The Pyrenees mountain range forms a border between France and Spain, and offers many miles of hiking trails, stunning mountain views, ski resorts and family fun. At the foot of the mountains, families can enjoy the Beach of La Concha with its white sand, clear waters, restaurants and shops. The Grandvalira mountain resort offers skiing and winter sports. Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park is a World Heritage Site among the mountains, and the Cirque de Gavarnie offers a massive natural amphitheatre with many hiking trails.

The Cathedral of Girona offers staggering architecture and one of the world’s widest Gothic naves. The Dalí Theatre-Museum is an art museum created by the surrealist artist Salvador Dalí. At the San Telmo Museum, you can explore Basque ethnography and history. The Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes is a sacred pilgrimage site reputed to have healing powers. For more unusual exploration, Museo Cristóbal Balenciaga offers a look at the history of high fashion.

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