Col du Pourtalet

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Col du Pourtalet
Ancien poste frontière au col du Pourtalet (côté espagnol).jpg
The disused frontier post in April 2011
Elevation 1,794 m (5,886 ft)
Location Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Huesca,
Laruns, Pyrénées-Atlantiques,
Range Pyrenees
Coordinates 42°48′19″N 0°25′07″W / 42.805140°N 0.418670°W / 42.805140; -0.418670Coordinates: 42°48′19″N 0°25′07″W / 42.805140°N 0.418670°W / 42.805140; -0.418670
Col du Pourtalet is located in Pyrenees
Col du Pourtalet
Location of Col du Pourtalet

The Col du Pourtalet, El Portalet or Portalet d'Aneu is a mountain pass and border crossing in the Pyrenees, between France and Spain. The pass reaches an elevation of 1,794 m (5,886 ft), and links the Ossau and Tena valleys.

The road across the pass is known as the A-136 on the Spanish side, and links to Biescas and Huesca. On the French side the D934 road connects the pass to the towns of Laruns, Oloron-Sainte-Marie and Pau. The pass is usually closed by snow from late October to late May.

The French side of the pass falls within the commune of Laruns in the département of Pyrénées-Atlantiques, whilst the Spanish side is within the municipality of Sallent de Gállego within the province of Huesca.

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