The Airotel Pyrénées campsite at Luz St Sauveur is popular with nature lovers, and is in a great position from which to discover the wonders of the Pyrénées with many walks nearby, making it one of the most popular campsites in France.
The Pyrénées mountains are quieter and wilder than the Alps - you can hike for miles and not see another person, and you will see lots of wildlife. You will find great food in the area - traditional hearty mountain food with some Spanish influences. Airotel Pyrénées is one of the most popular French campsites in the Pyrénées and is set in the very heart of the mountains on the edge of a National Park, at the foot of some of the most spectacular Pyrénéan passes.
There is a wide range of accommodation with Eurocamp, from stylish Safari Tents to fully equipped Mobile Homes and luxurious Mountain Lodges. The parc has four swimming pools and a sauna, and you’ll also find a good choice of restaurants in Luz St. Sauveur (0.5 km), which is an attractive mountain resort and spa town.
If you are going to drive then here are the distances from the Channel Ports :
The Pyrenees provide numerous opportunities for walking and wildlife watching. .
We visited this town where many years ago a young shepherd girl called Bernadette is reputed to have had a vision of Mary and many visitors each year now seek out the healing powers of the water.
Our view across the River Ousse towards the grotto which can be seen as the sort of cavern under the church there.
There is also an interesting Fort to visit in Lourdes which also features various historical displays about the history of this region of the Pyrenees and its people.
With two easier high ropes courses for children and 2 other courses - one of medium ability and one for the more adventurous.
Flying foxes of various heights - called "Tyroliennes from 10 to 80 metres. And one very difficult high ropes course with two mega tyroliennes traversing the "gave" de Gavarnie river - 340m in length and more than 50 metres high. So something to suit everyone! Personally I will stay in the coffee shop!!
Open April to AugustEn Chene et Frene Website
Visit these Stalactite and Stalagmite caves - http://www.betharram.com/
Photo: Père Igor [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)]
There are numerous mountains walks and paths in the local area. One of the more famous trips is to the Cirque de Gavarnie.
Photo: Jean-Christophe BENOIST [CC BY 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)]
Worthy of being in a James Bond film, you may wish to visit this Pic du Midi Observatory for its panoramic views of the Pyrenees. It is reached by Cable Car. More information on their website: Pic du Midi Website
Photo: Pascalou petit [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)]