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Luz-Saint-Sauveur

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Hautes-Pyrénées

Luz-Saint-Sauveur - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Hautes-Pyrénées
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Both a Mecca for sports and holiday leisure, Luz-Saint-Sauveur has not finished seducing you...

The village, located in the heart of the hilltop villages of the Toy Country and the most beautiful classified sites of the Pyrenees, is appreciated both for its cultural heritage and for the character of its traditions. The village is located in the heart of the major classified sites Gavarnie, Pic du Midi, Cauterets Pont d'Espagne and Lourdes. Many hikes are possible from Luz: the Pyrenees National Park, the Néouvielle massif, the summer pastures on the heights of Luz, the Ardiden massif... Discover the green landscapes, peaceful paths, - inhabited woods and stone barns which make the charm of the Toy Country.

In winter, Luz is at the heart of 200 km of slopes offering a great ski holiday.

Only 20/30 minutes from Luz Ardiden, Gavarnie and Grand Tourmalet stations. Luz Ardiden is located 12 km from the village in a wild nature, preserved from any urbanization. Protected by the emblematic peak of Caperette, the beginner's area is an ideal learning platform for learning to ski. The upper part of the domain designed by the Aulian circus, seduces by the variety of its jagged relief of ridges and technical corridors.

Geographical information

MunicipalityLuz-Saint-Sauveur
Postcode65120
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Latitude42.8735420 (N 42° 52’ 25”)
Longitude-0.0028690 (W 0° 0’ 10”)
AltitudeFrom 677m to 3194m
Surface area50.38 km²
Population1008 inhabitants
Density20 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureTarbes (53 km, 55 min)
Insee code65295
IntercommunalityCC Pyrénées Vallées des Gaves
DepartmentHautes-Pyrénées
TerritoriesGascony, Midi-Pyrénées, Pyrenees
RegionOccitanie

Nearest cities & towns

Esterre1 km (2 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)
Gavarnie-Gèdre11.6 km (17 min)
Villelongue11.8 km (15 min)
Soulom11.9 km (15 min)

Things to see and do

In the village, you will be able to benefit from the exceptional historical heritage of the commune by visiting the Saint-André church known as "of the Templars", but also the Napoleon bridge, the Sainte-Marie castle or the thermal district.

The Napoleon and Eugenie walk is an easy 1.5 hour walk inviting you to follow in the footsteps of the imperial couple. From the Town Hall (Maison Gradet-Poque) where the museum space of Napoleon III is located, to the Napoleon bridge, passing by the chapel of Solférino and the Baths, you will cross the emblematic places and the most beautiful landscapes around Luz-Saint-Sauveur.

Regarding the activities, Luz offers you a whole range of them including: hiking, skiing, fitness, zip line course (the longest in France), tree climbing, climbing, bungee jumping, canyoning, paragliding, rafting, tennis, swimming pool... With your family, discover the new Bastan promenade equipped with a balance bike course, children's games, hammocks...

The 20th century building, "From lavoirs to lavoirs": A fun and original 2-hour visit to the sound of anecdotes from the inhabitants of the village is offered from the Maison du Parc National and the Valley. An interactive experience to discover the small built heritage and the life of the past thanks to the unpublished testimonies of the elders who gathered around the wash houses when running water did not exist. “Heritage on the move” mobile application for free download from Google Play and Apple Store.

