Luz-Saint-SauveurA VILLAGE IN THE HOLLOWS OF THE MOUNTAINS
Crossroads of the Gavarnie Valleys, Luz-Saint-Sauveur is a pretty little village in the hollow of the mountains, 677 meters above sea level. It is an ideal stopover for strolling along the narrow streets where the old walls contrast perfectly with the more modern buildings. Its architectural heritage, largely influenced by Napoleon III, takes you on a journey through the history of the Luz of yesteryear.
Château Sainte-MarieREMAINS FROM THE MIDDLE AGES
Perched 630 meters above sea level, the remains of the St. Mary's castle take us back to medieval times. Although there are only two defense towers, these dress the landscape with their old stones and allow you to enjoy from their foot a clear view of the villages below: Luz-Saint-Sauveur, Esquièze-Sère and Esterre .
The Solferino ChapelON THE HEIGHTS OF LUZ-SAINT-SAUVEUR
Built in 1859 on the orders of Napoleon III, this pretty chapel perched on its promontory overlooks Luz-Saint-Sauveur and offers a lovely view of the surrounding area.
It is accessed from the village, its location is ideal for a small improvised picnic or for a simple walk.
Saint Andrew's ChurchKnown as “the Templars”
This fortified church located in the heart of Luz-Saint-Sauveur is worth a look! Walking through the old quarter, you can't resist the urge to go inside. We wander around its ramparts to discover their little secret corners then we continue the visit with the interior of the very well preserved church. This visit is as pleasant in summer as in winter, when the peaks are snow-capped.
Napoleon BridgeHIGH PLACE OF BUNGEJUMPING
This imposing bridge fits perfectly into the landscape of the territory. Its so representative red “N” refers to Napoleon III who, during his visit to the valleys, ordered the construction of this building.
In summer, many people go there to live a unique experience: the Bungee jumping.