The Gorges of Kakuetta

Sep 14th, 2014, 09:56 AM
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The Gorges of Kakuetta

I'm pretty well known for posting reports about unknown parts of Paris, but I thought that for once I would post a report about an unknown part of France.

The gorges of Kakuetta (it's a Basque name) are in the Pyrénées 80 km from Pau, which is the closest big city. It is a truly extraordinary site because it gives you the total experience of a tropical rain forest without being anywhere near the tropics. You need to have hiking shoes or at least sneakers/tennis shoes/trainers because there are parts of the terrain that can be quite uneven and slippery. The ticket office even sells walking sticks, and they are probably a good investment even though I didn't buy one.

Anyway, this place is still more or less "confidential" so if you really want to see something that just about nobody else ever gets to see, I highly recommend the trip.

Here is the photo report that I made: http://tinyurl.com/kakuetta
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Sep 14th, 2014, 02:56 PM
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Kerouac...among your finest works. Bravo.
Being in the viciny of Pau a few years ago, I'm just sorry to have missed rhis phenom!
Thank you!!
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Sep 14th, 2014, 03:50 PM
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Great pics Kerouac, I love walking trails and this one looks like a winner. Thanks for posting.
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Sep 15th, 2014, 06:42 AM
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This looks like someplace special.
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Sep 15th, 2014, 11:26 AM
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Absolutely amazing! Thanks so much for posting.
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Sep 17th, 2014, 11:09 AM
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Beautiful. Thank you for sharing your experience.
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Sep 17th, 2014, 11:35 AM
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I'm not even sure if I would like a lot of you to actually go there yourselves. There seemed to be plenty of people even out of season, but it is such a spectacular place that I could absolutely not refrain from showing it to everybody.
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