Situated at 950 metres, Cauterets is the perfect combination of a small mountain town and a village with the allure of a city. Its heritage and activities are the perfect complement to a pleasant holiday. Enjoy leisure activities all year round, Cauterets lives to the rhythm of the 4 seasons.
Discover pleasant hikes and activities in summer, but also ski areas in winter and all year round water and its benefits.
Cauterets is located 30 minutes from Lourdes and about 1 hour from the Pays de Nay. The village is at the centre of several unmissable sites in the Pyrenees that are easy to reach to continue exploring these unique sites: Pic du Midi, Gavarnie, Lourdes, Hautacam, Pyrenees Animal Park, Donjon des Aigles, Val d'Azun, le Pays Toy, le Tourmalet...
On the heritage side
History has left its mark almost everywhere along the streets of Cauterets. Inherited from the craze for the village at the height of the thermal baths, the architecture tells the story of a prestigious past.
From the Thermes de César to the exceptional wooden train station, discover a fascinating heritage. Numerous historical personalities have come to taste the joys of Cauterêts: Victor Hugo, George Sand, Chateaubriand or the starlet Sarah Bernardt, Emperor Napoleon III and many others!