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Gavarnie tourism and travel guide

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Visit Gavarnie: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: The natural highlight of the Cirque de Gavarnie, a great circular cliff, is one of the most scenic places in the Pyrenees

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Gavarnie. For detailed visitor information see the Gavarnie travel guide.

Gavarnie is situated in the Hautes-Pyrenees department and Midi-Pyrenees region (now part of the Occitanie region), in the south-west of France at 55 kilometres from Tarbes, the department capital (general information: Gavarnie is 705 kilometres from Paris).

Attractions in Gavarnie

Mont-Perdu is a natural highlight on the border between France and Spain near Gavarnie: Mont Perdu

Popular places to visit nearby include Luz-Saint-Sauveur at 15 km and Col du Tourmalet at 23 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Gavarnie, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Gavarnie in Occitanie.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!


... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Hautes-Pyrenees

Map of places to visit near Gavarnie


Markets in and near Gavarnie

  • Luz-Saint-Sauveur: market Monday (15km)
  • Saint-Lary-Soulan: market Saturday (28km)
  • Arreau: market Thursday all day (35km)
  • Bagneres-de-Bigorre: market Saturday all day (39km)
  • Lourdes: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday all day & Saturday all day & Monday & Friday (40km)
  • Castet: market Thursday (50km)

More information about Gavarnie, Midi-Pyrenees

Tourist attractions near Gavarnie, France

What to do at Gavarnie? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Gavarnie.

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Sites of natural beauty

  • Cascade de Gavarnie (5km)
  • Cirque d'Estaubés (5km)
  • Brèche de Roland (5km)
  • Cirque de Troumouse (10km)
  • Pont d'Espagne (17km)
  • Cirque du Marcadau (18km)
  • Cirque du Lys (20km)
  • Col du Tourmalet (23km)
  • Cirque du Litor (33km)
  • Grottes de Médous (37km)
  • Col d'Aubisque (38km)
  • Lac d'Oo (41km)
  • Gouffre d'Esparros (43km)
  • Vallée d'Ossau (43km)
  • Grottes de Betharram (43km)
  • Cirque des Crabioules (45km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo d'Asson (48km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Gavarnie

Canton: Luz-Saint-Sauveur

Arrondissement: Argelès-Gazost

Department: Hautes-Pyrenees

Region: Midi-Pyrenees

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 65120

Distance to Gavarnie

from Tarbes (prefecture): 55 km

from Paris: 705 km

from Calais: 924 km

from Nice: 599 km

from Bordeaux: 238 km

from Strasbourg: 886 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Gavarnie from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 2 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Gedre and Mont Perdu.

This page in French: Visiter Gavarnie

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