Luchon is a lovely, vibrant town in the heart of the Pyrenees. It's a great all-year resort. In the summer it makes a tremendous base for outdoor sports, especially walking / mountain trekking, road cycling and mountain biking. In the winter, Luchon turns its attention to catering for all the different 'snow' sports - skiing, snowboarding are just two of the options. More information can be found on Luchon's Tourist Information site ( or
The apartment is on the 2nd floor of a traditional old French villa which has been completely refurbished. As it is at the rear of the property and in a road with little traffic, it is very quiet and tranquil. The lounge is large, light and airy and has traditional French doors leading to a balcony which overlooks the mountains. There is a table and two chairs on the balcony where you can sit and enjoy the view - or watch people parapenting from the top of the mountain!
The lounge contains a large settee (the base of which pulls out to provide a second double bed) and a futon, while the dining table easily caters for four or five people. There is a flat screen TV with a DVD player, and a sound system provides facilities to play CDs or to dock an ipod as well as listening to French radio.
Adjacent to the lounge there is a well-equipped American kitchen with a microwave oven, two rings for cooking, toaster, a kettle, a range of pans, coffee machine etc. as well as having storage space for food.
There is a separate double bedroom, which has wardrobes and drawers providing plenty of space for clothes, shoes etc. From the bedroom there is a door to the bathroom.The toilet is off the lounge area.
There is a lockable cave in the basement which
provides further safe storage space for bikes, skis or luggage.
The apartment has been tastefully furnished and is fully equipped. Discounts are available for long stays, such as 'cures'. The apartment is very well located for guests coming for treatments in the local specialist hospitals and the famous Thermes; both of these can be found within a short walking distance.
The apartment is close to the town centre,with all the amenities you would expect from a long-established mountain resort, including the ski lift (which doubles as a mountain bike / parascending / walking lift in the summer!), thermal baths restaurants, bars,a variety of shops (from local produce to home furnishings!) and several supermarkets, the nearest of which is a 'Casino' on the main street. This is within walking distance of the apartment. Luchon boasts several parks. The one next to the apartment is a beautiful space, with water features, magnificent trees and lovely flower beds. Nearby there is an activity park with tennis courts, a swimming pool, mini-golf, a climbing wall, a large play area for children and a cafe. There is a tree-lined walk along the river and, at the end of the park, the golf course. The town centre also has a cinema, and a casino - and, naturally, a thriving boules park. Parfait!