Grand Hotel Vignemale

Chemin du Cirque, Gavarnie, Midi-Pyrénées, 65120, France | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Gavarnie

AVALANCHE!

A travel blog entry by tc-mike-travels

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Wednesday May 18, 2011 GAVARNIE and the HAUTS PYRENNEES

A little bit of shopping, and we are off to the Hauts Pyrennes! More back roads, but now the Basque villages are beginning to disappear, and we are climbing. More and more forests, up over mountain crests, back down into valleys, and then back up again.

One memorable road …

Boltana to Torla

A travel blog entry by heatherandjohn

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... were warned by some Spanish walkers that the path ahead was too dangerous to continue along. We thanked them but carried on walking as far as we could. The danger point was a wide patch of snow that was too steep to try and traverse. We stopped for lunch and admired the amazing view of one of Spain’s highest waterfalls, the Cascada de Cotatuero at over 200m high.

We retraced our steps and savoured our last views of the Spanish Pyrenees for tomorrow we head to ...

Espot to Boltana

A travel blog entry by heatherandjohn

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... by some of the HGV’s we had seen coming through Vielha. At one point we came nose to nose with one such vehicle as it emerged from a tunnel round a blind bend. John had to contend with being sandwiched between two HGV’s coming down a steep mountain road with no places to pass or pull over. What made it worse was that it was coming up to 2pm. In Spain everyone stops for lunch at this time so just before 2 pm is the worst time to be on the road as ...

Three years and the Final Project

A travel blog entry by jackospades

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... Tour de France, with the same build up of excitement as there is in the UK for the Grand Depart. The Col has been cleared of snow and every day the number of cyclists and motor bikers increases. The road down to Baréges is not open yet because they are tarcmacing there too and continuing to repair the roads after last year’s terrible floods and landslides. Next Saturday the Geant, the huge silver model of the first cyclists to complete the Col ...

A day of highs and lows but lots to think about

A travel blog entry by mistere

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... it on the internet, I wondered if I should've practiced. I followed the advice and it was relatively easy to pick up. There was only a slight scratch to the crash bars (which had served their purpose) so I was actually pleased I managed it so easily. Small blessings come in many ways.

My first stop took me to Condom (yeah, Condom). I only went there coz I thought it would ...

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This hotel, located on Chemin du Cirque, Gavarnie, is near Mount Perdu.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsGrand Hotel Vignemale Gavarnie

    Reviewed by tc-mike-travels

    beautiful

    Reviewed May 18, 2011
    by (24 reviews) San Mateo , United States Flag of United States

    warm wlecome...beautiful old building...staff is eager to please....BEAUTIFUL spot...

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Grand Hotel Vignemale Gavarnie

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent