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Ascain tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of La Rhune at 4 km from Ascain

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Visit Ascain: highlights and tourist information

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Ascain is situated in the Pyrenees-Atlantiques department and Aquitaine region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the south-west of France at 101 kilometres from Pau, the department capital (general information: Ascain is 685 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include La Rhune at 4 km and Sare at 5 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Ascain, 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 Ascain in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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


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

Map of places to visit near Ascain

Markets in and near Ascain

  • Saint Jean de Luz: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (6km)
  • Ciboure: market Sunday (6km)
  • Urrugne: market Thursday (7km)
  • Bidart: market Saturday (11km)
  • Hendaye: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (13km)
  • Ustaritz: market Saturday (14km)
  • Anglet: market Thursday & Sunday (17km)
  • Cambo-les-Bains: market Wednesday & Friday (18km)
  • Bayonne: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (20km)
  • Boucau: market Saturday (23km)

More information about Ascain, Aquitaine

Tourist attractions near Ascain, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de la villa Arnaga (18km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Vallée des Aldudes (31km)
  • Marais d'Orx (34km)
  • Forêt d'Iraty (58km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Ascain

Canton: Saint-Jean-de-Luz

Arrondissement: Bayonne

Department: Pyrenees-Atlantiques

Region: Aquitaine

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 64310

Distance to Ascain

from Pau (prefecture): 101 km

from Paris: 685 km

from Calais: 885 km

from Nice: 717 km

from Bordeaux: 186 km

from Strasbourg: 928 km

Getting here

Ascain 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 Ascain from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Ciboure, Saint Jean de Luz, Saint-Pee-sur-Nivelle and Sare.

This page in French: Visiter Ascain

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