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Pont d'Espagne, Cauterets

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Spanning the Gave de Marcadau where it meets the Gave de Gaube, Pont d'Espagne bridge in the protected countryside has a high altitude of 1,500 m (932 ft). A walking path provides access to two major valleys worth exploring. The Marcadau valley features high prairies that give way to a wonderful landscape of lakes and mountainous peaks. For Pont d'Espagne and beyond, use our Cauterets trip planner to get the most from your Cauterets vacation.
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  • Coming back from Lac du Gaube we walked on a forest path to the Pont d´Espagne . The structure overlooks the canyon with waterfalls. It was a lovely sunny day, so we admired the waterfall. 
    Coming back from Lac du Gaube we walked on a forest path to the Pont d´Espagne . The structure overlooks the canyon with waterfalls. It was a lovely sunny day, so we admired the waterfall.  more »
  • Pont d'Espagne are waterfalls located near Cauterets town, in French Pyrenees, in the South of France, near the border with Spain. It is a touristic zone, where you can come with the family and stay.....  more
    Pont d'Espagne are waterfalls located near Cauterets town, in French Pyrenees, in the South of France, near the border with Spain. It is a touristic zone, where you can come with the family and stay.....  more »
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  • Practical information first. The car park is large and well organised, and the parking is free if you take the lifts to the top. Else it is between 7-10 euro for the day. There is a gondola which takes you to the bridge and an amazing waterfall with a restaurant. The walk to this part is quick and easy so perhaps the gondola is not needed. After that there is a chairlift to the top or a 1.5 hour walk. At the end of the chairlift it is a 15 minute easy walk to the lake. You can swim in the lake but it is very cold! Also available at the top is a restaurant but take some cash because there is not much service so sometimes cards do not work. There is a walk you can do halfway around the lake which takes about 25 minutes. It’s a pretty rocky walk. The lake is beautiful and the mountains that surround it are amazing. I recommend this visit to anyone.
  • Stunning natural beauty. The cable car doesn't operate for a few week in May so check before visiting if you're unable to walk all the way up. Would recommend visiting Cafe dEspagne where you can see the waterfalls and meet the native and very friendly dog that lives there.

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