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Do you come with your family?

Discover our thematic walks:



The small sprites walk
Starting from the statue of the bear in the thermal park, walk around the lake where children will enjoy feeding the swans and ducks. Then, the tour will take you to the playground situated at the exit of the park. On the way back, stop at the skate park that will perhaps attract vocations. Faced with the thermal building, the Maison des Pitchounes, is a reception place for families (opening hours : out of holidays on Wednesday and Saturday, during the holidays : from Tuesday to Saturday). Its games, books and workshops will keep the kids quiet before leaving to enjoy the merry-go-round and trampolines.

In winter, the most daring of you will learn skating on the ice-rink. At the end of the Allées des Bains, the resort of the reserve de la Pique offers a pleasant walk, a playground, and a city stadium to practice many sports.

In summer, this resort is completed by the municipal swimming pool, the mini-golf and the tennis courts. Then, to complete this walk in a quiet and relaxing atmosphere, cross the Casino park to relax near its little pond.




Along the river, Lac de Badech
From the city center, take the Avenue Foch following the direction of the train station. Before the bridge, follow the Ône river along the Quai Letulle, then cross the boulevard De Gaulleand continue to lac de Badech.
The paved pedestrian promenade will be a great place to learn bike, scooter, roller or skate. On the nearby airfield, children will enjoy contemplating the airplanes, gliders and paragliders who land.



For a picnic in the countryside, you will find the perfect land in the Vallée du Lys, the Hospice de France, the Vallée d'Oueil, the Vallée du Larboust or the Granges d'Astau.The children will play in the open air while parents can enjoy a quiet moment in a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere.




You come as a couple or with friends?

Walk in the footsteps of our ancestors:



Historical heritage
Starting from the Tourist Office: the Castle Lassus Nestier was built in 1772 with a Louis XVI style. Following on the Allées d’Etigny, drawn by the Baron d’Etigny in 1762, you will reach the thermal park. Have a look at the buildings: hotels and old buildings now turned into private residences as the Sacaron residence, the Sponts Chalets, Swiss-style-chalets built between 1848 and 1855, etc. At the entrance of the thermal park on the right, the Chambert bath building was built in 1848 on the old Roman baths.
Nearby, the Pavillon Impérial  was designed in 1954 by the architect Artigala, and then, the Vaporarium building was built in 1970 respecting Mr. De Noyer’s plans. Faced with those buildings stands the statue of the Baron d'Etigny, œuvre de Crauk (1889). planed by Crauk in 1889. Walking in the park in the shadow of the Lebanon Cedars, of the Thuyas and of the Northern catalpa, you will find 2 statues that are part of the local architecture heritage: the bronze statue of the bear made by Guyot and further the statue of the Vallée du Lys made by Mengue in 1900.

Leaving the park on the right, you will see on the Allée des Bains and on the Boulevard de Gorsse plenty of houses that have hosted many illustrious guests. First, the Villa Julia at number 10 on the Boulevard Edmond Rostand was built in 1880. Edmond Rostand stayed here during the summers and wrote the poems "The Musardises".


Along the Boulevard Henry Gorsse , Sacha Guitry used to come in the Villa Raphaël, the Villa Santa Maria hosted Alexandre Dumas, the Russians and Persians chalets on the other side of the river were the favorite places the princess Narishkine’s mother. Then at the end of the Boulevard, the Prince Imperial was hosted in the Villa Bertin in 1867.
Then, the walk leads to the Casino whose park is an invitation to relax. The statue of the Baiser à la Source, near the cave dates of 1949 . Later, the Pavillon Normand was built for the Universal Exhibition in Paris in 1900 and then, transported to Luchon.
The Casino dates back to 1800. It was built on plans directed by the architect Raymond Castex inspired from Edmond Chambert’s project. In 1929 the facade was completely modernized in the "Art Deco" style. Going down the avenue Boularan we join the Allées d’Etigny.



For a gourmet morning, on Wednesday and Saturday until 12.30, take a stroll to the Market.Local producers will make you taste the best products in a pleasant atmosphere.


Take a tour of the waterfalls in the valley:


Juzet-de-Luchon’s waterfall, at 3 km from Luchon: after having parked in front of the City Hall, take a few steps uphill to see the fall of 40m high.


The Sidonie’s waterfall, at the exit of the village of Saint -Mamet following the direction of the Col du Portillon : park on the little parking to see the fall of 70m high.


The Enfer’s waterfall (not accessible in winter) at the bottom of the Vallée du Lys : after 5 minutes walking from the parking his fall is 70m high.
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