Cirque de Gavarnie, Gavarnie

#1 of 69 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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  • A glorious, magnificent, wonderful place. Words are inadequate to describe the Cirque de Gavarnie. Parking is free out of season but unfortunately, my walk was curtailed by poor snow conditions, just....  more »
  • I had booked several nights in Pau France very close to Lourdes. While on my visit to Lourdes, I read about Gavarnie. The day was warm and sunny so I diverted from Lourdes. Only took an hour of...  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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