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Gastronomy in Bagnères de Luchon

L’Héptaméron des Gourmets

This swish restaurant is the address for traditional French fine dining. Start with an aperitif in the salon, with its book-lined shelves and leather armchairs, then graduate to the kitschy conservatory for rich cui…
Bistro in Bagnères de Luchon

Le Baluchon

In contrast to the traditional fare on many Luchon menus, this bistro takes its cue from a more contemporary cookbook. It’s run by husband-and-wife team Laura and Thomas, who favour seasonal ingredients and stripped…
Church in St-Bertrand de Comminges

Cathédrale Ste-Marie

Overlooking a lush valley at the foot of the Pyrenees and sitting on the route to Santiago de Compostela, this striking cathedral has been an important pilgrimage site since medieval times and remains a key stop for…
Asian in Bagnères de Luchon

Chez Thao

This friendly, sunny spot serves up shrimp dumplings, skewers of chicken yakitori, rice noodles with sautéed tofu and other satisfying Asian plates. It's served up cafeteria style (where you pay by weight), so you c…
Wine Bar in Bagnères de Luchon

Les Galeries Gourmands

One of the best spots for an après-ski (or après-hike in the summer), this lively eatery and wine bar serves up a fine variety of wines and cocktails, which go nicely with the tapas plates (€4 to €9).
French in Bagnères de Luchon


Cheesy raclettes and fondues are the mainstay at this zero-fuss brasserie – there are more than 15 on offer, all served to share, and you can add meats for a full-meal experience.
Market in Bagnères de Luchon

Covered Market

Luchon’s covered market was established in 1897 and is still going strong.
Ruins in St-Bertrand de Comminges

Lugdunum Convenarum Archaeological Site

In an open field just outside the village centre, this small archaeological site has a few ruins from the town's glory days as Lugdunum Convenarum, a key Roman settlement (founded around 72 BC). You'll have to use y…