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 kept open in the winter, but in case of heavy snowfall may be closed for a couple of days.

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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