Luz Saint Sauveur

Resort height: 1680m – 2500m

Driving distance from Calais:

711 miles (Approx. 10hrs 15mins)

Resort Info

Why Luz Saint Sauveur?


  • Charming 19th century village with plenty of character and charm
  • Easy access to sites and towns of interest which are a short drive away
  • Luz Festival of Jazz – an event not to be missed
  • Excellent spa treatments in “Luzea” thermal spa

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Located at 740m in the heart of the Pays Toy area of the Hautes-Pyrénées, the welcoming village of Luz Saint Sauveur has a friendly, welcoming and relaxed atmosphere. The charming village with its rich history of the Knights Templar its friendly locals is a pleasure to wander around. With a good selection of bars, restaurants and general amenities in the village there is always something to do, always a new restaurant to try, always a new experience waiting along one of the intimate alleyways and tiny streets.

Delightfully situated in a deep triangular valley where the light floods in through the high mountains on either side. Spanish smugglers arriving from Aragon via the Brêche De Roland mountain pass were amazed to find the bright and luminous valley at the end of a narrow and dark gorge (they compared it to the opening of a cave for those sat inside it) As the smugglers hurried toward the luminous valley they found a vibrant sun-lit town. They decided to name the town “Luz” which is Spanish for “Light”. And this is the way in which Victor Hugo described the village in 1843, during his stay. Located at the confluence of the Gavarnie and Bastan rivers (known locally as “Gaves”) which descend from the village of Barèges higher up the valley.
Luz enjoys a rich and preserved heritage. The Knights Templar passed through the town and there is a 12th century church at its centre that bears their name. The prestigious spa as well as “Le Pont Napoleon” (Napoleon’s Bridge) are also indicators of the villages historic past.

Wandering through the narrow cobbled streets of the town, you cannot help but fall upon well preserved historical monuments mixed in amongst the traditional Pyrenean architecture of the local houses; the fortified church of the Knights Templer, Napoleon’s Bridge Gradet-Poque House, the local thermal spa , the Solferino chapel and Saint Marie’s Castle but to name a few.

During the summer there are plenty of activities and events organised by the Tourist Office. Events include the celebration of the French national day, the Mountain Festival and the Festival of jazz – all which normally take place in July.
Nearby you will also find the Festival of Gavarnie and sometimes certain stages of the Tour de France or the etape du Tour (non pro version of the race) as well as the Haute Route will take place in August time.

The tourist Office also organises animation throughout the season including sporting tournaments, concerts, night markets and village festivals throughout the season. Please ask at the Tourist Office for more details.

The friendly and helpful Luz Saint Sauveur Tourist Office is open in July and August, from Monday to Saturday 09:00 – 19:00 and on Sunday 9:00-12:00 and 16:00-19:00. Outside these months, the office is open from Monday to Saturday 09:00-12:00 and 14:00-18:30, on Sunday only 09:00-12:00. Their comprehensive website is full of useful information, tips and suggestions.

Office de Tourisme
Place du 8 Mai
Luz-Saint-Sauveur, France
Tel: +33 5 62 92 30 30

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Luz Saint Sauveur opening dates: All year.


Luz offers a wide range of summer activities ranging from Bungee jumping off the famous Napoleon bridge to relaxing spa days in the “Luzea Spa and Well-being Centre”, not to mention a selection of enjoyable strolls to discover Luz and the beautiful surrounding area. 

Sports & Leisure


Luzea Spa and Well-being Centre
Road Cycling and Mountain Biking
Hiking and walking around Luz Saint Sauveur
Luz outdoor swimming pool
Climbing wall
Bungee Jumping
Tree top Adventure Park
Via Ferrata

Rock climbing
Horse Riding


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Culture and Heritage


Maison Vallee Events & Exhibition Centre
Church of the Knights Templer
Napoleon’s Bridge
Solferino chapel
Saint Marie’s Castle
Jazz Festival

The town of Lourdes


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Natural Wonders & Wildlife


Cirque of Gavarnie
Gavarnie Village
Sights in Gavarnie
Pont d’Espagne
Pic Du Midi
A Night at the Pic du Midi
The Pyrenees National Park (UNESCO SITE)
Néouvielle Nature Reserve
Les Grottes de Bétharram (Caves of Bétharram)
Médous Caves
Esparros Caves
The Pyrenees Animal Park
Donjon des Aigles


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Child Specific


Children’s carousel
J Club
The Pyrenees Animal Park
Donjon des Aigles


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The Food & Drink in Luz Saint Sauveur


Mountain Restaurants
Luz Ardiden has three mountain restaurants for you to choose from. From quick snacks and fast food for walking fiends to relaxed dining with great views for the tortoises amongst us.

