Campan valley facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsCampan valley (Vallée de Campan)
The hamlet of Artigues-Campan in the Campan valley
This is one of the valleys found in the upper watershed of the Adour river, on the northern slopes of the Pyrenees. It is formed by three high valleys (valleys in the mountains) where are the sources of the three Adours that meet at Sainte-Marie-de-Campan and then in Baudéan to form the Adour river that then flows beyond Bagnères-de-Bigorre.
The valley goes from the northwest to the southeast, from Sainte-Marie de Campan to Montgaillard.
The three high valleys (and their rivers) are:
- the Payolle valley (Adour de Payolle);
- the Gripp valley (Adour de Gripp); and
- the Lesponne valley (Adour de Lesponne).
There are many small lakes; some of them are reservoirs (man-made lakes). The larger of these lakes is the Lac Bleu de Lesponne, or simply the Lac Bleu, with an area of 0.51 km2 (0.20 sq mi).
The ski resorts of La Mongie and Payolle are also found in this valley.
Campan valley Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.