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Cirque de Gavarnie, Gavarnie

#1 of 68 in Parks in Hautes-Pyrenees
Must see · Geologic Formation · Waterfall
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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  • 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...  more »
  • Stunning, simple stunning!! A nice walk up to the hotel and then a bit of a scramble up to the waterfall which was magnificent. The walk to the waterfall is tricky but most reasonably fit people will make it to the hotel.
  • Great location. Good selection of cold drinks, snacks and ice creams. A bit pricey, but that is to be expected due to its location

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