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Hautes-Pyrénées

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HautesPyrnes game quiz
"Brush up your French, dust off your bikes, and come for a Pyrenean tour around the breathtaking scenery of this part of France."

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  



1. The Hautes-Pyrenees contain a number of "Cirques", the French word for Circus. This is where the valley ends with a large mountainous amphitheatre-like wall, often with several waterfalls cascading over the top. Which Cirque, one of the most popular and accessible in the region, contains the highest waterfall in France?
    Estaube
    Lys
    Gavarnie
    Lescun


2. Whilst enjoying the scenery at the less commercialised Cirque de Troumouse, you are quite likely to see, and most certainly hear the sharp whistles made by, these Pyrenean rodents. Name them.
    Izards
    Desmans
    Ptarmigans
    Marmots


3. Lourdes, famous for the visions seen by Bernadette Soubirous, also has other attractions to offer visitors. There is the 1000 year old and never defeated fortress called Lourdes Castle. Which of these will you NOT see at the castle?
    Museum
    Moat
    Model Village
    Drawbridge


4. Pont d'Espagne is an area of waterfalls and pine trees. From Pont d'Espagne you can follow the footpaths alongside the cascades or take the cable car up to Lake Gaube at 1725m. Imposing mountains form a backdrop to this lake, including the highest of the French mountains in the Pyrenees. What is the name of this mountain?
    Jorasses
    Pic d'Aneto
    Mont Blanc
    Pic de Gran Vignemale


5. At a height of 2877m and dominating the northern edge of the central Pyrenees is which mountain, famous for its astronomical observatory?
    Pic d'Aneto
    Pic du Midi de Bigorre
    Mont Perdu
    Pic du Taillon


6. The chief town in the Hautes-Pyrenees is Tarbes. What is the name of the river which flows through the town?
    Adour
    Meuse
    Moder
    Seine


7. Luz St Sauveur is a small town which became a favorite spa destination for Emperor Napoleon III and his wife. Which Empress?
    Marie-Joseph
    Josephine
    Eugenie
    Marie-Louise


8. Ready for a climb? The highest road in the central Pyrenees is the Col du Tourmalet. This road is often used as a climbing stage on which well known French cycle race?
    Tour de l'aude Cycliste
    Tour de France
    Criterium du Dauphine Libere
    Chrono des Nations


9. For a change we'll go underground. The Grottes de Betheram is an extensive network of caves with limestone deposits and waterfalls. A tour lasts about one hour twenty minutes, during which time you will encounter a number of different of modes of transport. Which will you NOT find?
    Coach
    Train
    Boat
    Travelator


10. What Spanish region is directly to the south of Hautes-Pyrenees department of France (i.e. the other side of the mountains)?
    Castille
    Galicia
    Catalonia
    Aragon


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Compiled Jun 28 12