Restaurant d’Aulian
Bottom of the Aulian 1700 area. Tel: +33(0)562 923262
Ideally located at the bottom of the hills at Aulian 1700, so it is perfect for fuelling up before a long walk and enjoying the views while you relax with a meal, a drink or both.

Repas Minute
Located next to Aulian Restaurant
Fast food mountain style. For those who don't want to miss a minute on the walking routes, this is the place to go. Serving cold sandwiches, burgers fries, donuts, waffles ... you will be fuelled and ready to go in no time at all!

Restaurant 'Les Bergères'
Bottom of the Bergère drag lift. Tel: +33(0)562 929752
Located in the Béderet sector, from the restaurant terrace you can admire the Pic du Midi Observatory from the comfort of your lounger and enjoy an exceptional panorama! Set menus are available and bookings can be made in advance for large families and groups of friends alike.

The town has a great selection of restaurants showcasing many different cuisines – from Pizzerias and Spanish themed burgers to traditional Local lamb – said to be some of the best lamb in France.

Pizzéria Chez Christine
3 Rue Ossun Prolongee, 65120 Luz-Saint-Sauveur, Tel: +33(0)562 928681
A popular restaurant with locals and tourists alike due to the friendly and helpful staff and great food that they serve up here. The cuisine is home-style local French cooking (nothing fancy) done exceptionally well at a very reasonable price. The restaurant also serve pizza and pasta dishes which are also very popular. Be sure to book in advance as this place is always busy. If you can't get a table you can still order a pizza to take away!

Le Bowling Restaurant/bar
Bowling Le Txoko, 17 Avenue Bareges, Esquièze Sère, 65120 Luz-Saint-Sauveur, Tel: +33(0)562 923557
The restaurant is located in the bowling alley and can hold up to 80 diners. There are 3 course set menus (“Formule TXOKO”) at lunch times from Monday to Friday which come in at ca. €13 and they also have a Kids corner for under 12 year olds. Kids can dine on Burger and chips and an ice cream sundae for ca. €6.50 and on Friday evening is Mussels and Chips night. (ca €12) Otherwise you will generally find them serving up items from the grill after 10pm.

Bodéga La Tasca
17 Place St Clement, 65120 Luz-Saint-Sauveur, Tel: +33(0)562 929622,
A great little restaurant, run by an English couple, with a good ambience and a varied menu to cater for most tastes. All the food is made from local produce and is absolutely delicious. The intimate dining area provides a cosy and warm atmosphere and is ideal for couples and families. The bar area is great for those looking for an aperitif before heading out for the night. Be sure to try the regional favourite of Garbure or one of the gourmet burgers and make sure you book to ensure a table.

L'auberge de Viella
65120 Viella, Luz-Saint-Sauveur, Tel: +33(0)562 928514
A lovely, warm and welcoming restaurant just a few kilometres from Luz in the small village of Viella serving local gourmet cuisine. The regional menu is a must try - the lamb is widely regarded as some of the best in the area. And if you're feeling naughty why not try one of the delicious homemade desserts?

Auberge Les Cascades
17, rue Saint-Barbe, 65120 Luz-Saint-Sauveur. Tél: +33 (0)562 928585. Mobile: +33 (0)680 071568
A simple and straightforward establishment that serves rich and simple food in a set menu format. Good friendly service with a wonderful terrace.

La Terrasse
21, Place du 8 Mai, 65120 Luz-Saint-Sauveur, Tel: +33(0)562 928552
Simple self-service restaurant with a good selection of unfussy food at very reasonable prices.

Creperie Mia Moure
7 rue d'Ossun, Luz-Saint-Sauveur, Tel: +33(0)562 944082, ttps://
Tiny Creperie with a warm and pleasant atmosphere and great hospitality serving hearty pancakes, sweet treats and savoury snacks at reasonable prices. They also serve local cider! Service can suffer when the place is busy but this does not detract from this warm and fun establishment.

