And then comes the Cerdagne, a beautiful
valley. Mont Louis and its ramparts and, up
there, a picture of delight: Font-Romeu,
where the preparations for great sports
take place, is surrounded by some very fine resorts
where you will practice cross-country or downhill
skiing in a magnificent environment.
The summer and winter delights of spa towns.
Luchon is typically "thirties". Here, an immense
area opens out before you, a place where
hydrotherapy and skiing combine to put you back
into great form. Among other resorts, you will find:
Piau-Angaly, the highest, with superb snow quality.
Bareges-Tourmalet and la Mongie, the largest
skiing area in the pyrenees, Gavarnie-Gedre
where you will discover the wild cirque of Gavarnie,
and its great cascading waterfall: at 3,000 metres
this is an incredible wall.
Discover Gourette, one of the most sporting
resorts in France and Somport-Candanchu in the
heart of the National Park of the pyrenees. On
leaving Luchon, you simply must visit
Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges and the sumptuous
Roman remains of its cathedral, an essential
stopping place along the Route de Compostelle.
Another town to explore, Pau, English, saw the
birth of Henry IV Its boulevard des pyrenees offers
an exceptional panoramic view over the mountain
range, from the peak of the Midi de Bigorre to the
peak of Anie.