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Randonnees au Depart de l'Hospice de France

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Address: Hotel de l Hospice de France, 31110, Bagneres-de-Luchon, France

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Fantastic day our with a paddle thrown in

A must visit if you come to Luchon. A paradise at the end of a steep windy road. River us perfect for a paddle. Choose to walk or not or like us have a brilliant crepe and... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2016
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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Wonderful and very accessible location in a great setting. Hearty food, very well done. Friendly service. Great place to start walks from. Would love to go again.

Thank Roaminstar
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Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

A must visit if you come to Luchon. A paradise at the end of a steep windy road. River us perfect for a paddle. Choose to walk or not or like us have a brilliant crepe and tarte de mirtelle! Yum. Go to this place.☺

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Spa, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

The hike from hospice de France to Etangs de la Frèche is well marked (yellow labels). Nice view from up there, after ~700m positive elevation. Then it's possible to go higher: follow a stream (there are some blue marks on rocks), then in the grass higher up, and you end up on a path that is actually on the Spanish... More 

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Reviewed 18 August 2015

Starting point of many excellent walks. Small place to stay or have a drink. Parking place is filling up quickly during the day, so come early

Thank menno l
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Reviewed 20 July 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I drove up to l'Hospice de France yesterday morning and did a lovely walk up to the Col de Glere. Beautiful, cool woodland path to start opening up into the lush green valley with stunning mountain views. The walks are varied and signposted and we saw a range of (mostly French) visitors incl. young families and older... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2015

Not far from Bagneres-de-Luchon if you have a car (or a good bike), and so worthwhile. We didn't go into the Hospice itself, but the trails are well marked, and the mountains so lush and beautiful that the trails demand to be followed! Some short, some long - go for a wander or a serious hike. Wow. The Pyrenees fill... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 24 September 2014

We didn't stay at Hospice de France but we did have a yummy 'chocolat chaud' after our hike, made with Luchon artisan chocolate. We did Hike #23 counter clockwise crossing over the Port Vénasque, traversing along the Spanish border along the backside, crossing over the saddle at Pas de l'Escalette, and back down the valley to the refuge. It was... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2014

Enthusiastic hosts ,good food,other nationalities,good bed,good facilities,what else does tired walker want?

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British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 8 October 2012

Ended up here by accident. Had met a couple the night before who said this was the best hiking they had done in their life. We were planning for an early start on our motorcycles, but went up to Hospice de France first, and had the best hike of OUR lives. There were many to choose from- we did #21... More 

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