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Pyrenees National Park

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Pyrenees National Park

Parc National des Pyrénées
Pic du Midi d'Ossau.
Location Pyrenees, France

42°49′39″N 0°10′33″W / 42.82750°N 0.17583°W / 42.82750; -0.17583Coordinates: 42°49′39″N 0°10′33″W / 42.82750°N 0.17583°W / 42.82750; -0.17583

The Pyrénées National Park (French: Parc National des Pyrénées) is a national park located within the French départements of Hautes-Pyrénées and Pyrénées-Atlantiques.

Located along the border of France and Spain is a scenic and mountainous landscape offering a variety of outdoor activities including hiking, skiing, mountain climbing and observing wildlife.[1]

According to the Pyrénées National Park website, the park, created in 1967, is a natural heritage without barriers or fences where animals are totally free.[2] Devoted to preserving biodiversity and landscapes, studying wildlife and plant species, the park is home to 70 different species of animals.[3]

The eastern portion of the national park forms part of the French section of the Pyrénées - Mont Perdu World Heritage Site that straddles the border between France and Spain.[4] The park also borders on the Lacs de Carnau.

See also


External links

  • Official site of the Parc national des Pyrénées.

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