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Another dramatic sight is 12 km (7 mi) west of the village of Gavarnie. Take D921 up to the Col de Boucharo, where you can park and walk five hours up to the Brèche de Roland glacier (you cross it during the last two hours of the hike). For a taste of mountain life, have lunch high up at the Club Alpin Français's Refuge de Sarradets ou de la Brèche. This is a serious climb, only feasible from mid-June to mid-September, for which you need (at least) good hiking shoes and sound physical conditioning. Crampons and ice axes are available for rent in Gavarnie.

Gavarnie Tourist Office. Check with the Gavarnie Tourist Office for weather reports and for information about guided tours. Pl. de la Bergère, 65120. 05–62–92–49–10.

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  • Address: Gavarnie, 65188
  • Location: Gavarnie
Updated: 02-20-2013

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