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Mini Lake Louise

Lac de Gaube is absolutely stunning! We took the ski lift up then a short walk to the lake. It's... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Edgewater, New Jersey
Lac Gaube

Easy to get to with lots of options. From the Village (very long walk). Or walk from the car park... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Cauterets, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lac de Gaube is absolutely stunning! We took the ski lift up then a short walk to the lake. It's pretty rocky in certain areas so I would not recommend flip flops. Although, I did see a couple of girls all dressed up in a...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy to get to with lots of options. From the Village (very long walk). Or walk from the car park at Pont d'Espagne (reasonable walk) or take the Gondola from the Car park and then a short walk to the top. A Hotel at the...More

Thank HilaryK107
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

For a non hiker, it is a trek to the lake. We chose the gondola and chairlift ticket to get to there. Walk is 20-25 minutes from chairlift exit on a rocky somewhat uneven path. Not extremely hilly but a tough walk. Signs are not...More

Thank Pyrlover
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

We arrived at the car park at Pont d’Espagne at 9:30 am. There were already quite a few cars here. Parking cost for the day is €6.50 We actually missed the sign for the lake so ended up doing a circular walk. We walked up...More

Thank LoopyLouRTW
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful. A must see if the region. Cable cars, ski lift then short walk to the lake. We then chose to walk back down, which took at least an hour with 2 children but was doable with good footwear

Thank Pollard15
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

We went up on foot to the lake as did at least a couple of hundred other visitors. It takes about an hour to get up, but it is worth it as the lake is really beautiful.but be sure to wear the right shoes as...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2018

About an hour and a half walk from the car park at Pont D'Espagne. A relatively easy walk to this amazingly beautiful lake. The scenery is just stunning here. There is a path to the right-hand side of the lake that takes you further into...More

Thank gordonj258
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

I’ve visited many great places and this certainly ranks among the very best. I would describe it as accessible wilderness. Mountain peaks, alpine fauna, lakes, waterfalls. Miles of varied hiking routes. Tele-cabin and chair-lift, hard or gentle paths, it’s whatever you want it to be....More

Thank Dan F
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

Wow wow wow.. what a beautiful place. The town of Cauterets at the bottom of the mountain is gorgeous with plenty of free entertainment offered in the evening for children. The hike up to the lake takes about 1.5hrs up a pleasant track following a...More

Thank Queenportia1969
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

Well worth a visit. Breathtaking view of the magical Pyrenees. You can decide whether to hike all the way to the top (count a minimum of 1h30 depending on fitness!!) or to take a chair lift from pont d Espagne. We decided to take a...More

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10 May 2018|
Response from 383veronika82 | Reviewed this property |
Désolé Je ne sais pas exactement car je n'ai pas d'animaux... Mais j'ai vu des gens avec des chiens sur certains parcours et je sais que sur certains c'était interdit. Le mieux est de téléphoner à l'office de tourisme de la... More
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20 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