The Pyrenean lakes

The department of Hautes-Pyrénées has a great many mountain lakes which are accessible to vehicles, or which can be reached by a long or short walk…


Estaing Lake

Head towards Argelès-Gazost, Arras-en-Lavedan, Bun up to Estaing Lake.
At an altitude of 1 161m, discover the crystal waters of Estaing Lake in a fabulous setting.
This is a starting point for walks in the National Park, the lake’s Nordic trekking sector.
There are places nearby where you can buy refreshments, hire horses, etc.

Payolle Lake

Take the D935 towards Bagnères-de-Bigorre, Asté, Beaudéan, Campan, Ste Marie de Campan to Payolle.
In its natural setting, Payolle (1120 -1450 m), in the Campan Valley, offers peace and quiet around its 10 ha lake at the heart of a pine forest.
Trekking, climbing, mountain biking, pedal cars, windsurfing, fishing, riding, bobsleighing, canoeing, archery, quad circuit, tennis, cross-country skiing…

For more information

Office de Tourisme de Lourdes
Place Peyramale
Tel.: 00.33.(0)
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