Aren tourism and travel guide

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Visit Aren: highlights and tourist information

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Aren is situated in the Pyrenees-Atlantiques department and Aquitaine region (now part of the region), in the south-west of France at 27 kilometres from Pau, the department capital (general information: Aren is 665 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Navarrenx at 9 km and Oloron-Sainte-Marie at 10 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Aren, 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 Aren in .

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


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Map of places to visit near Aren

Markets in and near Aren

  • Navarrenx: market Wednesday (9km)
  • Oloron-Sainte-Marie: market Friday (10km)
  • Monein: market Monday (11km)
  • Mourenx: market Wednesday & Saturday (15km)
  • Aramits: market Sunday (16km)
  • Artix: market Wednesday & Sunday (18km)
  • Tardets-Sorholus: market Monday (21km)
  • Arthez-de-Bearn: market Saturday (24km)
  • Gan: market Wednesday (25km)
  • Orthez: market Tuesday (26km)

More information about Aren, Aquitaine

Tourist attractions near Aren, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Aren.

Heritage sites

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du château de Momas (29km)
  • Jardins du château de Viven (35km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Cirque de Saint-Engrace (32km)
  • Cirque de Sainte-Engrâce (32km)
  • Gorges de Kakouetta (33km)
  • Gorges de Kakoetta (33km)
  • Gorges d'Ehujarre (34km)
  • Gorges d'Holzarté (34km)
  • Vallée d'Aspe (35km)
  • Vallée d'Ossau (38km)
  • Col d'Aubisque (43km)
  • Forêt d'Iraty (43km)
  • Grottes de Betharram (44km)
  • Cirque du Litor (47km)
  • Cirque du Lys (60km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Pau (26km)
  • Hagetmau (45km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo d'Asson (37km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Aren

Canton: Oloron-Sainte-Marie-Ouest

Arrondissement: Oloron-Sainte-Marie

Department: Pyrenees-Atlantiques

Region: Aquitaine

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Postcode: 64400

Distance to Aren

from Pau (prefecture): 27 km

from Paris: 665 km

from Calais: 876 km

from Nice: 644 km

from Bordeaux: 176 km

from Strasbourg: 880 km

Getting here

Aren is in the south-west of France. 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 Aren from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 16 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Dognen, Geronce, Gurs, Jasses, Lay-Lamidou, Ledeuix, Lucq-de-Bearn, Moumour, Ogenne-Camptort, Orin, Poey-d'Oloron, Prechacq-Josbaig, Prechacq-Navarrenx, Saint-Goin, Saucede and Verdets.

This page in French: Visiter Aren