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Grande Cascade

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Recommended by 39 out of 40 hikers

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  • Betty

    Europe's highest waterfall in one of the mightiest mountain scenery. Fantastic!

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    • August 2, 2017

  • genife68

    Always in summer it is always worth going up close and standing in the water spray

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    • August 25, 2020

  • 🦊

    The last piece is really exhausting

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    • October 24, 2019

  • Stephan Giehl

    Waterfalls where you look - impressive

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    • July 31, 2019

  • Tatjana 👣🏞️🍺

    The Cirque de Gavarnie is a rock cauldron in the Pyrenees National Park. It is considered an impressive experience of nature. It is located on the border with Spain and in the territory of the Gavarnie municipality. The boiler has a diameter of approximately two kilometers and is approximately 1700 meters above sea level. The mountains surrounding it rise more than 1,500 meters above the bottom of the cauldron. In the valley of the almost vertical rock face are the Gavarnie Falls, which are among the highest waterfalls in Europe (total fall height 422 m). They originate from an underground glacial lake in the mountains and, due to their volume of water, form one of the most important spring streams of the Gave de Pau.In 1997, the Cirque de Gavarnie with the entire Pyrénées-Mont Perdu mountain range was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The name comes from the gas cognitive and is derived from the term Gave (see French Wikipedia).

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    • June 24, 2020

  • genife68

    Standing in the spray is a nice cool down in summer

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    • August 25, 2020

  • genife68

    Refreshment pleasing - then into the spray mist of the waterfall

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    • April 11, 2021

  • 2radmicha

    Magnificent views - take a hike to one of the trails around- leave the beaten track

    • July 18, 2021

  • genife68

    Impressive basin with an impressive waterfall.

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    • July 23, 2021

  • Elli

    The waterfalls are really great and fascinating. You have a height of fall of approx. 420 meters. In order to get to the waterfalls, sturdy shoes (hiking boots) are recommended, as there is a lot of small scree and you can quickly slip here on ascent and descent. If you are not sure-footed, you should have hiking sticks with you.

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    • August 5, 2021

  • Axel

    Instead of taking the hiking highway, I can recommend approaching the Cirque via the Plateau de Bellevue. The views are gradual

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    • September 6, 2021

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Location: Hautes-Pyrénées, France

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