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Gavarnie

(gävärnē`), village (1993 est. pop. 177), Hautes-Pyrénées dept., SW France, in the central Pyrenees. Nearby are a celebrated waterfall, 1,385 ft (422 m) high, and a gigantic natural amphitheater, the Cirque de Gavarnie. The amphitheater rises in concentric levels from an altitude of c.5,740 ft (1,750 m) and is enclosed by crests reaching altitudes of more than 9,000 ft (2,743 m). The famous Brèche de RolandBrèche de Roland
, narrow gorge (alt. 9,200 ft/2,804 m), Hautes-Pyrénées dept., SW France, in the Pyrenees. It leads into the Cirque de Gavarnie, a natural amphitheater. According to legend, Roland, one of Charlemagne's knights, created the breach with his sword.
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 gorge is a cleft in one of the crests.
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