Cascade au dessus du Pont d'EspagneCauterets Ete 19 Bd©m. Pinaud 2012
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A site to discoverAt the heart of the Pyrenees National Park

The Pont d’Espagne

A few kilometres from Lourdes is the site of the Pont d’Espagne bridge. At the heart of the Pyrenees National Park, be amazed by the emblematic animal and plant life, as well as breathtaking landscapes…


The Waterfalls Route

Going up the valley above Cauterets, towards the Pont d’Espagne, you will travel past the Gave de Cauterets. Once you reach La Raillère, a renowned spa resort, we strongly recommend stopping for a while! Take the time to contemplate the Cascade du Lutour falls, where the water comes from Estom Lake, in the magnificent La Fruitière Valley. Continuing towards the Pont d’Espagne, the road rising alongside the Gave du Marcadau will offer you exceptional viewpoints over other falls like the Cascade du Cerisey or Cascade de Bousses. After a few minutes, you will reach the Pont d’Espagne car park, the final stop on our route through the mountains.

Cauterets - Pont d'Espagne : grandeurs nature (Grand Site Occitanie)
Cauterets - Pont d'Espagne : grandeurs nature (Grand Site Occitanie)
Cauterets - Pont d'Espagne : grandeurs nature (Grand Site Occitanie)
Our favourite

The timber station building in Cauterets, built in the late 19th century and listed as a historic monument in 1981. Formerly a railway station, it was closed in 1949 then renovated in 1990, and has been a bus station since then.


The Pont d'Espagne

and its unmissable hikes

The starting point for a refreshing excursion, the Pont d’Espagne gives access to an unspoilt and preserved natural environment in the Pyrenees National Park. The green and dense forests vie with the rushing torrents and waterfalls, sparkling lakes and majestic peaks to make a big impact on every hiker.


The village of Cauterets

On the way back to Lourdes, you can stop at Cauterets. This spa resort has plenty to appeal to visitors. At Les Bains du Rocher, you can make the most of the end of the day, unless you prefer a leisurely stroll in the village, admiring buildings in the Belle Epoque style typical of the 19th century. Those with sweet tooth will want to stop and sample the berlingot de Cauterets, a tangy sweet made in the village shops, or indulge in a blueberry pie

Useful info

Plan your visit

Coming to Cauterets from Lourdes by bus ?


Lourdes > Vallées bus route :

See timetable

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