Fodor's Expert Review Hôtel du Cirque

$ Gavarnie French Fodor's Choice

With its legendary views of the Cirque de Gavarnie, this spot, which opened at the head of the valley in 1848, is well worth the one-hour hike up from the village. Despite its name, the hôtel is a restaurant, but not just any old one: the garbure here is as delicious as the view is grand; the eighth-generation owner claims his recipe, using water from the Cirque and cocos de Tarbes, or haricots tarbais (Tarbes broad beans), is unique.

French Green Historical Views Casual Lunch $ Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

Gavarnie, Occitania  65120, France

05–62–92–48–02

Known For:
  • Unique recipe for garbure
  • Setting in a magnificent mountain village
  • Requiring a hike to get there
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Nov.–May

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