Le Mont-Perdu

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06 June 2021  |  UNESCO , Tourism

The Pyrenees and Mont-Perdu

Mont-Perdu designates a vast mountainous area between France and Spain. Registered since 2007 on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Let's go and explore this mountain range.

A unique site

Mont-Perdu is a vast mountainous area between France and Spain. The eastern part of the Pyrenees National Park in the Hautes Pyrénées department as well as the Spanish park of Ordesa and Mont-Perdu. Mont-Perdu is located between the Spanish and French borders.


Mont-Perdu is the third highest peak in the Pyrenees. It is one of the most grandiose sites in Europe with a breathtaking panorama of the Cirque de Gavarnie and other surrounding peaks.

For lovers of nature and hiking, you can take advantage of this destination to discover the sumptuous landscapes on offer.

You can leave for one or more days to fully enjoy your outdoor excursion.


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The first climbs

The first ascent took place in 1802, by two mountain dwellers from Barèges. And in 1830, the first female Anne Lister.

Exploring Mont-Perdu

Mont-Perdu was discovered by Ramond de Carbonnières. He began the study of the massif in 1796 where he determined an access route to the summit; the Estaubé valley.

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Amélie Roca

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