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“Stunning”
Review of Lac de Gaube

Lac de Gaube
Ranked #1 of 27 things to do in Cauterets
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 7, 2012

Beautiful walk up from Pont d'Espagne to a lake with the view of a glacier. Very cold water in the lake.

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Reviewed July 31, 2012

Take the chair lift to the top, then an easy walk to the lac de Gaube. Beautiful blue water, freezing cold though, and free mountain mineral water at the brasserie. We decided to walk back to the carpark via the track, again reasonnably easy (just a couple of big steps). If you buy the ticket for the lake and Pont d'Espagne, the fee includes the parking fee.

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Reviewed July 26, 2012

Very easy to reach (navetta + cable car, and then a 15-min walk, the road is straight ad convenient), this is the mountain lakeof rare beauty, wonderful color of waterm and a refuge nearby that also hosts a restaurant. From lac de Gaube you can either descend to the valley by foot, return with the same route or start somewhat more difficult walks to Refuge Oulettes de Gaube. The road is long, but the views magnificent.

1  Thank V0lta
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Reviewed July 22, 2012

Definitely worth a trip- take the steep (but not overly so) 1 hr hike to the base of the lake for the most amazing views. Bring a picnic

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Reviewed July 15, 2012

Make sure you try the baked trout at the cafe and wash it down with a glass or 2 or Rose.

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