Here is the perfect itinerary so that you do not miss anything in the Gavarnie Valleys!
3 Grands Sites Occitanie (Major sites of Occitanie)
4 thermal centres and spas
1 Pyrenean National Park
2 Nature reserves
1 International Dark Sky Reserve (RICE)
1 UNESCO world heritage site with a double listing
A summary of the best sites in the Pyrenees
Here, where the summits keep watch over the sky at a height of more than 3,000 metres, discover a territory steeped in authenticity, traditions and breath-taking landscapes: the Gavarnie Valleys. A name that resonates like the promise of life size adventures, unusual discoveries, stunning panoramas.
Renowned since the 19th century when the English nobles, seduced by the views, the naturally warm waters and the sincerity of the Pyreneans, made this corner a tourist hotspot. Argelès-Gazost Valley, Barèges-Tourmalet, Cauterets, Gavarnie-Gèdre, Val d’Azun and Luz Saint-Sauveur Valley… these valleys have since this time lost none of their personality.
The best of the Gavarnie Valleys
Ski areas and Nordic areas: Grand Tourmalet - Barèges: Grand Tourmalet - Barèges : Epic skiing, Cauterets : two snowy areas, Luz Ardiden : all-rounder resort, Gavarnie-Gèdre : pistes with a view, Hautacam : ski & leisure, Val d'Azun : Nordic paradise.
Frozen waterfalls : winter climbing in Gavarnie.
And in summer...
Major sites of Occitanie: Gavarnie, also a UNESCO World Heritage site as part of the Pyrénées-Mont Perdu National Park, Cauterets-Pont d’Espagne, the Pic du Midi an exceptional astronomical observatory in Lourdes.
At the foot of the Gavarnie Cirque, at the top of the Pic du Midi, biking up the Col du Tourmalet, hiking on foot to a lake in Val d'Azun ... the Gavarnie valley – experience sublime beauty. Located at the centre of the Pyrenees National Park, these resorts are the true heart of it and they pulsate to its soft and gently rhythm.
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