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The « grands sites » in the region

Lourdes

Lourdes, the 3rd largest pilgrimage site in the world for the catholic religion, is only an hour’s drive from Luchon.

It is also accessible by train or coach trip.

Saint Bertrand de Comminges

The medieval village of  St Bertrand de Comminges with its cathedral is 30 km from Luchon (direction Loures Barousse).

Just 2 km further on are the prehistoric “Grottes de Gargas”

Pic du Midi de Bigorre

The Pic du Midi de Bigorre at 2877m is accessible by cable car from La Mongie.

Originally an astronomical observatory it is now open to the public.

Alongside the incredible views of the Pyrenees there is a museum and restaurant.

Internet : www.picdumidi.com