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Cirque de Gavarnie, Gavarnie

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#1 of 70 in Parks in Hautes-Pyrenees
Must see · Waterfall · Geologic Formation
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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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  • Have been twice to this wonderful place. The cirque is very impressive and the wider falls took my breath away. Better to visit in May/June as the waterfalls seems to be more intensive (snow melts... 
    Have been twice to this wonderful place. The cirque is very impressive and the wider falls took my breath away. Better to visit in May/June as the waterfalls seems to be more intensive (snow melts...  more »
  • Cirque de Gavarnie is a wonderful natural amphitheater located near in the homonymous town, in French Pyrenees. In fact, you can do a great walk from the town to the amphitheater. In fact, we did... 
    Cirque de Gavarnie is a wonderful natural amphitheater located near in the homonymous town, in French Pyrenees. In fact, you can do a great walk from the town to the amphitheater. In fact, we did...  more »
  • We are not enthuastic hikers, but this was an extraordinary experience. The hike is pleaseant, approx. 3 hours round trip, with the option to rest and have a cool drink half way. Nobody who saw the... 
    We are not enthuastic hikers, but this was an extraordinary experience. The hike is pleaseant, approx. 3 hours round trip, with the option to rest and have a cool drink half way. Nobody who saw the...  more »
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  • Magnificent view of several water falls can be seen. One of the must see place in Pyrenees.
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  • A World Heritage Site and rightly so. A majestic amphitheatre of rock and waterfalls that puts you in your place in the grand scheme of things. Hugely majestic. Worth the scramble and scrabble knee deep in scree to get up to the waterfall, even if you do get rewarded with a soaking from the spray. Magnificent!
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  • Great place to wander and relax.

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