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Col Du Pourtalet
France

The Col du Portalet marks the top of the Pyrenean pass between the Vallée d'Ossau in France to the north and the Vallée de Tena in Spain to the south.

This stunning location is generally snow-covered between October and May, but during the summer months offers outstanding hiking and views.

Copyright: Tom hurley
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Chargée: 27/08/2010
Mis à jour: 09/11/2012
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Tags: vallée de tena; vallée d'ossau; col du pourtalet; el portalet; border; checkpoint; bullet; road; france; spain; pyrenees
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