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Luz-Saint-Sauveur - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Hautes-Pyrénées

At 711 m altitude, Luz-Saint-Sauveur is inside one of the most beautiful valleys of the Hautes-Pyrenees. Close to the Cirque de Gavarnie and the Col du Tourmalet, Luz allows hikers to encounter the best of the mountain.

It is also a haven for skiers in winter with the ski resort of Luz Ardiden. Luz-Saint-Sauveur is a village where life is pleasant throughout the year. He has kept a picturesque character and charm and above all preserve its traditions.

Access: 30 km from Lourdes, Gavarnie direction.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude42.8735420 (N 42° 52’ 25”)
Longitude-0.0028690 (W 0° 0’ 10”)
AltitudeFrom 677m to 3194m
Surface area50.38 km²
Population1003 inhabitants
Density19 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureTarbes (53 km, 55 min)
Insee code65295
IntercommunalityCC du Pays Toy

Nearest cities & towns

Esterre1 km (2 min)
Vizos2.5 km (6 min)
Sassis2.6 km (4 min)
Viella2.8 km (5 min)
Saligos2.8 km (4 min)
Viey3.7 km (6 min)
Sazos3.8 km (8 min)
Betpouey4.3 km (7 min)
Chèze4.6 km (7 min)
Grust5.7 km (12 min)
Sers6.6 km (11 min)
Barèges7.4 km (12 min)
Viscos8.4 km (18 min)
Gèdre11.6 km (17 min)

Things to see and do

In the village you can enjoy the exceptional historical heritage of the town by visiting the Church of St. Andrew called "Templar," but Napoleon Bridge, Castle and St. Mary the spa district.

The third walk Napoleon and Eugenie recently renovated allows you to discover all the monuments around a pleasant walk overlooking the village of Luz-Saint-Sauveur. This walk is free and accessible to all. Mi-urban, semi-rustic, it covers a distance of 3 km (duration: about 1:30 one way).

About the operations, Luz you has a whole range including: hiking, skiing, fitness, park tree climbing, rock climbing, bungee jumping, rafting, tennis, swimming pool ...

At the tourist office of Luz, a novel awaits young and old since the summer of 2011: randocaching. It's a free ride at the start of the tourist office Luz which is a treasure hunt conducted via a GPS. Only a deposit of € 100 and an ID is requested for the loan of GPS. Registration at the Tourist Office Luz.

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres

Events and festivities

January: Open Altitoy: ski mountaineering race.

March: Pony Session.

July: Jazz Festival in Luz.

September Maratoy Villages (running race of 15 km) - Great Fair chops.


Winter village of Luz
Winter village of Luz
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Luz Pool
Luz Pool
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St. Andrew's Church
St. Andrew's Church
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St. Mary Castle
St. Mary Castle
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Luz Ardiden
Luz Ardiden
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Fitness Centre
Fitness Centre
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Pyrenees Snowboard Tour
Pyrenees Snowboard Tour
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Vallée de Luz
Vallée de Luz
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Altitude Jazz Festival in Luz
Altitude Jazz Festival in Luz
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Luz is located at the crossroads of several major sights in the Hautes-Pyrenees: Pic du Midi de Bigorre, Gavarnie, Lourdes, Bridge of Spain, Caves Betharram.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Vertige de l'Ardour: Via Ferrata Course in the Heart of the Pyrenees – Near the Pic de Midi
Sports sensations39 € Bagnères-de-Bigorre (24 km)
Canyoning in Hautes-Pyrénées
Sports sensations45 € to 480 € Lourdes (24 km)
Canyon descent in the Pyrenees
Sports sensations40 € to 460 € Bagnères-de-Bigorre (25 km)
White water rafting on the Garonne
Sports sensations32 € Antignac (49 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Mourquey Cape
HikeIntermediate1h00Artalens-Souin (11 km)
Lake Isaby
HikeEasy1h00Artalens-Souin (11.8 km)
Nerbiou Peak
HikeEasy2h00Beaucens (12.5 km)
Gavarnie Cirque
HikeEasy2h00Gavarnie (15.6 km)
The Mills and Church of Arcizans-Dessus
Village visitEasy1h00Gaillagos (19.1 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals