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Photo is of Cathedral Saint-Marie in Oloron-Sainte-Marie at 8 km from Ance

Visit Ance: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Cathedral Saint-Marie in Oloron-Sainte-Marie at 8 km and Church Sainte-Croix in Oloron-Sainte-Marie at 9 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Ance, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Ance in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Cathedral Saint-Marie in Oloron-Sainte-Marie

Cathedral Saint-Marie in Oloron-Sainte-Marie

Cathedral at 8 km (direction east-north-east)

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

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

Church Sainte-Croix in Oloron-Sainte-Marie

Church at 9 km (direction east-north-east)

The Church Sainte-Croix is an interesting roman style church built in...

See Church Sainte-Croix in Oloron-Sainte-Marie guide


at 9 km (direction east-north-east)

There are several sights of interest in Oloron-Saint-Marie including a...

See Oloron-Sainte-Marie guide


at 13 km (direction south-east), in the Pyreees-Atlantiques department

The small village of Sarrance is in the valley of the Gave...

See Sarrance guide


at 21 km (direction north-north-west)

Navarrenx is a traditional fortified French bastide town in...

See Navarrenx guide


at 24 km (direction south-south-east)

The village of Lescun is close to the Cirque de Lescun...

See Lescun guide


at 29 km (direction east-south-east)

Laruns is a pretty village, but it is the...

See Laruns guide


at 29 km (direction north-north-west)

Laas is a pretty village with a castle and roman style...

See Laas guide
Chateau de Pau

Chateau de Pau

Castle at 31 km (direction east-north-east)

The Chateau de Pau is an impressive combination of the renaissance...

See Chateau de Pau guide


at 31 km (direction east-south-east)

Eaux-Bonnes is a 19th century belle-epoque spa town at the base...

See Eaux-Bonnes guide


at 32 km (direction east-north-east)

The large town of Pau is well known for the views from...

See Pau guide
Col d'Aubisque

Col d'Aubisque

Scenery at 34 km (direction east-south-east)

The Col d'Aubisque is a beautiful mountain pass with views...

See Col d'Aubisque guide


at 34 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Saint-Palais guide


at 34 km (direction north-west)

The view from the terrace in front of the church...

See Sauveterre-de-Bearn guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Pyrenees-Atlantiques

Map of places to visit near Ance


Markets in and near Ance

  • Aramits: market Sunday (4km)
  • Oloron-Sainte-Marie: market Friday (8km)
  • Tardets-Sorholus: market Monday (14km)
  • Bedous: market Thursday (18km)
  • Navarrenx: market Wednesday (21km)
  • Monein: market Monday (22km)
  • Castet: market Thursday (24km)
  • Gan: market Wednesday (27km)
  • Mourenx: market Wednesday & Saturday (27km)
  • Artix: market Wednesday & Sunday (30km)

More information about Ance, Aquitaine

Tourist attractions near Ance, France

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

Heritage sites

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du château de Momas (40km)
  • Jardins du château de Viven (44km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Cirque de Sainte-Engrâce (20km)
  • Cirque de Saint-Engrace (20km)
  • Gorges d'Ehujarre (22km)
  • Gorges de Kakouetta (22km)
  • Gorges de Kakoetta (22km)
  • Vallée d'Aspe (23km)
  • Gorges d'Holzarté (24km)
  • Vallée d'Ossau (29km)
  • Col d'Aubisque (34km)
  • Forêt d'Iraty (36km)
  • Cirque du Litor (39km)
  • Grottes de Betharram (41km)
  • Cirque du Lys (52km)
  • Cirque du Marcadau (54km)
  • Pont d'Espagne (56km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo d'Asson (34km)

Geography and distances

Ance is in the south-west of France at 32 kilometres from Pau, the department capital (general information: Ance is 677 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Ance

Canton: Aramits

Arrondissement: Oloron-Sainte-Marie

Department: Pyrenees-Atlantiques

Region: Aquitaine

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 64570

Distance to Ance

from Pau (prefecture): 32 km

from Paris: 677 km

from Calais: 889 km

from Nice: 646 km

from Bordeaux: 188 km

from Strasbourg: 890 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 Ance from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aramits, Arette, Esquiule, Feas, Issor and Lanne-en-Baretous.

This page in French: Visiter Ance

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