du Midi!). Road to get to the parking offeringamazing views!
Parking costs 7€ per car but it can be deducted if you buy cabin lift to see a Pont (but you can walk to The pont- it s max 10 min walk!). While next to The pont, you can go further to see fab Gaube lake- just wake 10-15 min more and you ll reach lifts (like For skiing) and it ll take you up. Then after another 10min od simple nice wake you ll see amazing łąkę view!! A paradise!!
Back down to The parking you can take again lift or Walk down following red signs. It takes approx 45 minutes :) we LOVED it! At the lake you can have coffe, small snacks as there is a bar :)
Written September 26, 2019
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Jo W
Herefordshire, UK40 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
2nd trip to Pont D'Espagne but this time we caught the cable car and chair lift up to the lake which cost us €7 each. The scenery was absolutely spectacular and the weather was perfect. There is a cafe near the cable car stop and one at the lake. The chair lift is a little bit scary on the way back down but we were glad we did it as the tranquility of gliding through the stunning mountains was amazing.
Written September 6, 2019
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CarmelG22
Santa Lucija, Malta21 contributions
Oct 2018
The most beautiful place I ever visited. I am looking forward to visiting again these places again in the future.
Written September 4, 2019
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Jan Willem t
Nijmegen, The Netherlands1,454 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
To visit this waterfall we parked our car at the large parking and visitors centre. A parking and park entry ticket cost euro 7 for a day. We walked along the path up mountain between and over the snow spots to the Pont d'Espagne. From the bridge we had a good view over the waterfall and the little canyons, carved by the powerfull water. The mix of the snow residues, some fresh snow of last week and the relatively high temperatures of today provide a lot of melt water. We walked the loop around this waterfall and brooks, a walk of 25 minutes, the larger trail was not acsessable due to to much snow. We enjoyed the view as well as the walk, the longer trail will be interesting too and will lead to a lake.
Written April 19, 2019
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