Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Hautes-Pyrénées
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Located in the Pyrenees National Park at an altitude of around 2,100 metres, the glacial cirque of Troumouse is surrounded by high mountain walls and measures 4 km in diameter! This outstanding place is accessible by car from the hamlet of Héas, in the commune of Gèdre, via a road with a tollgate. From the final car park, a great 1-hour return walk takes visitors up to a viewpoint where a statue of the Virgin Mary is located. From this central point in the cirque, the panoramic view of the whole site is exceptional and the colours magnificent!
The circus Troumouse might as well have to figure in the world by the end of the wall it represents. This protective wall around a circle of 4 km in diameter. It stands in its highest peak, the peak Munia at 3133 meters. This is accompanied by the Soum des Salettes (2976 m), the peak of Aguillous (2851 m), peak Gerbats (2904 m), the peak of Troumouse (3085 m), the Pene Blanque (2905 m), Soum Port Bieil (2596 m) peaks Estaubé (2810 m) and the Montferrant Tuque (2639 m).
Inside the circus, grasslands traversed by brooks flowing into Lake Aires. The herd of cows and sheep are scattered inside. The barrier is impassable and the shepherd can be reassured, their cattle will not escape. By cons, it will have to be wary of storms and pests lightning.