Gaube Lake

Gaube Lake, Cauterets: Address, Phone Number, Gaube Lake Reviews: 4.5/5

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Le plus beau lac des Pyrénées, de France et du Monde évidemment ! En plein coeur du Parc national des Pyrénées.
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AlbertSalichs
Manresa, Spain8,248 contributions
Great lake and views!
Aug 2020 • Friends
Gaube Lake is located in Pont d'Espagne zone, in French Pyrenees, in the South of Spain. In fact, when you enter to the Pont d'Espagne place, it is possible doing an excursion to arrive to the lake or catching a cableway. We decided to do the excursion (about 1h by walk) and really it was great! you can see very good views of the mountains and especially, when you arrive to the lake, it is wonderful! and also you can surround it and see great views from the other side! Really an indispensable walk! A top in Pyrenees!
(see also Pont d'Espagne, Chemin des Cascades, Cascade du Lutour, Cascade du Cerisey)
Written October 6, 2020
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DrSL
Le Tatre, France116 contributions
Wonderful - shame about the bar staff!!!
Sep 2020
The Lac du Gaube is stunningly beautiful and well worth the two cable cars and 15 minute walk to get to it. I have been here quite a number of times and every time the sheer beauty astounds me. The air is so fresh and high over the mountains we saw eagles circling. A totally wonderful day.

One little niggle! The bar will take card but it is useful to have cash because they can't always get a connection. We didn't have any cash, ordered drinks and then saw the signs - and the connection was bad that day and we couldn't pay!! The barman was rude and offensive. He corrected me, rightly so, for forgetting to wear my mask in the bar - but wasn't wearing one himself all the time and didn't correct others. His hands were also dirty and he picked up ice and placed it into my partner's drink. When I corrected him again he was rude and unpleasant. Perhaps it was a good thing we couldn't have the drinks given the awful hygiene demonstrated.

We were not put off though. We shall return - but have cash or our own drinks with us!!!
Written September 17, 2020
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Tiagusgv
Lisbon, Portugal22 contributions
Amazing Lake
Aug 2020 • Family
Very beautiful place, a nice walk and amazing photos for sure. Small restaurant there. Don’t miss this is you are near.
Written August 15, 2020
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Benoît L
Germany40 contributions
Absolutely stunning view... With a lot of people in summer
Aug 2019
An absolutely beautiful place and scenery. The lake looks amazing with the Vignemale (Highest French pyrenees summit) behind or from the other direction in.
Written June 5, 2020
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gordonj258
Blackpool, UK6,502 contributions
Seeing is believing.
Feb 2020
A magnificent place with a reasonable walk up to the lake, a little tough in places. If you get to the lake and look to the right there is a path that can take you far up into the mountains, an exhilarating walk but it can be dangerous in the snow for the unprepared. A true wilderness once beyond this beautiful lake.
Written March 19, 2020
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Alon W
14 contributions
nice lake and mountains view
Oct 2019 • Solo
It is about one hour and 15 minutes quite easy climb from the parking of pont d'espagne - nice walk in the forest near the river, and then you arrive to the lake which is surrounded by mountains, and in the other side are very high ones (over 3000 meters). very nice views!
Written November 15, 2019
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Marlena K
London, UK115 contributions
Stunning!
Nov 2019 • Couples
This place is absolutely breathtaking! It was worth an hours hike to get there and see it for ourselves 💙☀️🌿 loved it !
Written November 10, 2019
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Justyna M
58 contributions
Simply amazing, for EVERYONE, also older
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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paulmullen2000
Truro, UK8 contributions
Worth every bit of the drive to get there!
Sep 2019
Saw this amazing glacial lake on a post card whilst in Lourdes in 2017, next day drove from Lourdes to Pont D Espagne and then made the walk along the trail to the lake. We were greeted with amazing views all along the trail and thee most stunning waterfall as we made the drive from Cauterets upto to the car park.

If your in the area, its a must do to be placed on your list, I went back again this year and the trip was worth every minute of the walk :)
Written September 26, 2019
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CarmelG22
Santa Lucija, Malta21 contributions
Heaven ob Earth
Oct 2018
Fascinating site. So, So beautiful and worth going up there to see this wonderful lake surrounded by mountains.
Written September 12, 2019
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