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Lac de Gaube

Cauterets, France
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Beautiful area, accessible for most

Only an hours walk from pont despagne, not too tricky and paths are well marked. The area is also... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
Devon, United Kingdom
Magnificent mountain lake

Lac de Gaube can be reached via the cabin- and chairlift (2) (and a 15min. walk to the lake) from... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2017
Gert J
Tielt Winge, Belgium
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Cauterets, France
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

Only an hours walk from pont despagne, not too tricky and paths are well marked. The area is also accessible via chairlifts and avery short and more level walk. At the lake you can get refreshments.

Thank AndrewKen
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Lac de Gaube can be reached via the cabin- and chairlift (2) (and a 15min. walk to the lake) from Pont d' Espagne (tourist office/entrance-ticket box office)(15 € / adult for round-trip) or you'll opt for the walk/climb by foot (1h30). Enjoy the splendid views...More

Thank Gert J
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Been here for both extremes Summer and Winter. Summer is best in my opinion as you get to explore numerous paths that are too dangerous in the winter. The walk to the lake is an easy one from the ski-lift (haven't done it from the...More

Thank the_plusa_family
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Take the telecabine and then the teleferique directly yo the lake, preserve your energy for the 2h path leading from the lake to the refuge oulettes gaube, where you'll enjoy the stunning view of the glacier des oulettes, simply spectacular!

Thank Matteo S
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Beautiful blue coloured lake. Approximately a 1 hour walk from the car park at Pont d 'Espagne. LOts of flower meadows on the way up with stunning scenery water and waterfalls. Lake Gaube is a remarkable place, and it will be well worth your effort...More

1  Thank gordonj258
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Absolutely stunning scenery - easy access for two young boys (11 & 8) and made for a great walk of a few hours. We did in the early evening when heat was less but was still very comfortable. Well recommended!

Thank James Y
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Unfortunately on the day of our visit there was a fair bit of rain around. There is a cable car that takes you from the car park/ticket booth up to the first level where you will find a cafe and the large waterfalls. You can...More

Thank Phil H
Reviewed 28 June 2017

This is an easy hike for those that walk. If you don't do any exercising, then you might have a harder time. In either case, take care on the rocks if they are wet (they can be quite slick). There is a hotelier at the...More

Thank BoiseBronco
Reviewed 16 June 2017

A wonderful and challenging hike up (use two walking sticks!) leads you up to this mountain lake surrounded by mountains. Plan to spend some time there exploring, wading, jumping in (brrrr) and playing. We also ate lunch in the cafe there. Unparalleled view!

Thank jennyv1962
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Went to lac de gaube on may. There is still some snow that time of the the year. We took the cable car , walk 15 minutes to the lake and from there continued to walk about an hour and​ a half up the mountain....More

2  Thank Aviad M
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19 December 2014|
Response from ecurmi | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I was there in July this year & as such don't have experience about any problems or concerns of driving in snowy conditions. However, I checked about snowy conditions in the area and it seems that generally, snow is... More