The Gave d'Ossau is the torrential river flowing through the Ossau Valley, one of the three main valleys of the High-Béarn (Pyrénées-Atlantiques), in the Southwest of France.

Gave d'Ossau
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The Gave d'Ossau near Eaux-Chaudes
Physical characteristics
 ⁃ locationPic du Midi d'Ossau
 ⁃ elevation1,008 m (3,307 ft)
 ⁃ location
Gave d'Oloron
 ⁃ coordinates
43°11′41″N 0°36′28″W / 43.19472°N 0.60778°W / 43.19472; -0.60778Coordinates: 43°11′41″N 0°36′28″W / 43.19472°N 0.60778°W / 43.19472; -0.60778
Length48.5 km (30.1 mi)
Basin features
ProgressionGave d'OloronGaves réunisAdourAtlantic Ocean
The Gave d'Ossau and the Gave d'Aspe meet to form the Gave d'Oloron.

It is formed in Gabas from the confluence of two gaves coming from both sides of the Pic du Midi d'Ossau:

After joining the Gave d'Aspe, in Oloron-Sainte-Marie, it forms the Gave d'Oloron.

Throughout its length, the river is paralleled by the D934 road that runs from Pau to Spain, via the Col du Pourtalet.

In Castet, a dam forms the Lac de Castet.

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