Best restaurants in Parc National des Pyrénées

  • Restaurants 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 impressive wine list, and on warm days you can enjoy those cheeses at one of the outdoor tables on the lane.

  • Restaurants 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's also a shop where you can buy homemade pâté, honey, charcuterie and other goodies. It's a pleasant but steep 1km walk from Cauterets – take the trail beside Pavillon des Abeilles.

  • Restaurants 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 baked trout or grilled duck with a cream of foie gras, and follow with blueberry tart. It’s 7km south from town along the D920.

  • Restaurants 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, and the wine list is great.

  • Restaurants 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 on grilled meats, raclette and crêpes while enjoying spectacular views from the outdoor tables.

  • Restaurants 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 will oblige, served in a dining-room crammed with mountain memorabilia.

  • Restaurants 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 the Pyrenees. It literally translates as ‘scratch arse’).

  • Restaurants 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.

  • Restaurants in Cauterets

    Les Halles de Cauterets

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