Abitain tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Sauveterre church of Saint-André at 5 km from Abitain

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Abitain is situated in the Pyrenees-Atlantiques department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Abitain in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Sauveterre church of Saint-André at 5 km and Sauveterre-de-Bearn at 5 km.

Abitain, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

Sauveterre church of Saint-André

Sauveterre church of Saint-André

Church at 5 km (direction east-south-east)

The church of Saint-André in Sauveterre is an interesting and charming roman style church...

See Sauveterre church of Saint-André guide


at 5 km (direction east-south-east)

The view from the terrace in front of the church in Sauveterre-de-Béarn is one...

See Sauveterre-de-Bearn guide


at 8 km (direction north-east)

The small town of Salies-de-Bearn is a pleasure to explore, and a nice place...

See Salies-de-Bearn guide


at 11 km (direction south-south-west)

Saint-Palais is a small town on the Bidouze river in the historic Navarre region...

See Saint-Palais guide


at 12 km (direction east-south-east)

Laas is a pretty village with a castle and roman style church in the...

See Laas guide


at 19 km (direction east-north-east)

The 13th century stone bridge across the river is the highlight of your visit...

See Orthez guide


at 21 km (direction east-south-east)

Navarrenx is a traditional fortified French bastide town in the western pyrenees...

See Navarrenx guide
La Bastide-Clairence

La Bastide-Clairence

Most Beautiful Village at 22 km (direction west)

Labastide-Clairence is another of the most picturesque villages in the Basque region...

See La Bastide-Clairence guide


at 32 km (direction north-north-west), in the Landes department

Established as a spa since Roman times, Dax is a pleasant if quiet town...

See Dax guide


at 34 km (direction west)

Cambo-les-Bains is a small pleasant town, best known for its thermal waters and the...

See Cambo-les-Bains guide


at 35 km (direction south-west)

The small village of Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port has a long established role on one of the...

See Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port guide


at 35 km (direction west-south-west)

Less visited than some of the traditional Basque villages here, Itxassou is very pleasant...

See Itxassou guide


at 38 km (direction west)

Home of red hot chillies, Espelette is a very traditional basque village in the...

See Espelette guide
Cathedral Saint-Marie in Oloron-Sainte-Marie

Cathedral Saint-Marie in Oloron-Sainte-Marie

Cathedral at 40 km (direction east-south-east)

The cathedral of Sainte-Marie is best known for its remarkable 12th century entrance...

See Cathedral Saint-Marie in Oloron-Sainte-Marie guide

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Markets in and near Abitain

  • Salies-de-Bearn: market Thursday (7km)
  • Saint-Palais: market Friday (11km)
  • Peyrehorade: market Wednesday & Saturday (17km)
  • Orthez: market Tuesday (18km)
  • Navarrenx: market Wednesday (21km)
  • Amou: market Sunday (27km)
  • Arthez-de-Bearn: market Saturday (31km)
  • Mourenx: market Wednesday & Saturday (31km)
  • Dax: market Sunday & Saturday (32km)
  • Artix: market Wednesday & Sunday (34km)

More information about Abitain, Aquitaine

Tourist attractions near Abitain, France

What to do at Abitain? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Abitain.

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du Sarrat (32km)
  • Jardins de la villa Arnaga (34km)
  • Jardin du château de Momas (44km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Marais d'Orx (38km)
  • Vallée des Aldudes (50km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Abitain is in the south-west of France at 52 kilometres from Pau, the department capital (general information: Abitain is 657 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Abitain

Canton: Sauveterre-de-Béarn

Arrondissement: Oloron-Sainte-Marie

Department: Pyrenees-Atlantiques

Region: Aquitaine

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 64390

Distance to Abitain

from Pau (prefecture): 52 km

from Paris: 657 km

from Calais: 864 km

from Nice: 666 km

from Bordeaux: 161 km

from Strasbourg: 885 km

Getting here

Most visitors fly into Biarritz airport (Bordeaux is another option). Allow at least 8 hours for the drive from the cross-channel ferries. For driving distances to Abitain from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 16 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Arancou, Arbouet-Sussaute, Athos-Aspis, Auterrive, Castagnede, Escos, Gabat, Guinarthe-Parenties, Ilharre, Labastide-Villefranche, Labets-Biscay, Osserain-Rivareyte, Saint-Dos, Saint-Gladie-Arrive-Munein, Salies-de-Bearn and Sauveterre-de-Bearn.

This page in French: Visiter Abitain