Landolia, a World of Photos
Latest Photos of the World in RSS feed
Sign In

France, Spain, Pyrénées - Mont Perdu

 Posted by , last edited on November 05, 2013 at 11:18:40

Location France: Midi-Pyrénées Region, Hautes-Pyrénées Déparetment; 1999 Extension: Commune of Gèdre
Spain: Autonomous Community of Aragón, Province of Huesca, Communes of Torla, Fanlo, Tella-Sin, Puértolas, Bielsa, and Broto
Coordinates N42 41 7.512 E0 0 1.8
Property 30,639 ha
Date of Inscription 1997

Brief Description (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/773 )

This outstanding mountain landscape, which spans the contemporary national borders of France and Spain, is centred around the peak of Mount Perdu, a calcareous massif that rises to 3,352 m. The site, with a total area of 30,639 ha, includes two of Europe's largest and deepest canyons on the Spanish side and three major cirque walls on the more abrupt northern slopes with France, classic presentations of these geological landforms. The site is also a pastoral landscape reflecting an agricultural way of life that was once widespread in the upland regions of Europe but now survives only in this part of the Pyrénées. Thus it provides exceptional insights into past European society through its landscape of villages, farms, fields, upland pastures and mountain roads.

Photos from Landolia

North slope, Mont Perdu

More photos and localization on interactive Google Map

About Simon Laroche
Simon Laroche on Google+
Simon Laroche on Twitter
Simon Laroche on Facebook
Simon Laroche on Pinterest
Simon Laroche on LinkedIn
: Coder, Designer, Webmaster and Expert SEO Consulting, Simon Laroche is also a wise traveller and an avid amateur photographer. He created the website Landolia and many others...

Leave a comments

Your Name or Pseudo
Your Email (not displayed)

Latest pages

Recent activity