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Cirque de Gavarnie

65120 Gavarnie, France
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Splendid nature after comforting walk: must visit !

One of the most beautiful discoveries of nature in the French Hautes Pyrenees. Leaving the Val... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Gert J
Tielt Winge, Belgium

Breath taking. A long, tough walk for two pensioners, but we made it. It was well worth the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gillian S
Uzes, France
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“easy hike” (5 reviews)
“hour walk” (5 reviews)
“every step” (3 reviews)
65120 Gavarnie, France
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Reviewed 5 days ago

One of the most beautiful discoveries of nature in the French Hautes Pyrenees. Leaving the Val d'Azun via the town-centre of Luz St-Sauveur (start of the Tourmalet-climb) you take the route to the right towards Gavarnie/St-Sauveur. Upon arriving at the Gavarnie-village you can leave your...More

Thank Gert J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Breath taking. A long, tough walk for two pensioners, but we made it. It was well worth the struggle. The scenery on the way was very interesting. The cattle, ponies and donkeys lent themselves to the environment.

Thank Gillian S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cirque De Gavarnie is definitely a very impressive place to visit!! We were there as part of a 4X4 trip through the Spanish and French Pyrenees. One of the advantages of doing a 4X4 vehicle trip is that you can get away from the usual...More

Thank Shaked007
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is truly a beautiful part of the Pyrenees that you can get up close to and enjoy... a lot of people think so too! So, if you get the weather for it, arrive early. This will not only allow you to walk in to...More

Thank Hazel R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth the trek up the valley to see the waterfall. But it is very popular so don't think it will be quiet and peaceful. It is a long walk and you need good footwear... but you can hire horses for part of the journey if...More

Thank CandWBull
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

To start with this place is very accessible - and there by immensely popular. Huge crowds of ill prepared sunday walkers walk the 45-60 mins from the parking lot up the wide track to the cirque and the waterfall. We took the side track up...More

Thank SkyDK
Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

Nice circus but wrong name. Very crowded. Queues. The waterfall is spectacular though. Worth it, but ideally out of season.

Thank Nicolas R
Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

We were on a roadtrip and ended up in the Cirque de Gavarnie. The place is super amazing. Eventhou it was raining elsewhere the sun was shining up in the mountains. Local man told us that the place is so near to Spain, thats why...More

1  Thank Jemina P
Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

Wouldn't have liked to miss this one! What starts as a 'simple' walk, ends in a physical challenge in the last part to the waterfalls. The beautiful surrounding and challenge not to underestimate makes it really worthwhile. Walked this route with my two suns of...More

1  Thank Jan B
Reviewed August 4, 2017 via mobile

Get there as early as you can otherwise you'll be parking some way from the village and sharing any walk with hundreds of people. Check the weather, but don't be put off if you arrive (as we always do) at Lourdes under heavy cloud..... Gavarnie...More

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Response from Arie F | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, can"t help you, I was there in summer time/
August 2, 2016|
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Response from RubyRoseJones | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at the hotel-vignemale Its got an amazing view at right at the bottom of the start of the walk. The hotel is old, but very clean and has a lot of charm. There are other places to stay around the same area, but... More