Cirque de Gavarnie, Gavarnie

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#1 of 47 in Parks in Hautes-Pyrenees
For some stunning scenery in the Pyrenees mountains, hike to Cirque de Gavarnie. Carved out of limestone by glaciers, the valley is 800 m wide at its base and expands to about 3,000 m wide at the top. It takes about 1.5 hours to reach the cirque and about an hour to return You'll see waterfalls and lots of wildlife on your journey. Add Cirque de Gavarnie and other attractions to your Gavarnie trip itinerary using our Gavarnie road trip planning website .
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  • Very nice place to see, go to the end of the hike if possible to find yourself in the middle of all the mountains! However plan housing, because in the bottom of the circus there is a property with written in big HOTEL but who is not a...
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  • Hike made with two children 8 years! On foot but also snowshoeing. Impeccable advertising we'll do it again.
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  • A beautiful landscape with several walks up to the waterfall, but very poorly indicated for all those who don't leave "the highway". Paying car park.
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  • The beautiful Cirque at the foot of the mountain is the most famous attraction in the area. The about three hours walk from Gavarnie village is worth the amazing view that appears at the end of the road. The climb to the cascade can be a bit cold and wet, but the panaromic view of the vally below compescate for it. highly recomended.
  • Wonderful nature! Max 1,5u easy walk from parking in Gavarnie
  • Breathtaking natural beauty! You cannot miss this, it's really worthwhile. Takes ~1 hour to walk one-way from the car park. Wear sturdy shoes as the path has many small rocks along the way. When you reach, enjoy the view with a drink from Hotel de Cirque.
  • We did a 5.5 hours hike trail from Gavernie to Cirque de Gavarnie at the end of October. It was sunny, there were not much people and it was beautiful. All together around 13 km. Definetely recommend!
  • One of the most breathtaking place in France !

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