Cirque de Gavarnie

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07 February 2021  |  Tourism, UNESCO , Nature

Wonder of nature, the Cirque de Gavarnie

You may have visited the Alps, the Andes, the Cordilleras. You may have had the Pyrenees in front of you for a few weeks; whatever you may have seen, what you will see now is unlike anything you have encountered anywhere else.

Victor HUGO
Cirque de Gavarnie, Gavarnie, France


UNESCO World HeritageIt can be admired from the village of Gavarnie and is part of the emblematic Pyrenees National Park. It is a glacial cirque at an altitude of 3,000 metres with one of the highest waterfalls in Europe at 427 metres at its heart.

Cirque de Gavarnie


In addition, the Pilgrim's Way to Santiago de Compostela and the village of Gavarnie are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Botanists, scientists, poets, writers, artists, mountain dwellers and mountaineers. The explorations it has generated have made it a place not to be missed today.

A paradise for hikers

Hiking or easy strolls, you can then choose the way you wish to discover the Cirque de Gavarnie.

The valleys of Gavarnie can also be discovered by bike or mountain bike. For the more sporty and thrill-seeking, it is possible to run on the paths of Gavarnie.

You can also go horse riding with your children. From family outings to thrilling hikes, this destination is within everyone's reach.

Cirque de Gavarnie, Gavarnie, France


Breathtaking diversity

It is a mountain and a wall at the same time; it is the most mysterious building of the most mysterious architect; it is the Colosseum of nature; it is Gavarnie.

Victor HUGO

Mont Perdu, the Pic du Marboré, the Taillon and the Brèche de Roland, these three border glacial cirques encircle the Cirque de Gavarnie.

Here you can admire a diversity of flora and fauna as well as the breathtaking mountain scenery.

During your stay with Pure France do not hesitate to discover the surroundings of this unique place.

Cirque de Gavarnie, Gavarnie, France


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Amélie Roca

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