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Hike to France's Highest Waterfall Gavarnie  France

Hike to France's Highest Waterfall

This is a rub-your-eyes-and-look-again sort of place. France's highest waterfall is absolutely spellbinding, cascading into a natural bowl-shaped rock formation called the "Cirque de Gavarnie" in the Hautes-Pyrénées.

Hiking to it can be as easy (along a wide gravel path) or difficult (up along the surrounding mountains) as you choose – but note that on a pretty summer day, you won't be the only one trying to get there, no matter which trail you take. Spend the night in a hotel in the quaint village of Gavarnie, then get an early start to beat the crowds.