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Luz St Sauveur

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Historic Spa Town
Gateway to the Pyrenees National Park
At an altitude of 711m

Ideal base for
The Cirque de Gavarnie
The Cirques of Estaubé and Troumouse
The Col du Tourmalet
The Pic du Midi
On the GR10 coast to coast walking route

Skiing from 1680m to 2500m
60km downhill slopes
4 green
4 blue
15 red
3 black
5km cross country skiing
Ample parking for 1400 cars at the foot of the slopes

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Piste Map
Lift Pass Tariff

Jazz festival held each July

Luz-Saint-Sauveur provides a gateway to the Pyrenees National Park and some of the most beautiful sights in the Pyrenees. It is nestled in the valley below the famous Cirque de Gavarnie with its impressive waterfalls and the Cirque de Troumousse. The Col du Tourmalet is close by, famed as a gruelling stage of the Tour de France it also provides access to the Pic du Midi observatory with its spectacular views of the sky and the stars. With Mont Perdu and the Néouvielle Nature Reserve also close by this is an excellent walking or cycling base camp.

Over the years Luz has hosted some of the most celebrated dignitaries. A favourite spa destination of Victor Hugo, Napoleon III and the Empress Eugenie, the left-bank Saint Sauveur quarter owes its elegant facades to this period. Other architectural delights include the twelfth century Saint André church looming high in the right-bank quarter. The lanes radiating down from the church now serve as a charming setting for the local weekly market. Napoleon left his mark on Luz with the impressive ‘Pont Napoléon’. As well as an impressive landmark this bridge now serves as a nerve jangling site for bungee jumping into the gorge below.

The ski station of Luz Ardiden 7 miles away has a high point of 2500m on the Col de Cloze. Ample parking is available at the foot of the slopes and quick access to the slopes is provided by two 6-man express chair lifts. There are 26 pistes stretching over 60km, a cross-country ski track, a snowshoe course and the newly completed snowpark. Set alongside a drag lift it includes a boardercross, 120m halpipe, various rails and a variety of ramps, kickers and spines all served by a dedicated sound system. For those who want to stay closer to the pistes accommodation, restaurants and equipment hire are available in the closer villages of Grust and Sazos. Luz also benefits from its ideal location close to the Tourmalet and Gavarnie-Gedre ski areas. With each ski station running a shuttle service from Luz ultimately there is a choice of over 200km of local pistes to enjoy.
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