Le Cirque de Gavarnie Hautes Pyrénées (65)

Country of the Cirques Gavarnie

One of Occitania’s most famous sites, A Unesco World Heritage Site. Some 50 million years ago, fluvial and glacial erosion shaped the Pyrenees with many natural cirques, Gavarnie being the most famous of them all…

A day outing for the whole family !

In the summer season a number of marked paths will unveil the splendor of the Cirque de Gavarnie with its impressive waterfall. From the village an hour and a half’s walk will take you to the hostelry to discover one of the highest waterfalls in Europe, 413m free fall ! It is also possible to hire a horse and enjoy the trip on horseback.

Also outstanding views on the Cirque to be had from :

  • the plateau de Bellevue – Gavarnie,
  • the plateau de Saugué – Gèdre

For further information please contact  Agence Touristiques des Vallées de Gavarnie.

More Pyrenees Cirques, neighbouring Gavarnie.

Cirque d’Estaube

Smaller and wilder than its neighbours, it remains a quiet protected place for local fauna and flora. Far beyond in the distance above the cliffs of the cirque, the summit of Mont Perdu, 3355m high, third highest summit in the Pyrenean chain, can be seen in the distance.
An easy family walk (3h. return) is also possible to the dam or the Lac des Gloriettes.

Cirque de Troumouse

2103m high – the Troumouse cirque in situated in the valley of Héas, Hautes Pyrenees. It’s also a family excursion, offering no difficulty, in one of the largest Cirques in Europe. Eagles can be seen hovering in the air ! Don’t forget your binoculars !