The Pyrenees is the mountain range that separates France from Spain. The mountains were formed by the gradual collision of the Iberian Peninsula with Europe between 100 and 150 million years ago. You can read more about the Pyrenees here. We made day trips in the area to Somport Pass, the Cirque of Gavarnie, Lac du Gaube (Gaube Lake) and the Pont d’Espana, the town of Luz-St. Saveur and a few other places.

We were impressed with the amount of water in the rivers and lakes. The Pyrenees has many, many waterfalls and here are a couple of videos of the falls on the Marcadau river above the town of Cauterets.

Middle Cerisey Falls

Lower Cerisey Falls

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© Tom Lebsack 2019