Bagnères is the busiest spa town in the Pyrenees. It is located in a beautiful setting overlooking valleys dotted with old marble quarries. Its spa facilities, specialising in respiratory diseases, have attracted many famous visitors, including actors, singers and lawyers. There is a huge choice of walks and excursions around the town, including the hike to the delightful Lac d'Oô. In winter, the nearby ski resorts at Superbagnères, Peyragude and Mourtis are extremely popular.