Restaurant Ardiden
20, Av. De L'impératrice Eugénie, Luz-Saint-Sauveur, Tel: +33(0)562 928180. Email:
Given the title of “Restaurant de France” and located within the Hotel Ardiden, this traditional restaurant allows you to savour the local and gourmet cuisine.

Restaurant Bon Accueil
45 Avenue de l'Impératrice Eugénie, Luz-Saint-Sauveur, Tel: +33(0)562 928039.
Gourmet cuisine

Auberge Les Eaux Vives
64 Avenue Saint Sauveur, Luz-Saint-Sauveur, Tel: +33(0)562 928950.
Restaurant located 15 mins walk from town centre serving mountain classics such as fondue, raclette, garbure and tartiflette.

Restaurant Le Panoramic
30, Av. De L'impératrice Eugénie, Luz-Saint-Sauveur. Tel: +33(0)562 928014. Email:

Located across the road from the hotel of the same name, is the air conditioned restaurant with its terrace overlooking the “Gave de Pau” river (seating for up to 20 people). During the summer the salon/bar serves up crepes waffles and ice cream. Specialities include “Garbure” (local meat and vegetable broth). Other warm favourites are Trout, Duck breast with raspberries, local "Barèges-Gavarnie" stew and Preserved meats. For desert, French options include Cherry "Basque cake", French-style apple tart, chocolate fondant and chocolate fondue. Kids menu starts at ca. 8 euros and there is a budget/classic or panorama menu on offer.

Restaurant- Crêperie Les Templiers
6 place de la Comport, Luz-Saint-Sauveur. Tel: +33(0)562 92 8152.
Located in the hotel of the same name, this restaurant cum Crêperie serves up a large selection of Galettes (buckwheat savoury crepes) and sweet crepes made with organic flour. They also offer an à la carte menu, a daily set three course menu and a range of regional dishes.

Pizzéria Le Napoli
Place du 8 Mai 1945, Luz-Saint-Sauveur. Tel: +33 (0)562 327972.
Friendly little café serving up pizzas, salads, sandwiches and ice creams. Service with a smile and good value for money.

Luz saint Sauveur has quite a lively evening scene ranging from intimate bars and cafes in small squares and many of them organise concerts throughout the season. There is even a lively Cuban style bar dedicated to Che Guevara.

Le Bowling Bar
Bowling Le Txoko, 17 Avenue Bareges, Esquièze Sère, 65120 Luz-Saint-Sauveur. Tel: +33 (0)562 923557
The bowling alley has its own onsite restaurant and evening bar. So you can enjoy and game of bowling and a few drinks after a good solid serving of food. (See restaurant section for more info)

Bar Les Cascades
17, rue Saint-Barbe, 65120 Luz-Saint-Sauveur. Tél: +33 (0)562 928585. Mobile: +33 (0)680 071568
Ricou the owner will be happy to welcome you to dinner where you can taste the home-made “Garbure” (traditional local stew) or just have a drink in a friendly atmosphere. This local restaurant bar is located just out of town – a 15 minute walk from the centre.

Le Centre
8 rue d’Ossun, 65120 Luz-Saint-Sauveur. Tél: +33 (0)562 928215
Le Bar du Centre is located right in the centre of town and has a beautiful terrace with Wi-Fi access. The décor is purely Spanish and under the watchful eye of Che Guevara you can enjoy your Mojito or strong black coffee. This lively bar also shows live football games and concerts and if you are in need of a snack – the pizzas come recommended.

Bar la Taverne
Place du 8 Mai, 65120 Luz-Saint-Sauveur. Tél: +33 (0)562 929038
The Taverne bar has an Irish feel to it and is perfectly located on the main square near the Tourist office. The pretty terrace is a favourite during summer with cyclists and motor-bikers who feel at home here. The large selection of beers makes it a beer lover’s choice. Wi-Fi available.

Bar Les Cimes
Hotel Les Cimes, 3 Place du Marché. 65120 Luz-Saint-Sauveur. Tél. +33 (0)562 928203. Tél: +33 (0)607 039828.
This convivial family run hotel has a small bar with a more intimate feel to it. Located in the centre of town, it is just a stone’s throw from the “Templier’s church”.

Av St Sauveur, 65120 Luz-Saint-Sauveur. Tél: +33 (0)62 929566
This bar, located at the crossroads of the road to Barèges and the road to Gavarnie is a natural meeting point for locals in the valley and tourists alike. As well as the live football matches on offer it also doubles as a newsagents.

