Cascade de Pouey Bacou

(Cascade de Cauterets)

Cascade de Pouey Bacou is one of the many 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, also visible from the roadside (the top of teh waterfall). There isn’t’ an official parking, but in the first bend in the road near Cascade de Pouey Bacou there is probably a spot for 1 car (gps 42.861878, -0.122155). 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 Cascade de Pouey Bacou

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

Most nearby waterfalls

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