Springs, waterfall and mountain stream
The waterfalls of the Hautes-Pyrénées, but also its sources and torrents bring you beauty and freshness during your walks.
Dozens of springs spout from the mountains and the glacial valley
Over the centuries, more than 50 hot springs have supplied the various thermal spas in Bagnères-de-Bigorre.
A network of canals, called “les agaus” in patois, supplies the Vallée de Campan and its very fertile land with water. The water, whether from springs or thawing snow, is routed through a maze of channels that are still used today. How else could we have cut marble, woven wool and ground rye and wheat if the wheels of mills and turbines weren’t supplied with water through the waterfalls and mountain streams?
Now the Hautes-Pyrénées waterfalls are:
- A “via ferrata” complete with zip lines and suspension bridges where the higher you climb, the higher your adrenaline – Cascade du Garet
- A romantic location with a small beach which has no doubt witnessed many declarations of love – Cascade de Pan
- A spot to enjoy a picnic with family or friends – Cascade du Pointilh
- A place to take a coffee break and rest during hikes of several hours – Cascade du Lac Bleu and Cascade d’Ouscouaou
- And a guaranteed change of scenery 5 minutes from the road – Cascade d’Arizes
From contemplation to the playgroundnd
Our mountain streams liven up the hiking trails, welcome the most adventurous campers for a lick and a promise after a night under the stars, offer canyoning initiation courses, or simply provide background music for a short nap. But that’s not all; they also transform into an incredible playground for fishermen seeking trout and other fish.
If you are a deep thinker, then gazing at these tumultuous waters that stimulate the imagination will keep you dreaming.
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