Brèche de Roland

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Brèche de Roland

(brĕsh də rôläN`), 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.