Gavarnie Falls

Local nameLa Grande Cascade
LocationGavarnie, France

The Gavarnie Falls is a tiered waterfall in France. With its overall drop of 422 metres, it is the highest waterfall in mainland France. The falls are situated in the Cirque de Gavarnie, near the village Gavarnie in the Hautes-Pyrénées.

The waterfall is the beginning of the Gave de Pau stream. It is fed by a melting snow and a small glacier, located in Spain. This water seeps underground until it appears at the upper rim of waterfall. The average annual flow in the waterfall is 3 m3/s. In summer, when the snowmelt is most intense, it can reach up to 200 m3/s. In winter it sometimes freezes and stops flowing.

The waterfall has 2 - 3 steps; the height of the tallest drop is 281 m.

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More information and contact


Address 65120, France

Coordinates 42°41'35.774" N -0°0'16.271" E

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