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Close to Heaven

For most of the nineteenth century the upper Pyrenees was a great unexplored wilderness and Mont... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2016
DCHPORTVENDRES
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Clogheen, Ireland
Enchanting and dramatic, but allow time for hiking

The hikes are 2 to 4 hours round trip so you need to allow for this, as the drive up ends at the... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2014
Jay P
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22 Jun 2016
“Close to Heaven”
28 Jun 2014
“Enchanting and dramatic, but allow time for hiking”
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Reviewed 22 June 2016

For most of the nineteenth century the upper Pyrenees was a great unexplored wilderness and Mont Perdue in particular was a legendary, mysterious peak. An eccentric Irish Count, Henry Russell, was fascinated by the mountain and was one of the first explorers to conquer the...More

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Reviewed 29 June 2014 via mobile

The hikes are 2 to 4 hours round trip so you need to allow for this, as the drive up ends at the hiking trails. There's an easy gradient that passes two stunning waterfalls, and you can return via the second falls steps though they...More

1  Thank Jay P
Reviewed 17 September 2012

We were driving from Lourdes to Andorra. Instead of going through French highway system, we opted to take mountain roads. To be honest, it was hectic to drive through for 6 hours (including some needy stops) instead of 3 1/2 hours. it was only after...More

3  Thank Normadroaming
Reviewed 5 November 2009

The view from the village of Gavarnie was spectacular, but the hike to the base of the falls was breathtaking. The Cirque becomes more and more grand the further you travel inside. I visited here 31 Oct 2009, and the colors of the trees seemed...More

6  Thank llmscoach
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