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French in Cauterets

La Cheeserie

A fromage-lover's paradise, La Cheeserie whips up a dozen varieties of raclettes and fondues, served with delicacies like magret de canard (seared duck breast), white asparagus and chorizo. There's a suitably impres…
French in Cauterets

La Ferme Basque

This country farmhouse just west of Cauterets has a delightfully rustic restaurant specialising in garbure (a rich meat-and-veg stew), omelettes with foie gras and mushrooms, and other hearty mountain cooking. There…
French in Cauterets

La Fruitière

For dining with a view, nowhere beats the Fruitery. It sits at the head of the Vallée de Lutour, and has a mountain-view terrace that’ll blow your thermal socks off. The food is traditional and delicious: tuck into …
Bistro in Cauterets

Lau Tant’hic

Owner Gérant adds his own twist to mountain dishes at his little restaurant, but still favours local ingredients, especially lamb, duck, cured sausages and cheese. His presentation shows a bit of big-city flair too,…
French in Cauterets

La Reine Hortense

Although you can drive here, the best way to arrive at this rustic mountaintop eatery is on foot. Take the marked walking path just behind the Thermes de César; it's about two hours return. Once there, you can dine …
French in Cauterets

La Grande Fache

You’re in the mountains, so really you should be eating artery-clogging, cheese-heavy dishes such as tartiflette (potatoes, cheese and bacon baked in a casserole), raclette and fondue. This family-run restaurant wil…
Deli in Cauterets

Fromagerie du Saloir

Inside the market (Les Halles de Cauterets), cheese lovers can swoon over the seemingly endless varieties of fromage as well as liqueurs (including one called Gratte Cul, a traditional wild-rosehip liqueur made in t…
Sweets in Cauterets

À La Reine Margot

One of many shops selling the fruity sweets known as berlingots, a hard-candy that comes in many flavours and is a speciality of Cauterets.
Market in Cauterets

Les Halles de Cauterets

Cauterets’ covered market is a turn-of-the-century beauty, and a great place to assemble a picnic.
Cosmetics in Cauterets

Pavillon des Abeilles

This shop sells honeys, beeswax candles and pollen-derived skincare products.