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Close to Heaven

For most of the nineteenth century the upper Pyrenees was a great unexplored wilderness and Mont Perdue in particular was a legendary, mysterious peak. An eccentric Irish Count... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2016
DCHPORTVENDRES
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Clogheen, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

For most of the nineteenth century the upper Pyrenees was a great unexplored wilderness and Mont Perdue in particular was a legendary, mysterious peak. An eccentric Irish Count, Henry Russell, was fascinated by the mountain and was one of the first explorers to conquer the Mont using Gavarnie as his base camp. This is a truly outstanding mountain landscape straddling... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

The hikes are 2 to 4 hours round trip so you need to allow for this, as the drive up ends at the hiking trails. There's an easy gradient that passes two stunning waterfalls, and you can return via the second falls steps though they can get a bit muddy and you need to take care. The whole experience was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

We were driving from Lourdes to Andorra. Instead of going through French highway system, we opted to take mountain roads. To be honest, it was hectic to drive through for 6 hours (including some needy stops) instead of 3 1/2 hours. it was only after we came back that we were in parts or sort of Mount Perdu. No wonder... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2009

The view from the village of Gavarnie was spectacular, but the hike to the base of the falls was breathtaking. The Cirque becomes more and more grand the further you travel inside. I visited here 31 Oct 2009, and the colors of the trees seemed to change with every minute the passed overhead. The mountain was ringed all around with... More 

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