Pyrenees National Park

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The Pyrenees National Park was created on 23rd March 1967 after several years of impassioned discussions.
Since 2013, it has implemented the actions of the charter which was defined jointly by different players within the territory and approved by the municipalities.

Heritage

The National Park stretches over more than 100 kilometers between the high valleys of Aure and Aspe, along the border with Spain. A genuine climatic barrier, its oceanic influence explains the green aspect of the landscapes, and the profusion of lakes and waterfalls. Vignemale, the highest summit of the French Pyrenees, culminates at 3298 meters.
The National park serves as a zone of refuge for many species: isards, bears, bearded gypaetus…
In 2014, it reintroduced the first Iberian ibexes, an ancestral species which had disappeared for more than a century from the French slopes and since 2000 from the Spanish Pyrenees.The diversity of flowers is also exceptional. The National Park welcomes tourists of all kinds. The houses of the National Park as well as several guided tour paths are labelled “Tourism and Handicap” for the four handicaps.

Carte du Parc national des Pyrénées

The national park in a nutshell

Pyrenees National Park
2 rue du IV septembre
BP736
65007 Tarbes
Tél. :+33(0)5 62 54 16 40

Chiffres clés

Date of creation

23rd March 1967

Location

Aquitaine and Midi-Pyrénées Regions in the Hautes-Pyrénées department(65) and the Pyrénées-Atlantique department (64).

Heart of the national park

45 700 ha

Additional surface

130 000 ha