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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Gavarnie
Insee code65188
AltitudeFrom 1200 to 3300 meters
Surface82.54 km²
Population140 inhabitants
Density1 inhabitants/km²


National labelGèdre at 8.8 km (13 min)
Chief townTarbes (at 70 km, 75 min)Luz-Saint-Sauveur at 20 km (29 min)
DepartmentHautes-PyrénéesEsquièze-Sère at 20 km (30 min)
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  • Millaris:
  • Museum of Discovery Gavarnie Gavarnie.
  • Discovery Centre fun, educational and interactive Millaris is a place dedicated to innovative Country of Circuses, Gavarnie Gavarnie. True gateway to the country, it offers all the keys for a first approach to the site.
  • Tel. : 33 (0) 5 62 92 35 25.
  • Hydroelectric:
  • The largest hydroelectric plant Hautes-Pyrénées has seen its last projects from 1947 to 1953 in the town of Gavarnie. National example of technical water recovery, a technical achievement, Pragnères includes 40 km of galleries, including 4 dams Cap de Long, near Néouvielle which is the biggest in the Pyrenees, a power plant and two pumping stations. The plant is designed to supply electricity at peak hours.
  • Guided tours on request.
  • Plant Pragnères: Tel. : 33 (0) 5 62 92 35 25.
  • Mills Gèdre-Top:
  • These mills are evidence of an ancient activity in harmony with the environment. Guarantors of authenticity rural and mountain, they discover the village of Gavarnie-Top in Dera mold on the Gave de Campbieil. Five in number, they belong to different families in the village. They were still used in the 1970s and one of them even turned to 1985.
  • Guided tours (fee) on request.
  • Tel. : 33 (0) 5 62 92 35 25.
Detailed information
Information pointsVisitor Information Centre of Gavarnie
Leisure centresSki Resort Gavarnie - Gèdre
Natural sitesCirque de Gavarnie


Gavarnie Festival in July, on the plateau of Courade facing cirque Gavarnie. Actors, musicians, dancers, fencers, riders and acrobats make you live a powerful and epic spectacle in a majestic natural setting! Enquiries +33 5 62 92 49 10.


  • Climbing gym:
  • 350 sqm of climbing walls, over 18 meters high, numerous routes to suit all levels.
  • From 10 July to 20 August: Open every day from 9h to 19h. Tuesday to 21h. The rest of the year: Open Monday to Saturday from 9am to 12pm and 14pm to 18pm. Tuesday to 21h.
  • Access autonomy, with its own equipment for experienced people. On site, ropes and slings only. No rental equipment (can be rented at the sports shops on Gavarnie).
  • Information: Tel. : 33 (0) 5 62 92 35 25.
  • Pool:
  • Two outdoor pools south including one for children.
  • From June 27 to August: Open every day from 10h to 18h30.
  • Information: Tel. : 33 (0) 5 62 92 49 61.
  • Ice Skating (indoor):
  • Opening: June: weekends only. From June 29 to August: daily from 10am to 18:30. December-January-March: Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 15h to 18h. Saturday night from 20:30 to 22:30. Christmas and winter holidays: Every day from 14h to 18h30. Night on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 20:30 to 22:30.
  • Information: Tel. 33 (0) 5 62 92 49 61.
  • Bobsleigh:
  • Like skiing, the thrill! Come slide down the toboggan run summer and winter at full speed (700 m descent).
  • Opening: July-August: Open every day from 10h to 12h and from 14h to 19h.
  • Information: Tel. : 33 (0) 5 62 92 48 54.
  • Playground / Picnic area games, swings ... a land of laughs for your little ones. Opposite the town hall of Gèdre, free access, under the supervision of parents.
  • Tennis:
  • A tennis court (surcharge) is available in Gèdre all day in front of the rink.
  • Come and collect the keys to the Tourist Office Gèdre.
  • Information: Tel. : 33 (0) 5 62 92 48 05.


Circus Gavarnie (© JE)Circus Gavarnie (© JE)
Circus Gavarnie (© JE)Circus Gavarnie (© JE)
Circus Gavarnie (© JE)Circus Gavarnie (© JE)
Path circus (© JE)Path circus (© JE)
Circus Gavarnie in March (© JE)Circus Gavarnie in March (© JE)
Circus Gavarnie (© JE)Circus Gavarnie (© JE)
Cirque yet glacierized in March (© JE)Cirque yet glacierized in March (© JE)
Vallée de Gavarnie view of sentier des cascades (© JE)Vallée de Gavarnie view of sentier des cascades (© JE)
Lac des Espécières at the Col de Boucharo (© JE)Lac des Espécières at the Col de Boucharo (© JE)
Lac des Espécières at the Col de Boucharo (© JE)Lac des Espécières at the Col de Boucharo (© JE)
Barrage d ' Ossoue (© JE)Barrage d ' Ossoue (© JE)
Input Valley Ossoue (© JE)Input Valley Ossoue (© JE)
Valley and Lake Ossoue seen from above the waterfall (© JE)Valley and Lake Ossoue seen from above the waterfall (© JE)



