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Auteurs :
Fort, Monique

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Surrounded by peaks at height more than 3,000 m, the Gavarnie cirque forms, with two other cirques and the adjacent Spanish canyons, an exceptional landscape recognised in 1997 as a UNESCO World Heritage site for both its natural and cultural values. It is an outstanding geomorphosite straddling the Central Pyrenees, famous for its 1,500-m-high limestone amphitheatre, its waterfalls, and the Brèche de Roland. It results from a long evolution, including the formation of the Pyrenean range, the development of Quaternary glaciers, and a long history of human occupation and exchanges across the French/ Spanish border. It has always been an inspiring place for many artists and is much appreciated by tourists and climbers.

Mots-clés :
Calcareous cirque - Thrust nappes - Pyrenean glaciation - Waterfalls - [SHS.GEO] Humanities and Social Sciences/Geography

Editeur :
HAL CCSD, Springer Science+Business Media

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Type de document :
info:eu-repo/semantics/bookPart, Book sections

Source :
Landscapes and landforms of France, World geomorphological landscapes;; Landscapes and landforms of France, World geomorphological landscapes, Springer Science+Business Media, pp.115-126, 2013

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Contributeurs :
Pôle de recherche pour l'organisation et la diffusion de l'information géographique (PRODIG) ; Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (UP1) - Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD) - École pratique des hautes études (EPHE) - Université Paris-Sorbonne (UP4) - Université Paris Diderot - Paris 7 (UPD7) - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)

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