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Photo is of Navarrenx at 9 km from Aren

Visit Aren: highlights and tourist information

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

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.

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 Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Navarrenx

Navarrenx

at 9 km (direction north-west)

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

See Navarrenx guide
Oloron-Sainte-Marie

Oloron-Sainte-Marie

at 10 km (direction south-east)

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

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

Cathedral Saint-Marie in Oloron-Sainte-Marie

Cathedral at 10 km (direction south-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 11 km (direction south-east)

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

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

Laas

at 19 km (direction north-west)

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

See Laas guide
Sarrance

Sarrance

at 24 km (direction south-south-east), in the Pyreees-Atlantiques department

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

See Sarrance guide
Sauveterre-de-Bearn

Sauveterre-de-Bearn

at 25 km (direction west-north-west)

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

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Sauveterre church of Saint-André

Sauveterre church of Saint-André

Church at 25 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Sauveterre church of Saint-André guide
Chateau de Pau

Chateau de Pau

Castle at 26 km (direction east)

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

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Orthez

Orthez

at 26 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Orthez guide
Pau

Pau

at 27 km (direction east)

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

See Pau guide
Saint-Palais

Saint-Palais

at 29 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Saint-Palais guide
Salies-de-Bearn

Salies-de-Bearn

at 30 km (direction north-west)

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

See Salies-de-Bearn guide
Lescun

Lescun

at 37 km (direction south)

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

See Lescun guide

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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)

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Tourist attractions near Aren, France

What to do at Aren? 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 Sainte-Engrâce (32km)
  • Cirque de Saint-Engrace (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)
 
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Geography and distances

Aren is in the south-west of France at 27 kilometres from Pau, the department capital (general information: Aren is 665 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Aren

Canton: Oloron-Sainte-Marie-Ouest

Arrondissement: Oloron-Sainte-Marie

Department: Pyrenees-Atlantiques

Region: Aquitaine

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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

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

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