Cascade d’Ilhéou

Cascade d’Ilhéou is one of the better waterfalls in the French Pyrenees that is a visit really worthwhile. Cascade d’Ilhéou is one of the many waterfalls near Cauterets, France.

From Cauterets take road D920 to the south. Shortly after take the right turn to Telecabine du Courbet/Cambasque. The road ends at a big parking before Telecabine du Courbet(gps 42.882961, -0.143123). From here a trail starts following the river Gave d’Ilhéou to Lac d’Ilhéou.

The trail is almost 3 kilometers long but not difficult and will take approximately 60 minutes, with an ascent of 320 meter. If you have energy left, it is another 2.5 km to lac d’Ilhéou on an altitude of 1.988 meter. 

Cascade d’Ilhéou is named after the river Gave D’Ilhéou and is appr 60-80 meters high and had two steps. The waterfall is already visible from a far distance.

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About Cascade d’Ilhéou

RegionMidi Pyrenees/Haute Pyrenees
LocationCirque du Lys-Cauterets-Lourdes
RiverGave D'Ilhéou
Height60m +80m
Best visitEarly summer

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