Pouey Bacou, Cascade de

(Cascade de Cauterets)

Cascade de Pouey Bacou is one of the waterfalls near Cauterets in the Pyrenees, France. Most people are heading straight to the big Cascade de Lutour but there are several other beautiful waterfalls to be found around Cauterets, a place you have to visit.

From Cauterets drive south over D920 past cascade de Lutour until the road follows the river Gave du Marcadau.  From the road you can see Cascade d’Escane Gat at the right side of the road. The next waterfall at the right side of the road is Cascade de Ceriset, one of the bigger waterfalls in the river Gave du Marcadau.

A little bit further you will find Cascade de Pouey Bacou. There aren’t parking spot along the road, but in the first bend in the road near Cascade de Pouey Bacou there is place for 1 car. From here a path runs to this beautiful waterfall. A shame I missed this waterfall.

If you have the time you can decide to make a walk starting at Cascade d’Escane Gat, the first waterfall you see after Cauterets. From here you can a make a hike along the river passing (at least) five waterfalls before you reach Cascade de Boussès. The trail is easy but will take time (60-90 minutes, 4 kilometers, ending at Pont d’Espagne with again a waterfall and a beautiful surrounding.

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About Pouey Bacou, Cascade de

RegionMidi Pyrenees/Haute Pyrenees
LocationCauterets/Pont d'Espagne-Lourdes
RiverGave du Marcadau
Best visitSpring-early summer

Most nearby waterfalls

WaterfallDistance (linear)Rating
Escane Gat, Cascade d' 1 km
Boussès, Cascade de 1 km
Pont d'Espagne, Cascade 2 km
Lutour, Cascade de 2 km
Ilhéou, Cascade d' 5 km

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Great nearby waterfalls

WaterfallDistance (linear)Rating
Pont d'Espagne, Cascade 2 km
Lutour, Cascade de 2 km
Grande cascade de Gavarnie 23 km
Estrecho, Cascada del 27 km
Cola de Caballo, Cascada 29 km