Bar la Terrasse
21, Place du 8 Mai, 65120 Luz-Saint-Sauveur. Tel: +33 (0)562 928552
This bar cum café welcomes you onto its sunny terrace day and night and is ideally situated next door to the Tourist office and has Wi-Fi access. A favourite location for cyclists looking for a caffeine boost on that long ride through the valley.

La Tasca
17 Place St Clement, 65120 Luz-Saint-Sauveur, Tel: +33 (0)562 929622,
Nina and Paul, an English couple and adopted Pyreneans welcome you to their bar-restaurant where you can sit back and relax with a drink at the bar. Located right in the heart of the town, the front terrace looks onto Place St Clément, the small square in front whilst the back terrace is enclosed and a real sun-trap. A lively bar in the evenings with live football matches on the TV and some live concerts.

Le Coco Loco Nightclub
Route De Gavarnie, 65120, Luz-Saint-Sauveur, Tel: +33 (0)562 929684. Mobile: +33(0)678 128448
The nightclub is open every evening during school holidays and weekends from 23.00 – 04.00 for your fix of late night venues.

Driving distance from Calais: 1154km / 711 miles, 10hrs 15mins
Driving distance from Le Harve: 971km / 582 miles, 8hrs 30mins
Driving distance from Caen: 889km / 552 miles, 7hrs 55mins
Driving distance from Cherbourg: 978km/ 608 miles, 8hrs 45mins
Driving distance from Saint Malo: 817km/ 508 miles, 7hrs 30mins
Driving distance from Bilbao: 337km / 207 miles, 3hrs 20mins
Driving distance from Santander: 432km / 268 miles, 4hrs 25mins

International Airport Tarbes – Lourdes
Tel: +33(0)562 329222. Website:
Distance to Luz Saint Sauveur: 43km, approx. 43mins
Air France operates flights from Paris-Orly. 3 flights daily from Monday to Friday, 2 flights on weekends.
Ryanair operate 2 weekly flights from London Stansted on Monday and Friday.

International Airport Pau – Pyrenees
Tel: +33(0)559 333300. Website:
Distance to Luz Saint Sauveur: 95km, approx. 1hr 10mins
Air France operates flights from Paris-Orly. 10 daily flights from Sunday – Friday, 2 flights on Saturday.
Air France operates flights from Paris-Charles de Gaulle. 10 daily flights from Sunday – Friday, 3 flights on Saturday.

International Airport Toulouse - Blagnac
Tel: +33(0)561 424441. Website:
Distance to Luz Saint Sauveur: 129 miles / 208km, approx. 2hrs 05mins
Easyjet operates flights from London Gatwick. 2 flights (Sunday, Monday, Thursday Friday) 1 flight (Wednesday, Tuesday, Saturday)
Easyjet operates 3 weekly flights from Bristol on Sunday, Monday & Friday and daily flights during holiday periods.
British Airways operates flights from London Heathrow. 2 flights (Wednesday – Friday), 3 flights (Sunday – Tuesday), 1 flight (Saturdays).

International Airport Carcassonne
Tel: +33(0)468 719646. Website: .
Distance to Luz Saint Sauveur: 289km / 180 miles, approx.2hr 50mins
Ryanair operates 3 weekly flights from London Stansted on Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday.
Ryanair operates 2 weekly flights from Liverpool John Lennon airport on Tuesday & Saturday.

International Airport Biarritz
Tel: +33(0)559 438383. Website:
Distance to Luz Saint Sauveur: 197km, approx. 1hr 59mins
Ryanair operates 3 weekly flights from London Stansted on Wednesday, Friday & Sunday.

Private taxi transfers from airports to Luz Saint Sauveur are pre-bookable via Pyrenees Collection.

