Papilio is a leisurely 20 minute walk from the charming mountain spa town of Bagnères-de-Luchon, which has an abundance of restaurants, shops, cafes and bars and a cable car direct to the ski slopes.

Bagnères-de-Luchon is the gateway to the best adventure activities the Pyrenees have to offer – including rafting, canyoning, cycling, snowshoeing, dog sledging, rock climbing and paragliding. Not forgetting skiing at the local ski resorts of Superbagneres and Peyragudes.

Winter Activities Summer Activities
Skiing and snowboarding
Dog sledging
Ice climbing
Alpine climbing
Mountain biking and road cycling
Rock climbing

We’d be very happy to help you arrange these activities on arrival and also offer bespoke rock climbing and hiking itineraries as part of our guided trips. Click here to find out more.

There are plenty of more relaxing options in and around Bagnères-de-Luchon too – from visiting the many local restaurants to soaking up the heat in the famous thermal baths. Plus swimming, tennis, golf and mini-golf.

Bagnères-de-Luchon has many festivals throughout the year, offering something for everyone.

Each July, Bagnères-de-Luchon welcomes the Tour de France, where you can see riders attacking the surrounding hills – including the Col de Peyresourde and Col du Portillon.

Bagnères-de-Luchon is also famous for its annual Flower and Film Festivals. More information can be found via the Luchon Tourist Information Office.