This gigantic natural amphitheatre is classified both as a Great National Site of France and a UNESCO World Heritage Site
A paradise for walkers
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French cuisine restaurantLa breche de roland  
Seventeenth century house catering mountHouse seventeenth century mountain restaurant, which today is a hotel restaurant logis de france in the small village at the crossroads of Gèdre...
Located 6.6 km from GavarnieFrom 20 € to 35 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantHôtel- Restaurant le Montaigu   NEW
In a warm and genuine discover the refined cuisine of Jean- Paul Abadie pays tribute to his land by developing its food products Midi- Pyrenees.
Located 15.7 km from Gavarnie25 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantL'Auberge du Lienz 'Chez Louisette'  
Open all year The Auberge Chez Louisette welcomes you in a warm and friendly atmosphere. In winter you can enjoy gourmet cuisine with strong regional accents. In summer you will find...
Located 15.7 km from Gavarnie33 € per person 

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House with 6 bedroomsLa Maisonnée    
Anne and Christophe welcome you all year in an old building renovated for the comfort of all. The cottage is situated on the road to Luz-Ardiden, nestled in the heart of a small village...
Located 16.9 km from Gavarnie68 € the double room 
Apartment with 3 bedroomsLa munia  
3 bedrooms with mezzanines quiet along the Gave welcomes you deserve a rest after some nice walks in our area. Opportunity to dine at the breakfast table.
Located 17.8 km from Gavarnie44 € the double room 
House with 5 bedroomsMaison lassalle-cazaux    
At the foot of picdu noon in the ski resort of Tourmalet, guest rooms classified 2 ears Gites de France in a house located 2 minutes from the spa. Come and enjoy the joys of skiing...
Located 19.4 km from GavarnieFrom 46 € to 65 € the double room 

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Farm for 8 personsGranges de Trabés ***  
Holiday house accommodation at Gavarnie Gèdre - Cottage, character farm in wood, stone - gîte de France with 2 bedrooms for 6 to 8 people. Accommodation opposite the Cirque de Gavarnie....
Located in GavarnieFrom 510 € to 900 € per week 
House for 8 personsProche gavarnie
House, classified Clévacances 3 Keys 3 *, up to 8 /9 people. Located 8 km from Gavarnie, a World Heritage Site by unesco, you will find Gèdre (1000 m altitude) all the amenities of...
Located 6.5 km from GavarnieFrom 400 € to 650 € per week 
House for 8 personsLocation Gîte de France Gavarnie Gèdre  
House located in the hamlet of Gèdre over 1.4 km of Gèdre. Splendid view of the surrounding peaks. Terraces, balconies, open garden with garden furniture and barbecue. The area on the...
Located 6.8 km from GavarnieFrom 520 € to 900 € per week 

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54 places over 1,5 haLe Pain de Sucre    
Facing the majestic Cirque de Gavarnie (Natural & Cultural Heritage list by unesco), close to the Pyrenees National Park, in a quiet and restful. Environment exclusively dedicated to...
Located in GavarnieFrom 11.25 € to 14 € per day 
100 places over 2 haCamping Cabaliros    
Stéphanie, Frédéric and thier children welcome you to their 2 star campsite, in Cauterets in the Hautes-Pyrénées, on one of the 100 spaces or in mobile home accommodation, for a relaxing,...
Located 21 km from GavarnieFrom 13.80 € to 15.20 € per day 
66 places over 3 haCamping Pyrénées Natura    
On the camping Pyrenees Natura, Virginia and Hervé welcome you to the heart of the mountains on large sites for tents and caravans, camper pitches and rental of mobile home. Many on-site...
Located 27 km from GavarnieFrom 17.60 € to 26.80 € per day 

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Hôtel Vignemale - Hotel in GavarnieHôtel Vignemale    
Situated opposite the Gavarnie Falls, the highest waterfall of Europe, in the centre of the Pyrenees National Park, the hotel welcomes you in the picturesque Hautes-Pyrénées region....
Located in Gavarnie
Hotel des Cimes - Hotel in GavarnieHotel des Cimes     
Set within the Pyrénées National Park, Hotel des Cimes is 3.5 km from the famous glacial amphitheatre of Cirque de Gavarnie. It features an on-site restaurant with terrace and free...
Located in GavarnieRoom from 61 €
Le Marboré - Hotel in GavarnieLe Marboré     
The hotel Marboré is located in the remote village of Gavarnie, in the heart of the Pyrénées National Park. Each guest room has a private bathroom, TV and free Wi-Fi. Le Marboré restaurant...
Located in Gavarnie

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Domaine du Val de Roland
Set in the Pyrenees National Park, this residence is a 5-minute walk from the spa resort Luz Saint Sauveur. It features a wellness centre with a swimming...
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