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    Gavarnie Circus

    Stunning natural features.

    The cirque de Gavarnie, at an altitude of 1,600 metres, is listed as a world heritage site by Unesco. This natural "cirque", an amphitheatre-like valley head, lies near the village of the same name, around fifty kilometres from the town of Lourdes.

    Nestled in the emblematic landscape of the High Pyrenees, the cirque de Gavarnie is a favourite among walkers and nature-lovers, and was a hotspot for the great figures of romanticism, such as Victor Hugo. The "Colosseum of nature", as Victor Hugo called the Cirque, has a "wall" which towers at 3248m (pic du Marboré) and this magical place also boasts the largest waterfall in Europe.

    Additional informations

    At Gavarnie, park your vehicle in the parking lot at the entrance of the village.
    A path leads to the ’Hôtellerie du Cirque (45min walk)
    Information: on the Gavarnie website

    Transports

    At Gavarnie, park your vehicle in the parking lot at the entrance of the village.
    A path leads to the ’Hôtellerie du Cirque (45min walk)
    Information: on the Gavarnie website

 
 
    tagged as : Mountains, Midi-Pyrénées, Natural Site
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