Water, sun and snow: the cocktail of happiness
Between Arreau and Spain, neighbouring Loudenvielle, the village of Génos offers a wide range of activities all year round: skiing, hiking and paddle but also canoeing, forest walks and paragliding! In the centre of the historic Louron valley, an enchanting setting offers you an exceptional stay in the heart of the Pyrénées2vallées.
Recharge your batteries near Lake Genos-Loudenvielle
Symbol of the valley, the lake of Génos-Loudenvielle hosts two essential sites for your holidays in the Pyrenees. On the north shore on the Génos side, enjoy a wide range of activities at the nautical base. By pedal boat, paddle boat or canoe, enjoy a pleasant moment under the sun of the Louron valley on the blue waters of the lake. On the Loudenvielle side on the south shore, you will succumb to the charms of Balnéa, the largest spa in the French Pyrenees. Spa, hammam, saunas, massage, Japanese outdoor baths... everything you need for relaxation is there!
The watchtowers of Génos and Moulor
As you stroll around the lake, you will notice intriguing and prominent buildings on the heights. Why don't you go visit them? Start with the Tower of Génos. This watchtower was built in the 13th century and is nearly 10m high. In the Middle Ages, it alerted the other towers further north in the event of an attack from the south. On the other side of the lake, you can see the Tower of Moulor in height. Built in the 12th century, it belonged to the Moulors, lords of Loudervielle. From the original castle, only the square tower, the chapel and part of the enclosure remain today. This defensive tower protected the entire southern part of the Louron valley from Moorish invasions. Legend has it that there is even a secret passage linking the two towers...
Grant your mountain wishes in Val-Louron
Just a few kilometres from the village of Génos, discover the pleasures of snow and the great outdoors at Val Louron. This car-free resort offers 20 slopes for all levels up to 2100m altitude. The resort is especially known for its large beginners' area. Learn to ski or snowboard in complete serenity on 5 wide slopes in the middle of the forest. This comfortable area includes a dedicated chairlift and a covered carpet. For a stay at altitude, discover the many accommodation solutions at the foot of the slopes! On the slopes overlooking the Louron valley, take off in a paragliding flight for a magical experience. In Val Louron, you can enjoy exceptional landscapes in one of the most beautiful spots in the Pyrenees. If you want to keep your feet on the ground, then get on an ATV and ride down the slopes of the resort towards the village. After all these sensations at altitude, go and recharge your batteries in the spas of Balnéa by the lake!
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