Cauterets tourism and travel guide

Photo of Cauterets in Hautes-Pyrenees

Photo is of Luz-Saint-Sauveur at 9 km from Cauterets

Visit Cauterets: highlights and tourist information

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Cauterets is situated in the Hautes-Pyrenees department and Occitanie region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Cauterets in Occitanie.

Popular places to visit nearby include Luz-Saint-Sauveur at 9 km and Saint-Savin at 10 km.

Cauterets, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!



at 9 km (direction east)

The pleasant town of Luz-Saint-Sauveur is well placed to explore some lovely Pyreneean mountain...

See Luz-Saint-Sauveur guide


at 10 km (direction north-north-east)

It is the abbey church in Saint-Savin, and the surrounding countryside, that make a...

See Saint-Savin guide
Pyrenees National Parc

Pyrenees National Parc

National Parc at 19 km (direction west-south-west)

The Pyrenees National Parc contains a great deal of the most beatiful mountain scenery...

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Mont Perdu

Mont Perdu

Heritage Site at 19 km (direction south-south-east)

Mont-Perdu is a natural highlight on the border between France and Spain near Gavarnie...

See Mont Perdu guide


at 19 km (direction west-north-west), in the Pyrenees-Atlantiques department

Gourette s a small ski station on the route to the Col d'Aubisque near...

See Gourette guide
Col d\'Aubisque

Col d'Aubisque

Scenery at 21 km (direction west-north-west), in the Pyrenees-Atlantiques department

The Col d'Aubisque is a beautiful mountain pass with views of numerous high mountains...

See Col d'Aubisque guide
Col du Tourmalet

Col du Tourmalet

Scenery at 21 km (direction east)

The Col du Tourmalet is a mountain pass in the Pyrenees, famous because the...

See Col du Tourmalet guide


Scenery at 23 km (direction south-south-east)

The natural highlight of the Cirque de Gavarnie, a great circular cliff, is one...

See Gavarnie guide


at 24 km (direction north-north-east)

Lourdes is of course very famous as a pilgrimage centre which attracts millions of...

See Lourdes guide


at 24 km (direction west-north-west), in the Pyrenees-Atlantiques department

Eaux-Bonnes is a 19th century belle-epoque spa town at the base of the Col...

See Eaux-Bonnes guide


at 27 km (direction west-north-west), in the Pyrenees-Atlantiques department

Laruns is a pretty village, but it is the surrounding mountain scenery that attracts...

See Laruns guide
Col d\'Aspin

Col d'Aspin

Scenery at 36 km (direction east)

The Col d'Aspin is an important mountain pass in the west of the Pyrenees...

See Col d'Aspin guide


at 39 km (direction east)

Deep in the Pyrenees on a small river, Arreau is a delightful small town...

See Arreau guide


at 41 km (direction north-north-east)

The substantial gardens of Jardin Massey are the main place of interest in the...

See Tarbes guide

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Markets in and near Cauterets

  • Luz-Saint-Sauveur: market Monday (9km)
  • Lourdes: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday all day & Saturday all day & Monday & Friday (24km)
  • Bagneres-de-Bigorre: market Saturday all day (29km)
  • Castet: market Thursday (32km)
  • Saint-Lary-Soulan: market Saturday (36km)
  • Arreau: market Thursday all day (38km)
  • Bedous: market Thursday (41km)
  • Tarbes: market Thursday all day (43km)
  • Gan: market Wednesday (44km)
  • Oloron-Sainte-Marie: market Friday (53km)

More information about Cauterets, Midi-Pyrenees

Tourist attractions near Cauterets, France

What to do at Cauterets? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Cauterets.

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Marshall Foch house (41km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin Massey (42km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Cirque du Lys (3km)
  • Pont d'Espagne (5km)
  • Cirque du Marcadau (10km)
  • Cirque du Litor (16km)
  • Col d'Aubisque (21km)
  • Col du Tourmalet (21km)
  • Brèche de Roland (23km)
  • Cirque d'Estaubés (23km)
  • Cascade de Gavarnie (24km)
  • Grottes de Betharram (24km)
  • Cirque de Troumouse (25km)
  • Vallée d'Ossau (27km)
  • Grottes de Médous (28km)
  • Gouffre d'Esparros (39km)
  • Vallée d'Aspe (40km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo d'Asson (29km)

Geography and distances

Cauterets is in the south-west of France at 41 kilometres from Tarbes, the department capital (general information: Cauterets is 690 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Cauterets

Canton: Argelès-Gazost

Arrondissement: Argelès-Gazost

Department: Hautes-Pyrenees

Region: Midi-Pyrenees

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 65110

Distance to Cauterets

from Tarbes (prefecture): 41 km

from Paris: 690 km

from Calais: 908 km

from Nice: 604 km

from Bordeaux: 220 km

from Strasbourg: 878 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Cauterets from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 2 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Estaing and Viscos.

This page in French: Visiter Cauterets