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Peaceful mountains and local songs: Discovering France's Pyrenees

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Surrounded by 16 peaks, the cirque de Gavarnie is a must-see for lovers of hiking. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, it's one of the natural wonders of France's Pyrenees. Philippe loves these mountains and spends all his time here. He appreciates the peace and quiet that nature offers. Philippe is also the manager of one of the region's hostels, where he welcomes passing hikers. Next door, we meet farmer Pascal and his flock of sheep. 

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Meanwhile, each week, the parish priest Father Paul takes out his guitar to accompany local singers called les Pastous, who perform Pyrenean songs. Created in 1979, the group are instantly recognisable by their black berets. Sometimes at weekends, the group go out to perform. An opportunity for Father Paul to change instruments and outfits.

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