The city center of Luchon is organized around the Allées d'Etigny where you will find restaurants, bars and shops.
The main street is named in honor of the Baron d'Etigny who introduced and developed Luchon in the 1760s, and arrives in the lush centennial "Parc des Quinconces".
The fame of Luchon started in the Gallo-Roman times for its baths. The town was host to illustrious guests such as Richelieu, Napoleon III, Alexandre Dumas, Gustave Flaubert or Sacha Guitry dating back to the middle 18th century.
The Spa, with its modern fitness and well-being center, will be an essential step of your stay. Its main attraction is the vaporarium, constituted by a huge natural-steam-gallery in the rock, unique in Europe!
With an elegant architecture due to its famous city-water History, Luchon has a Belle Epoque style. Walking in the streets, you will discover in the "Queen of the Pyrenees" refined and picturesque villas such as Edmond Rostand’s Villa, the famous "Russian chalets" (neo-Palladian houses), elegant hotels, and several museums, including one dedicated to the history of aviation. Then, you will see the casino built in the 19th century with its Italian theatre.
In Luchon, in the central Pyrenees, the water will be the theme of your holidays. Snow water, water coming from the streams down the mountain, thermal water famous since the ancient times or "Luchon Forme et Bien Etre"'s water for a very relaxing experience. Luchon sees life in blue, to the delight of its visitors captivated by the charm of this pretty spa and sports town.
Luchon’s cultural and festive life has two strong events: the International Festival of Television Creations in February, and the Flowers Festival at the end of August. However, it is all year long that you will enjoy Luchon and its mix between culture, heritage, relaxation and outdoor activities.