Cirque de Gavarnie, Gavarnie

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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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  • Easily accessible in the off-season of Gavarnie out on the main track, bar/restaurant with views of the Cirque de Gavarnie, sure-footed hikers is the way back on the Western side of the beautiful, turn 500 m below the Cafe
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  •  Truly spectacular!  But almost no information in Japan. GA Barnier merely as round-trip, two hours, further go up the waterfall, plus two hours. Rising to high office and enjoy the stunning views, plus many times.  RIP Roland looking far further....  Cirque here rather than tomes. It is where you want gabarnig night, France vacation seems not, hurry downtown for one day at least, spacious stage.
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  • Several guides say it is imperative to park in the car park at the entrance to the city for €5. What we did then starting for your tour of the circus we realized that further in the city there are the free parking......
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  • 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.
  • Impressive and easy to go even for elderly or kids. 5 euros for the parking and 1h30 to go to the cascade without going fast.
  • Absolutely stunning scenery. Waterfalls, sheer cliff faces, very pleasant walk up from gavarnie. Very enjoyable.
  • Nice place to take a long walk. The Waterfall ist not very big(amount of water), but it is very tall. Over 400 meters
  • Stunning place. You need a full day to appreciate it. Sunny days are best with views to take your breath away. Lots of shops close all selling tat and food at slightly higher prices but it is worth a few extra euros. Does get busy but that doesnt stop the wow factor

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