Toulouse Matabiau – Via Lourdes & Pierrefittes - Luz Saint Sauveur: 4hrs 46mins
Paris Montparnasse/Austerlitz – Via Lourdes & Pierrefittes-– Luz Saint Sauveur: 8hrs 37mins

Opening Times:
Monday to Friday 09.00- 19.00 and Saturday 09.00-18.00

Local Bus Transfers

The Bus Company «Maligne des Gaves» operates #2 line from Tarbes-Lourdes airport to Tarbes, Lourdes and the mountain resorts of Luz Saint-Sauveur and Barèges

Pick up /Drop off point: Arrival level of the airport/Bus station in resort
Price: Single Adult/2€; Single child (4 -12 years)/1€.
Departures days: Daily
Departure Times: Click on the link below

Car Hire
Pyrenees Collection can arrange very competitive car hire at all airports, train stations and other town locations. Seven day rental prices are available from our reservation team or see out car hire pages for more information.
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Other Amenities

Food Stores

Carrefour Montagne
Rue d'Ossun, Luz-Saint-Sauveur. Tel: +33(0)562 923111

Carrefour Market
1 Place Mont blanc, Esquièze-Sère. Tel: +33(0)562 928301


Anthian Butchers
6, rue Pont de Luz, Luz-Saint-Sauveur. Tel: +33(0)562 928036

Sajous et Fils Butchers
2 place Augé de Coufitte, Luz-Saint-Sauveur. Tel: +33(0)562 928003

Soré et Fils Butchers
5 rue d’Ossun, Luz-Saint-Sauveur. Tel: +33(0)562 928004

Bakers and Confectioners

Place du Marché, Luz-Saint-Sauveur. Tel: +33(0)562 929116
or 4 rue Cotillon, Luz-Saint-Sauveur. Tel: +33(0)562 928047

La Terrasse
Place du 8 Mai, Luz-Saint-Sauveur. Tel: +33(0)562 928606

Rue Pont de Luz, Luz-Saint-Sauveur. Tel: +33(0)562 928 33


Banque Populaire
20 Ave St Sauveur, Luz-Saint-Sauveur. Tel: +33(0)562 928308
Open Mondays and Wednesdays from 09.00 – 12.15

Banque Postale
11 Ave St Sauveur, Luz-Saint-Sauveur. Tel: +33(0)562 28214
Open Monday to Friday from 09.00 – 12.00 & 14.00 -16.30. Saturday: 09.00 – 12.00


Taxi Caussieu
8 rue Carolins, Luz-Saint-Sauveur. Tel: +33(0)562 929756 or +33(0)680 144202

Taxi Lavantés
8 rue d’Ossun prolongée, Luz-Saint-Sauveur. Tel: +33(0)633 637120


Pharmacie De l’Ardiden
Mr Montbroussous. 11 Rue Pont de Luz, Luz-Saint-Sauveur. Tel: +33(0)562 928016

Pharmacie Des Thermes
Mme Planté. 4 Ave Saint-Sauveur, Luz-Saint-Sauveur. Tel: +33(0)562 928015

Medical Centres & hospitals

Groupe Médical
2 Ave Maoubési, Luz-Saint-Sauveur. Tel: +33(0)562 928085

Doctor Morigny
9 Place du marché, Luz-Saint-Sauveur. Tel: +33(0)562 928561

Lourdes Hospital Centre
2 Ave Alexandre Marqui. 65107 Lourdes. Tel: +33(0)562 424242. Emergencies: +33(0)562 424438

Massage and Physiotherapists

Mr Behague
2 Ave Maoubési, Luz-Saint-Sauveur. Tel: +33(0)562 928359

Mr Bertrand
4 Rue Pont de Luz, Luz-Saint-Sauveur. Tel: +33(0)562 923758

Mme Capriles Dulce
2 Rue du cotillon, Luz-Saint-Sauveur. Tel: +33(0)632 178985

Mr Cazenave
3 Rue Cotillon, Luz-Saint-Sauveur. Tel: +33(0)562 929965

Mr. Znibez Yassine
2 Rue du Cotillon, Luz-Saint-Sauveur. Tel: +33(0)645 742828

Other Accommodation In: Luz Saint Sauveur
Val de Roland
3* Apartments Sleeps 5-9
Stylish residence with Pool
Val de Roland is situated just 500m from the centre of the pretty little town of Luz Saint Sauveur with its many shops and amenities.
Les Balcons de l'Yse
3* Apartments Sleeps 2-8
Modern apartments with access to pool & spa
Situated on the foothills of the Tourmalet & National Park on the outskirts of the village of Luz Saint Sauveur is the Balcons de l’Yse.
Hotel de Londres
3* Hotel Sleeps 2-4
Excellent central location
This small elegant boutique hotel with its Belle Epoque feel and charm ideally sits proudly beside the river Bastan in Luz Saint Sauveur.

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