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Parc National des Pyrénées

Sprawling for 100km across the Franco-Spanish border, the Parc National des Pyrénées conceals some of the last pockets of true wilderness left in France. In partnership with the 156-sq-km Parque Nacional de Ordesa y Monte Perdido, on the Spanish side of the border, this mountain landscape is a haven for rare flora and fauna, and remains fiercely proud of its culture and heritage: traditional hill-farming and shepherding are still practised here in much the same way as they were a century ago.

Within the park’s boundaries are the highest peaks in southwest France, including the loftiest of all, Vignemale (3298m).

Top attractions

These are our favorite local haunts, touristy spots, and hidden gems throughout Parc National des Pyrénées.