Facts and Data
Unesco World heritage since: 1997
Size of heritage: 30,639 ha
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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Medium airport - 34 mi (55 km) Tarbes Laloubère Airport
Small airport - 37 mi (60 km) Pau Pyrénées Airport
Medium airport - 52 mi (85 km) Aeròdrom dels Pirineus-Alt Urgell Airport
Small airport - 76 mi (122 km) Pamplona Airport
Medium airport - 84 mi (135 km) Dax Seyresse Airport
Small airport - 88 mi (142 km) Toulouse-Blagnac Airport
Large airport - 95 mi (153 km) Agen-La Garenne Airport
Medium airport - 107 mi (173 km) Barcelona International Airport
Large airport - 143 mi (231 km) Bordeaux-Mérignac (BA 106) Airport
Large airport - 152 mi (246 km) Brive-La Roche Airport
Large airport - 185 mi (299 km) Palma De Mallorca Airport
Large airport - 259 mi (418 km)
Bigger and popular cities in the wider vicinity are these:
- Castejon de Sos
- Hoz de Jaca
- Sallent de Gallego
- Yebra de Basa
These are some smaller cities that might be interesting. They are all rather close.