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Ascain tourism and travel guide

Photo of Ascain in Pyrenees-Atlantiques

Photo is of La Rhune at 4 km from Ascain

Visit Ascain: highlights and tourist information

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

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.

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!

La Rhune

La Rhune

Scenery at 4 km (direction south-south-west)

The Rhune is a small Pyrenees mountain that you can...

See La Rhune guide
Sare

Sare

Most Beautiful Village at 5 km (direction south-east)

Sare is one of several traditional Basque towns in...

See Sare guide
Saint-Jean-de-Luz

Saint-Jean-de-Luz

Seaside resort at 6 km (direction north-west)

A long established beach resort, Saint-Jean-de-Luz also has a...

See Saint-Jean-de-Luz guide
Ciboure

Ciboure

at 6 km (direction north-west)

Once home to Maurice Ravel, Ciboure is a smal...

See Ciboure guide
 
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Saint-Pee-sur-Nivelle

Saint-Pee-sur-Nivelle

at 6 km (direction east)

Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle is a small basque village with a popular leisure lake...

See Saint-Pee-sur-Nivelle guide
Saint-Jean-de-Luz church

Saint-Jean-de-Luz church

Church at 6 km (direction north-west)

The church of Saint John the Baptist in Saint-Jean-de-Luz...

See Saint-Jean-de-Luz church guide
Ainhoa

Ainhoa

Most Beautiful Village at 11 km (direction east-south-east)

Betwen sea and mountains, the basque village of Ainhoa is listed among...

See Ainhoa guide
Ainhoa church of Notre-Dame

Ainhoa church of Notre-Dame

Church at 11 km (direction east-south-east)

The church in Ainhoa is a traditional Basque church...

See Ainhoa church of Notre-Dame guide
Hendaye

Hendaye

Seaside resort at 12 km (direction west)

Hendaye, the last resort in France before the Spanish border,...

See Hendaye guide
Hendaye church Saint-Vincent

Hendaye church Saint-Vincent

Church at 13 km (direction west)

The Church Saint-Vincent in Hendaye has a charming interior of tiered balconies...

See Hendaye church Saint-Vincent guide
Hondarribia

Hondarribia

at 14 km (direction west)

Hondarribia is just across the border in Spain but...

See Hondarribia guide
Espelette

Espelette

at 14 km (direction east)

Home of red hot chillies, Espelette is a very...

See Espelette guide
Biarritz

Biarritz

Seaside resort at 16 km (direction north-north-east)

The 19th century architecture and lovely beach and coast combine to...

See Biarritz guide
Anglet

Anglet

Seaside resort at 18 km (direction north-east)

Anglet, close to Biarritz, has several kilometres of beaches...

See Anglet guide

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

Map of places to visit near Ascain

 
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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)

 
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Geography and distances

Ascain is in the south-west of France at 101 kilometres from Pau, the department capital (general information: Ascain is 685 kilometres from Paris).

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

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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