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

Gavarnie is situated in the Hautes-Pyrenees department and Occitanie region.

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.

Attractions in Gavarnie

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

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Luz-Saint-Sauveur at 15 km and Col du Tourmalet at 23 km.

Gavarnie, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Mont Perdu

Mont Perdu

Heritage Site less than one km (direction south-west)

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

See Mont Perdu guide


at 15 km (direction south-west)

The pleasant town of Luz-Saint-Sauveur is well placed to explore some lovely Pyreneean mountain...

See Luz-Saint-Sauveur guide
Col du Tourmalet

Col du Tourmalet

Scenery at 23 km (direction north-east)

The Col du Tourmalet is a mountain pass in the Pyrenees, famous because the...

See Col du Tourmalet guide


at 28 km (direction north-north-west)

It is the abbey church in Saint-Savin, and the surrounding countryside, that make a...

See Saint-Savin guide
Pyrenees National Parc

Pyrenees National Parc

National Parc at 29 km (direction west-north-west)

The Pyrenees National Parc contains a great deal of the most beatiful mountain scenery...

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at 35 km (direction east-north-east)

Deep in the Pyrenees on a small river, Arreau is a delightful small town...

See Arreau guide
Col d\'Aspin

Col d'Aspin

Scenery at 36 km (direction east-north-east)

The Col d'Aspin is an important mountain pass in the west of the Pyrenees...

See Col d'Aspin guide


at 36 km (direction north-west), in the Pyrenees-Atlantiques department

Gourette s a small ski station on the route to the Col d'Aubisque near...

See Gourette guide
Col d\'Aubisque

Col d'Aubisque

Scenery at 38 km (direction north-west), in the Pyrenees-Atlantiques department

The Col d'Aubisque is a beautiful mountain pass with views of numerous high mountains...

See Col d'Aubisque guide
Col de Peyresourde

Col de Peyresourde

Scenery at 39 km (direction east)

The Col de Peyresourde is a mountain pass in the pyrenees, which often forms...

See Col de Peyresourde guide


at 40 km (direction east)

Lourdes is of course very famous as a pilgrimage centre which attracts millions of...

See Lourdes guide


at 41 km (direction west-north-west), in the Pyrenees-Atlantiques department

Eaux-Bonnes is a 19th century belle-epoque spa town at the base of the Col...

See Eaux-Bonnes guide


at 43 km (direction west-north-west), in the Pyrenees-Atlantiques department

Laruns is a pretty village, but it is the surrounding mountain scenery that attracts...

See Laruns guide


at 50 km (direction east), in the Haute-Garonne department

Bagneres-de-Luchon is one of the nicest of the 'belle-epoque' spa towns that developed in...

See Bagneres-de-Luchon guide

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

Arrange a visit to Gavarnie

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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

Gavarnie is in the south-west of France at 55 kilometres from Tarbes, the department capital (general information: Gavarnie is 705 kilometres from Paris).

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