Welcome to the Luchon valley!
Bagnères de Luchon, known as the "Queen of the Pyrenees", is a thermal spa town, is a thermal spa town that welcomes you all year round in a natural setting in the heart of the Pyrenees at the foot of the majestic mountains.
Sportsmen, spa customers, families, city dwellers … they ally come to Luchon valley to find wide open spaces, strong sensations and the pure air of the Pyrenees. It is theideal place to recharge your batteries all year round!
To help you prepare for your stay, we have put together. a list with things to see and to do in the region.
Numerous marked hiking paths covering over 250 km with different difficulty levels.
Many sports activities are on offer in Luchon valley : rafting, canyoning, trekking, caving, climbing, paragliding, mountain biking, paragliding, horse riding,fishing, snowshoeing, skiing, snowboarding, tennis, golf, mini-golf, gyropod, off-road scooter...
You can also take advantage of Luchon thermal baths, relax and unwind in the Vaporarium, the only natural hammam in Europe.
Luchon also offers guided tours (to discover the town and its history; gardens, parks, monuments, museums, thermal baths, hydroelectric power stations… as well as a gourmet tour to meet local producers and to know about regional products...
Throughout the year, Luchon offers various events : Brandon de la Saint-Jean, motors days, flower festivals, television creation festival, concerts, shows, folklore groups, Luchon brass band, horseback parades, themed evenings, anéto trail, flea markets, ice rinks, torchlight descents...
Discover the typical villages and their churches such as Saint Bertrand de Comminges, waterfalls, lakes, rivers, amazing panoramic views, the incredible flora of the Pyrenees, wild animals such as marmots, deers and hinds, different species of birds such as red kites, sparrowhawks ...)
Luchon and surroundings
Public gardens and parks
At Aran park you can see mountain animals in their natural environment; in Arreau the eagles of Aure and in Lannemezan you will find the animal park
Prehistoric park in Tarascon
Xploria Park (discovery fauna and flora)
Gaul village in Rieux Volvestre
The Gallo-Roman Villa in Montmaurin
The Mines of Vielle Aure
4 lakes hiking tour
The Val d'Aran with Vielha as the main town main town is made up of 33 villages.
There are many Romanesque and Gothic churches…
The resurgence of the Garonne river : on the road between Bossost and Vielha, in Es Bordes you can see the waterfall “Les yeux du Diable et de Jupiter”
Trou du Toro : (Forau de Aigualluts) is a karst sinkhole in Benasque
Vielha tunnel : beautiful gorges and landscapes.
Come and discover the Luchon valleys and their different landscapes:
Larboust valley : Granges d'astau, la Madeleine waterfalls, Oo lake, Espingo lake, Portillon lake, Peyresourde...
Oueil valley : Port de Balès, Bareilles lake, Mont Né...
Lys valley : Cascade de l'Enfer, Gouffre d'Enfer and the ru d'Enfer, Vert and Bleu lakes, the Maupas peak...
La Pique valley : Luchon and the surrounding villages. Many walking routes starting from all these sites to discover the surrounding forests enjoying amazing panoramic views.
L'Hospice de France : exceptional natural site, the starting point for numerous hikes such as the Chemin des Chèvres, the Cirque de la Glère, the Port de Vénasque (border crossing with Spain), the Anéto...
Superbagnères ski resort a breathtaking 360° view of the entire Pyrenees chain.
Hiking to the Céciré peak, the GR10, Luchon...
The GR10 : Luchon is located on the GR10 trail which crosses the Pyrenees from West to East.
A tourist office guide with marked paths, their difficulty level and their duration is available at the campsite reception.
Circuits vélo ou vtt
Cycling tours : come and ride on the Tour de France passes such as
Portet d'Aspet du Portillon,
Port de Balès,
the Mente pass,
Superbagnères and, not far from Luchon,
Tourmalet and Aubisque passes.
Mountain bike circuits : 260 km all-level circuits (family rides, enduro, single track), starting from Luchon or Superbagnères (accessible with your bike by cable car).
E-scooter and others : Arapaho, fat tire bike, electric mountain bike, dirt jump mountain bike...
Climbing or mountaineering
Climbing : on rocks or in a regional climbing room (13m high and 25 climbing walls)
Treetop adventure : 15 mins. from Luchon, the adventure park Pyrénées Hô offers “aerial trails” up in the trees and rocks.
The cable cars that take you to the Superbagnères slopes are only a 5-minute drive from the Myrtilles campsite.
Superbagnères ski resort offers 28 all-level runs, 1 Nordic route of 4 km, 1 snowpark, 1 sledge run for children.
You can also go to the Peyragudes ou de Bourg d'Oueilski resort .
There you will find guides for ski touring, alpine skiing, snowshoeing, ice climbing...
The ice rink is located in the Parc des Quinconces (don't forget your gloves!)
White water and mountain sports
Various water sports with different difficulty levels for the whole family : rafting, hydrospeed, hot dog, canoeing, canyoning …
Fly over the Luchon valley in a paraglider, a plane, a glider, a microlight... (training courses available).
Other sports : Mobilboard, Paintball, skate park, tennis, golf, mini-golf, horse riding, caving...
Sport fishing : wild trouts are waiting for you in the 120 km of streams and the 15 lakes of Luchon valley.
If you like quiet fishing, you can cast your line at the Lac de Badech and in the Antignac stream.
The fish farm of Antignac is the ideal place to teach children how to fish.
Fishing cards are available at the Tourist Office and the Intermarché supermarket de Moustajon
Thermal baths : a list with all the thermal treatment of Bagnères de Luchon is available at the reception
The Vaporarium of Luchon : the vaporarium is the only natural hammam in Europe, it gives you the benefits of thermal water. It is ideal for weight balance, skin cleansing, muscle relaxation and toxin elimination.
Massages at Luchon thermal baths : you will enjoy different kinds of massages and treatments, as well as aquabike, aquagym... or fitness.
For children and teenagers
Parks & playground : Réserve de la Pique (next to the mini-golf), Quinconces park (skate park) behind the thermal baths, Badech lake.
Lou Pitchounet : carousel and trampolines in the Parc des Quinconces
The Pitchounes house located at the Luchon Thermes in the Pavillon Impérial building
Leisure centre les Marmottons : located in the nursery school rue Azémar in Luchon
Ramondia nursery : located in Montauban de Luchon
The Luchon library is open all year round.
The Casino offers various entertainment: dancing, small theatre, shows…
In the curist's house, you will find the art gallery with various exhibitions, a reading room and a game room where you can play cards games, chess, scrabble... or attend conferences.
Festivities in Luchon
Every year, the city of Luchon and associations organise numerous events.
Village festivals with Pyrenean music and dance
The Flower Festival: parade with floats decorated with flowers, also with bands, dancers, majorettes from all over the world.
The Brandon (St John's fireworks)
The motors days
The Luchon festival in February
Trails, greyhound races, horse racing competitions, winter and summer sports competitions
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