Welcome to The Pyrenees
Spiking the skyline for 430km along the Franco-Spanish border, the snow-dusted Pyrenees offer a glimpse of France’s wilder side. This serrated chain of peaks contains some of the country's most pristine landscapes and rarest wildlife, including endangered species such as the griffon vulture, izard (a type of mountain goat) and brown bear. Since 1967, 457 sq km has been protected as the Parc National des Pyrénées, ensuring its valleys, tarns and mountain pastures are preserved for future generations.
Highlights in The Pyrenees
Experience The Pyrenees
Writer Robbie Griffiths hiked the Tour du Canigou, a little known circuit of a spectacular Catalan mountain in the French Pyrenees.