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Bescat tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Laruns at 16 km from Bescat

Visit Bescat: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Laruns at 16 km and Sarrance at 16 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Bescat, 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 Bescat in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Laruns

Laruns

at 16 km (direction south)

Laruns is a pretty village, but it is the surrounding mountain scenery...

See Laruns guide
Sarrance

Sarrance

at 16 km (direction west-south-west), in the Pyreees-Atlantiques department

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

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

Church Sainte-Croix in Oloron-Sainte-Marie

Church at 17 km (direction west-north-west)

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

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

Eaux-Bonnes

at 17 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Eaux-Bonnes guide
 
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Oloron-Sainte-Marie

Oloron-Sainte-Marie

at 17 km (direction west-north-west)

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

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

Cathedral Saint-Marie in Oloron-Sainte-Marie

Cathedral at 17 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Cathedral Saint-Marie in Oloron-Sainte-Marie guide
Col d'Aubisque

Col d'Aubisque

Scenery at 18 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Col d'Aubisque guide
Chateau de Pau

Chateau de Pau

Castle at 20 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Chateau de Pau guide
Gourette

Gourette

at 20 km (direction south-south-east)

Gourette s a small ski station on the route to the Col...

See Gourette guide
Pau

Pau

at 20 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Pau guide
Lescun

Lescun

at 27 km (direction south-west)

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

See Lescun guide
Saint-Savin

Saint-Savin

at 31 km (direction east-south-east), in the Hautes-Pyrenees department

It is the abbey church in Saint-Savin, and the surrounding countryside, that...

See Saint-Savin guide
Lourdes

Lourdes

at 32 km (direction east), in the Hautes-Pyrenees department

Lourdes is of course very famous as a pilgrimage centre which attracts...

See Lourdes guide
Pyrenees National Parc

Pyrenees National Parc

National Parc at 33 km (direction south-south-east), in the Hautes-Pyrenees department

The Pyrenees National Parc contains a great deal of the most beatiful...

See Pyrenees National Parc guide

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

Map of places to visit near Bescat

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Markets in and near Bescat

  • Castet: market Thursday (6km)
  • Gan: market Wednesday (12km)
  • Oloron-Sainte-Marie: market Friday (17km)
  • Pau: market every day except Sunday (20km)
  • Bedous: market Thursday (21km)
  • Aramits: market Sunday (25km)
  • Monein: market Monday (25km)
  • Lourdes: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday all day & Saturday all day & Monday & Friday (31km)
  • Mourenx: market Wednesday & Saturday (33km)
  • Artix: market Wednesday & Sunday (33km)

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Tourist attractions near Bescat, France

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

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Marshall Foch house (42km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du château de Momas (37km)
  • Jardins du château de Viven (38km)
  • Jardin Massey (43km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Vallée d'Ossau (15km)
  • Col d'Aubisque (18km)
  • Grottes de Betharram (19km)
  • Cirque du Litor (22km)
  • Vallée d'Aspe (24km)
  • Cirque du Lys (34km)
  • Cirque de Sainte-Engrâce (35km)
  • Cirque de Saint-Engrace (35km)
  • Gorges d'Ehujarre (36km)
  • Pont d'Espagne (38km)
  • Gorges de Kakouetta (38km)
  • Gorges de Kakoetta (38km)
  • Cirque du Marcadau (38km)
  • Gorges d'Holzarté (43km)
  • Cirque de Troumouse (61km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo d'Asson (13km)
 
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Geography and distances

Bescat is in the south-west of France at 20 kilometres from Pau, the department capital (general information: Bescat is 672 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Bescat

Canton: Arudy

Arrondissement: Oloron-Sainte-Marie

Department: Pyrenees-Atlantiques

Region: Aquitaine

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 64260

Distance to Bescat

from Pau (prefecture): 20 km

from Paris: 672 km

from Calais: 887 km

from Nice: 624 km

from Bordeaux: 191 km

from Strasbourg: 876 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 Bescat from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Arudy, Buziet, Buzy, Castet, Izeste, Lasseubetat, Louvie-Juzon, Lys, Rebenacq, Sainte-Colome and Sevignacq-Meyracq.

This page in French: Visiter Bescat

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