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Location address: France, Midi-Pyrénées, Gavarnie
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The Circus of Gavarnie is one of the wonders of nature, located in Gascon, in the area of Gavarnia. It is a natural glacial cirque created by glacial erosion. It was ranked in 1997 as World Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.
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The Cirque de Gavarnie was recognized by many as a grand place. Victor Hugo and Gustave Flaubert, known for his “Madame Bovary”, were great admirers of this place. In 1997 UNESCO recognized this spot as a World Heritage.
The Cirque de Gavarnie contains also the 423 meter high Cascade de Gavarnie. Victor Hugo said about this place: “The most mysterious architecture of the most mysterious architect, the colosseum of nature’.
The Cirque de Gavarnie is a famous example of a cirque in the central Pyrenees. The cirque is 800m wide (on the deepest point) and about 3000m wide at the top. Major features of the cirque are La Brèche de Roland and Gavarnie Falls.
The Cirque de Gavarnie is a cirque in the central Pyrenees, in south-western France. The cirque is 800 m wide (on the deepest point) and about 3000 m wide at the top. It is located within the commune of Gavarnie, the department of Hautes-Pyrénées, and the Pyrenees National Park.
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