Facts and Data

Webpages:
Official Unesco Page
Monte Perdido / Mont Perdu (L'association Mont-Perdu Patrimoine Mondial)
Protectedplanet.net

Basis Data:
Unesco World heritage since: 1997
Size of heritage: 30,639 ha

Coordinates:
Longitude: 0,001°
Latitude: 42,685°

About

This outstanding mountain landscape, which spans the contemporary national borders of France and Spain, is centred around the peak of Mount Perdu, a calcareous massif that rises to 3,352 m. The site, with a total area of 30,639 ha, includes two of Europe's largest and deepest canyons on the Spanish side and three major cirque walls on the more abrupt northern slopes with France, classic presentations of these geological landforms. The site is also a pastoral landscape reflecting an agricultural way of life that was once widespread in the upland regions of Europe but now survives only in this part of the Pyrénées. Thus it provides exceptional insights into past European society through its landscape of villages, farms, fields, upland pastures and mountain roads.


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Hotels and places to stay

Hotel Vignemale

Address
Distance: 3,9 mi
Chemin du Cirque
65120 Gavarnie
France

Time Information

Checkout: 10:00 - Checkin: 16:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Videos from the area

Escalade du Mur de la Cascade à Gavarnie

Published: September 02, 2014
Length: 51:14 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Richard BISCAY

Le 31/08/2014, Pierre, Max et Richard escaladent le Mur de la Cascade dans le Cirque de Gavarnie.

Le Cirque de Gavarnie

Published: December 15, 2014
Length: 26:51 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: Voyages-SNCF.com

Mathieu rencontre Carlo, un berger, qui nous fait découvrir sa production de Mouton AOC Barèges Gavarnie et son métier dans des paysages haut en couleurs.

Randonnée Pyrénées Gavarnie Ordesa

Published: January 22, 2009
Length: 19:13 min
Rating: 2 of 5
Author: randonades

http://www.randonades.com/randonnee-pyrenees-cirque-gavarnie-ordesa-mont-perdu-8.htm Cet ensemble calcaire, classé au Patrimoine Mondial de l'Humanité à l'Unesco, recèle quelques merveilles ...

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