Gavarnie Festival: Dracula

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"Dracula Prince of Darkness" - open-air theatre in Gavarnie


As the sun finally sets behind the ridge, the Cirque de Gavarnie takes on a whole new dimension, a quietness settles over the plain, the gathering dusk evokes the spirit of the Carpathian mountains with their gypsy ambience, where horse drawn carriages dash through the moonlight... The character of the immortal vampire Dracula with his supernatural powers, but also his romantic side, is troubling, fascinating... A rustle in the bushes, an unexpected noise, a furtive apparition... suspense and fear are on the programme!

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From 115 € /person Based on 2 persons

  • 2 days/1 night in a 3 star hotel, half board
  • 1 ticket to the Gavarnie Festival for the show 'Dracula Prince of Darkness'

Contact Sabine
to book this holiday package or receive informations

By mail By phone 33 (0)5 62 56 70 00

The strengths

  • A spectacular open-air setting
  • Beneath the majestic Cirque de Gavarnie, a World Heritage site
  • Return to Gavarnie village by the light of flaming torches

Day 1

Arrival and settle into your hotel.
Dinner followed by an evening at the festival for 'Dracula Prince of Darkness'. The show takes place on the Courade plateau beneath the Cirque de Gavarnie, it is an easy 30 minute walk from the village. The panorama is fabulous. One returns to the village by the light of flaming torches, a superb and atmospheric way to end an unforgettable evening . And there will still be time for a nightcap on the terrace of your hotel.

Day 2

Breakfast and departure from your hotel.

Modern and cosy hotel

Your hotel is located in Gedre, the village from which the three prestigious 'Cirques' of Gavarnie, Troumouse and Estaube are reached. From the terrace there is a splendid view over the Breche de Roland. You are at the entry point to the National Park and the World Heritage site of 'Pyrenees, Mont Perdu, land of Cirques and Canyons'. Your hosts, Odile and Philippe offer a very warm welcome in their family run hotel, the building dates from the 17th century. Their restaurant proposes a range of typically Pyrenean dishes such as Garbure, Porc Noir de Bigorre, AOC Bareges Gavarnie lamb, the surprising Gateau a la Broche. A festival of flavours to be enjoyed with a glass or two of Madiran or Pacherenc...

Your hotel:

Has 25 bedrooms (with 3 offering disabled access), a restaurant, bar, lounge, a panoramic terrace.

Your double bedroom:

160 cms double bed or 2 single beds (90 cms)
Bathroom with shower and toilet

The Cirque de Gavarnie, a World Heritage site

The most famous and the most spectacular natural cirque...
50 million years ago in the Pyrenees water and glacial erosion created a number of natural ‘cirques’ with a remarkable perfection. Gavarnie is the most famous and the most spectacular. With 16 summits of over 3000 metres and the highest waterfall in Europe it possesses a magnificent beauty.
The natural spectacle it offers is remarkable. This once hidden area «resembles nothing that is found anywhere else» wrote Victor Hugo. Adjoining the great canyons of Aragon in Spain it is part of the «Gavarnie - Mont Perdu» World Heritage site.

Access to the Cirque de Gavarnie. Classed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site Gavarnie is the most famous natural arena in the world. From Gavarnie village the view to the Cirque is breathtaking. An easy footpath which can be followed on foot or horseback leads to the Hotellerie at the Cirque, at the foot of the walls which reach over 3000m and close to the Grande Cascade, the waterfall has a drop of 432 metres.
Access to the Cirque de Troumouse. Gavarnie’s neighbour, adjoining Mont Perdu, Troumouse is equally a UNESCO World Heritage site. Having a diameter of 6 km Troumouse is the largest. The statue of the virgin which dominates the Cirque offers an easy walk and gives a fine perspective over the Cirque.
Visit to Millaris. The Cirques Information centre. This information centre and museum offers a complete panoramic history of the glaciated Cirques of Gavarnie, Troumouse and Estaubé : a discovery of mythical landscapes, the importance of water, agriculture, pastoralism, and also the World Heritage Sites.

  • From 115 € /person -
  • Based on 2 persons

The price includes

1 night in a 3 star hotel, half board - 1 ticket to the Gavarnie Festival for the show 'Dracula Prince of Darkness' - Local taxes - Booking fee.

The price does not include

Insurances - Drinks - Personal expenses.


Summer 2017
From 25th July to 6th August

A suggestion for an easy walk to the highest waterfall in Europe:

From the village follow the wide waymarked pathway which leads to the cafe at the base of the Cirque. Once there look up and admire the sheer walls of the Cirque which rise to over 3000 metres, it is of such an imposing scale. Continue towards the great waterfall, it has a drop of 432 metres, and feel the spray. Take a pause at the cafe on the way back and really soak up the atmosphere of this remarkable place.

Nature's Wonders:

Head off to discover the remarkable cirques of Gavarnie, Troumouse and Estaube, three glaciated cirques shaped to a rare perfection, all are World heritage sites. The keen walker will want to reach the astonishing Breche de Roland, a gap in the frontier wall of 40 metres wide and 100 metres high, it is a favoured crossing point into Spain. Legend has it that it was created by Roland, the nephew of Charlemagne, with a blow from his mighty sword Durandal.