In the surrounding areas, all the treasures of high-Béarn and the Soule (Inland French Basque Country)

Activities for all tastes: terroir traditions, nature discovery, mountain and rivers outdoor sports, small and big heritage, we will be here to give you some ideas of visits and guide your choices.

Close by activities (less than 15 minutes away)

Oloron Sainte-Marie, city classified “Art and History” and its cathedral classified at UNESCO World Heritage, its manufactures of the French beret or weaving of Basque fabric, its riverbanks of the gave of Aspe and Ossau, its market on Fridays,… But also the vineyards and caves of Jurançon to taste with foie gras or a sheep’s cheese, trout and salmon fishing, rafting on the Gave of Aspe, the rustic village of Monein and its church with its framework made of inverted hull,…

Mais aussi les vignobles et caves du Jurançon à déguster avec un peu de foie gras ou un fromage de brebis, la pêche à la truite et au saumon, la descente du gave d’Aspe en rafting, le village typique de Monein et son église à la charpente en coque de bateau inversée, …

For an escape (less than 30 min away)

Up North, there is the city of Pau, Henry IV castle, the Pyrenees’ boulevard with an exceptional panorama, the racecourse, the national stud farm, two golf courses,…
Southward, you are at the heart of the mountains and discover the Aspe and Ossau valleys, and for bike lovers the pass of Marie-Blanque. A little further West, there is the sweet valley of Barétous and the Soule, a Basque province of the most discreet and authentic with Mauléon, the capital city of the making of espadrilles. In the North-West, Navarrenx is ranked as most beautiful village of France, also known for sport fishing.

For an excursion (less than 45min away)

Pushing a little further inland the valleys, you will reach remarkable natural sites like the Cirque of Lescun, the Pic du Midi d’Ossau, the gorge of Kakuetta, the underground of La Verna, and let’s not forget the ski resort of Pierre Saint Martin.

For the whole day (an hour away or more)

The ski resort La Gourette, the famous pass of Aubisque, the Petit Train d’Artouste will bring you up to 2000m high and you will see wonderful panoramas, the tour of Ayous’ lakes, the Pyrenees National Park for advanced hikers and nature lovers of preserved areas, Spain and the typical city of Jaca, or else, why not diving into the waves of the Atlantic ocean.