Located at an altitude of 630m, there’s more than one reason to visit the town of Luchon, starting with the Luchon pistachio, the local speciality. Holidaymakers love Luchon’s holiday accommodation thanks to the local architecture dating from the end of the 18th century. Constructed around the thermal waters, the town offers a wellbeing area with the only natural steam room in Europe, where the humid heat remains between 38 and 42°C.
Surrounded by summits reaching up to 3000m in height, the centre of Luchon is just minutes away from the ski slopes. By booking a holiday rental in Luchon, you can make the most of its 80-hectare skiing area, its snow park, and the snowshoes walking paths.
Board sports are still on the cards in summer too: rafting, canyoning, hydrospeed aka riverboarding... The rivers and waterfalls that surround the village are perfect for white water activities. There is also a wide range of trails on offer for walkers. You can also try some microlighting or paragliding.
Summer and winter alike, don’t forget to make the most of the thermal waters for relaxing in between sports sessions!
Perfectly located between the thermal baths and the gondola lifts, the residence Illixon in Luchon offers fully equipped studios and apartments. With Vacanceole you can opt for an all-inclusive ski stay: hire your accommodation in Luchon, ski equipment and passes. Unless you’d prefer our 3 week “Spa Package” stay! And finally, you can rest easy knowing your holiday in the ski resort Luchon is truly eco-friendly, thanks to Vacancole’s work in support of the environment.
You must absolutely taste the good local products. The apiaries of Saint-Marie offer honeys of heather, chestnut, lime and many others! If you prefer goat's cheese and dairy products, take a tour of the Cap del Mail farm. And don't forget to taste the beers of the Brasserie du Vénasque made from natural ingredients.
It was the Romans who developed Luchon, then called "Illixon" (goddess of the waters). They exploited the springs and realized the therapeutic benefits of the waters. This is why Luchon is still famous for its thermal waters. A piece of advice: try one of the spas for maximum relaxation.