Pyrénées National Park

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Parc national des Pyrénées
IUCN category II (national park)
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Pic du Midi d'Ossau.
Map showing the location of Parc national des Pyrénées
Map showing the location of Parc national des Pyrénées
Location Pyrenees, France
Coordinates 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
Established 1967

The Pyrénées National Park (French: Parc national des Pyrénées[1]) is a national park located within the French départements of Hautes-Pyrénées and Pyrénées-Atlantiques.[citation needed]


Pyrénées National Park, here on the foothills of the Aspe Valley, on the border between France and Spain.

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.[2]

The park was created in 1967 as a natural heritage site without barriers or fences where animals are totally free.[3] Devoted to preserving biodiversity and landscapes, as well as studying wildlife and plant species, the park is home to 70 different species of animals.[4]

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.[5] The park also borders on the Lacs de Carnau.[citation needed]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Le Parc national des Pyrénées (2014). Le Parc national des Pyrénées, un établissement public. Retrieved on 2014-04-19 from
  2. ^ Pyrenees National Park (Parc National des Pyrenees). Trip Advisor. Retrieved on 2008-02-02 from
  3. ^ Pyrénées National Park website. Retrieved on February 2, 2008
  4. ^ Discovering Pyrenees National Park. Official Web site. Retrieved on 2008-02-02 from
  5. ^ "Pyrenees-Mont Perdu". United Nations Environment Program - World Conservation Monitoring Centre. January 2000. Archived from the original on 2008-07-18. Retrieved 2008-08-12. 

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