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The valleys of Gavarnie in Hautes-Pyrénées

Encapsulating the best of the Pyrenees

Right in the heart of the Pyrenees

Where the peaks are on first name terms with the sky at an altitude of over 3,000 metres, a territory steeped in authenticity, traditions and breath-taking landscapes opens up: the Vallées de Gavarnie.

Vallée d’Argelès-Gazost, Barèges-Tourmalet, Cauterets, Gavarnie-Gèdre, Val d’Azun and Vallée de Luz Saint-Sauveur, to name but a few, are a skilful combination of ski resorts, Major Sites in Occitanie, a listed UNESCO World Heritage site, an International Dark Sky Reserve, spa resorts and charming stone villages.

Whether you are at the bottom of the Cirque de Gavarnie, at the top of the Pic du Midi, biking along the route through the Col du Tourmalet or hiking to Lac du Val d’Azun, the Vallées de Gavarnie border on the sublime with an indefinable charm. In the middle of the Parc national des Pyrénées (Pyrenees National Park), they are the heart of a mountain that beats slowly and peacefully.

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Must-see places



Picture a glacial cirque surrounded by peaks reaching an altitude of 3,000 m, with one of the highest waterfalls in Europe in its centre (427 metres): you have the Cirque de Gavarnie ! 

Barèges – Tourmalet

At the foot of Le Tourmalet, in the Vallée de Barèges, you can combine sports activities with some time to relax thanks to the thermal waters. The highest spa resort, its waters can be used as a rheumatology and ENT treatment; Cieléo offers a wellness area in addition to hydrotherapy treatments. 

Vallée de Luz Saint-Sauveur

Dotted with pretty villages perched on the slopes, the Vallée de Luz Saint-Sauveur immerses you in mountain life: from the unique flavours of the regional produce to the authenticity of the hosts and inhabitants, not forgetting the soft rays of sunlight that light up Luz (light in Spanish) and the high surrounding peaks… it is a whole art of living!

Cauterets – Pont d’Espagne

Located in the heart of the Parc national des Pyrénées, Cauterets is a blend of mountain village and spa town. At the Pont d’Espagne, a listed Major Site in Occitanie, you are immersed in a natural spectacle featuring multiple waterfalls and can set off hiking and to explore the mountain lakes. The Lac de Gaube is undoubtedly the most well-known, accessible by chair lift or on foot.

Vallée d’Argelès-Gazost

A popular holiday destination, Argelès-Gazost is ideally located, drawing visitors in thanks to its strategic position and microclimate. Palm trees, an English landscape park and large villas have given this lovely spa town its nickname “Petit Nice” (Little Nice). 

Val d'Azun

Be charmed by its authentic villages, poetic bridges, unspoilt nature, mountain lakes, barns and herds of animals. Pastoralism is the soul of these mountains in the Parc national des Pyrénées which live according to the seasons and give the Val d’Azun cheese its delicious scent of freedom.

To find out all there is to know about this exceptional region right in the heart of the Pyrénées and to plan your trip

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