Places of interest

Information points

Events and festivities

Exhibition Watercolors Françoise Carrère
Exhibition Romain BARRIAC

Photos

Very good snow cover at the Luz Ardiden resort - 1700 m-2500 m altitude (© OT Luz)
Very good snow cover at the Luz Ardiden resort - 1700 m-2500 m altitude (© OT Luz)
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Mythical ascent of Ardiden (© OT Luz)
Mythical ascent of Ardiden (© OT Luz)
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Luz swimming pool with 3 pools (© OT Luz)
Luz swimming pool with 3 pools (© OT Luz)
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Rafting on the Gave de Pau (© OT Luz)
Rafting on the Gave de Pau (© OT Luz)
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Château Sainte-Marie (© OT Luz)
Château Sainte-Marie (© OT Luz)
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Trout fishing in the Gave
Trout fishing in the Gave
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Bastampe lake and its paradise island (© OT Luz)
Bastampe lake and its paradise island (© OT Luz)
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Luz, Land of Light
Luz, Land of Light
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View of Luz from the Sainte-Marie castle (© OT Luz)
View of Luz from the Sainte-Marie castle (© OT Luz)
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Luz, destination for bikers with its sensational bends! (© OT Luz)
Luz, destination for bikers with its sensational bends! (© OT Luz)
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Canyoning in Héas (© Bureau des guides de Luz)
Canyoning in Héas (© Bureau des guides de Luz)
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Bungee jumping at the Napoleon Bridge (© Luz Aventure)
Bungee jumping at the Napoleon Bridge (© Luz Aventure)
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Christmas entertainment White Opera (© OT Luz)
Christmas entertainment White Opera (© OT Luz)
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Tree climbing course in Luz (© OT Luz)
Tree climbing course in Luz (© OT Luz)
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Hike to Bastampe lake (about 3 hours of walking one way)
Hike to Bastampe lake (about 3 hours of walking one way)
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Beginner's area at Luz Ardiden station (© Luz Ardiden)
Beginner's area at Luz Ardiden station (© Luz Ardiden)
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Climbing under the Napoleon Bridge (© OT Luz)
Climbing under the Napoleon Bridge (© OT Luz)
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Beautiful hikes in the Pyrenees National Park (© OT Luz)
Beautiful hikes in the Pyrenees National Park (© OT Luz)
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Christmas entertainment in Luz with this Fanfrelette children's story (© OT Luz)
Christmas entertainment in Luz with this Fanfrelette children's story (© OT Luz)
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Fatbike on snow at Luz Ardiden station
Fatbike on snow at Luz Ardiden station
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A rich and preserved flora in the valley with this blue thistle, endemic species of the Pyrenees (© OT Luz)
A rich and preserved flora in the valley with this blue thistle, endemic species of the Pyrenees (© OT Luz)
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Pyrenean specialties with a spit cake, blueberry pies and pastet (© OT Luz)
Pyrenean specialties with a spit cake, blueberry pies and pastet (© OT Luz)
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Bivouac spots a few hours walk to the Néouvielle reserve (© OT Luz)
Bivouac spots a few hours walk to the Néouvielle reserve (© OT Luz)
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Luz Ardiden station and its 60 km of slopes (© OT Luz)
Luz Ardiden station and its 60 km of slopes (© OT Luz)
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Musical entertainment in front of the Templar church
Musical entertainment in front of the Templar church
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A chamois in Gavarnie (© OT Luz)
A chamois in Gavarnie (© OT Luz)
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Hike to Oncet Lake and the Pic du Midi de Bigorre (© OT Luz)
Hike to Oncet Lake and the Pic du Midi de Bigorre (© OT Luz)
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A little shy marmot (© OT Luz)
A little shy marmot (© OT Luz)
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Artistic meetings around the corner every Wednesday in summer (© Maison du Parc National et de la Vallée)
Artistic meetings around the corner every Wednesday in summer (© Maison du Parc National et de la Vallée)
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Cirque de Gavarnie (© OT Luz)
Cirque de Gavarnie (© OT Luz)
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Pyrenees animal park (© OT Luz)
Pyrenees animal park (© OT Luz)
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Crafts in Toy Country (© OT Luz)
Crafts in Toy Country (© OT Luz)
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Sheep (© OT Luz)
Sheep (© OT Luz)
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Pastoralism, a traditional agriculture in the Toy Country (© OT Luz)
Pastoralism, a traditional agriculture in the Toy Country (© OT Luz)
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La Brèche de Roland (© OT Luz)
La Brèche de Roland (© OT Luz)
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Pretty sunny slopes on the Bederet side (© Luz Ardiden)
Pretty sunny slopes on the Bederet side (© Luz Ardiden)
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Fresh snow in the Caperette sector (© OT Luz)
Fresh snow in the Caperette sector (© OT Luz)
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Relaxing on the deckchairs at Cloze in Luz Ardiden (© OT Luz)
Relaxing on the deckchairs at Cloze in Luz Ardiden (© OT Luz)
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Walk on the heights of Luz (© OT Luz)
Walk on the heights of Luz (© OT Luz)
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Electric bike ride on the heights of Luz
Electric bike ride on the heights of Luz
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Church of the Templars (© OT Luz)
Church of the Templars (© OT Luz)
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Weather

Tuesday 24 may
Min. 8°C - Max. 14°C
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Wednesday 25 may
Min. 8°C - Max. 14°C
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Thursday 26 may
Min. 8°C - Max. 19°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Luz is located at the crossroads of several major unmissable sites of the Hautes-Pyrénées: Pic du Midi de Bigorre, Gavarnie, Lourdes, Pont d'Espagne, Grottes de Bétharram, Animal Park of the Pyrenees, Keep of the eagles...

Luz is the ultimate cycling destination. At the start of kilometer zero in the heart of the village, climbers have the free way to measure themselves against the famous routes of the Col du Tourmalet and the mythical ascent of Luz Ardiden, like the giants who have marked the history of the Tour of France.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Pyrenees discovery canyoning
Sports sensations45 € to 50 € Gavarnie-Gèdre (10.8 km)
Downhill canyoning in Hautes-Pyrénées
Sports sensations40 € to 280 € Beaucens (12.5 km)
Whitewater rafting-canyoning in the Pyrenees
Sports sensations35 € to 210 € Argelès-Gazost (16.1 km)
Guided hike and snowshoeing
Sports sensations15 € to 150 € Argelès-Gazost (16.9 km)
Cliff climbing lessons for all abilities
Sports sensations37 € Campan (22 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
The Lake Circuit
HikeAthletic6h35Barèges (9.2 km)
Gavarnie Cirque
HikeEasy2h00Gavarnie-Gèdre (9.9 km)
Mourquey Cape
HikeIntermediate1h00Artalens-Souin (11 km)
Lake Isaby
HikeEasy1h00Artalens-Souin (11.8 km)
The noon peak of bigorre by the lake of ouncet
HikeAthletic7h15Sers (12.2 km)

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