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Gaube Lake, Cauterets

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The turquoise-blue waters of Gaube Lake are surrounded by intensely beautiful Pyrenean peaks over 2,000 m (6,560 ft) above sea level. Getting to the lake is an adventure in itself. First, park your car in the free parking lot, then ride the green cable car from Puntas to the Clot plateau. Next, ride the chairlift up to the lake. If you prefer to walk, hike for an hour on the trail that starts at the foot of the bridge. The trail is also enjoyable by horseback; horse rentals are available in town. The top end of the valley leading to the lake is closed off by the north face of Vignemale, the culmination of France's border with Spain. Using our international travel planner, Cauterets attractions like Gaube Lake can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We took a trip from Lourdes by bus and then continued by local shuttle to Telecabine du Puntas. Then continued by Telesiége du Gaube up to 1705. From the chairlift walk some 15 min to the lake 
    We took a trip from Lourdes by bus and then continued by local shuttle to Telecabine du Puntas. Then continued by Telesiége du Gaube up to 1705. From the chairlift walk some 15 min to the lake  more »
  • On an exceptionally hot day we drove up to the Pont d’Espagne car park and there was plenty of room. Boys decided to walk up to the lake which took 40mins rather than the advertised 1 hour 15. Girls.....  more
    On an exceptionally hot day we drove up to the Pont d’Espagne car park and there was plenty of room. Boys decided to walk up to the lake which took 40mins rather than the advertised 1 hour 15. Girls.....  more »
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  • A beautiful green lake up in the mountains at 1800m. You get the either by a cable car or by walking. The water are extremely cold but the view is just amazing.
  • Beautiful lake to visit worthwhile by walking quite steep path. You can go counter clockwise to climb up further toward the mountain.

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