Briscous tourism and travel guide

Photo of Briscous in Pyrenees-Atlantiques

Photo is of La Bastide-Clairence at 7 km from Briscous

Visit Briscous: highlights and tourist information

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

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Briscous in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include La Bastide-Clairence at 7 km and Bayonne at 12 km.

Briscous, France: places to visit and attractions

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

La Bastide-Clairence

La Bastide-Clairence

Most Beautiful Village at 7 km (direction east-south-east)

Labastide-Clairence is another of the most picturesque villages in the Basque region...

See La Bastide-Clairence guide


at 12 km (direction west-north-west)

Bayonne is a lovely historic city with a cathedral, a substantial old town and...

See Bayonne guide
Bayonne cathedral

Bayonne cathedral

Cathedral at 12 km (direction west-north-west)

Bayonne cathedral is an imposing gothic style cathedral with a beautifully restored apse and...

See Bayonne cathedral guide


at 13 km (direction south-south-west)

Cambo-les-Bains is a small pleasant town, best known for its thermal waters and the...

See Cambo-les-Bains guide


Seaside resort at 15 km (direction west)

Anglet, close to Biarritz, has several kilometres of beaches on the French Atlantic coast...

See Anglet guide


at 15 km (direction south-south-west)

Less visited than some of the traditional Basque villages here, Itxassou is very pleasant...

See Itxassou guide


at 16 km (direction south-west)

Home of red hot chillies, Espelette is a very traditional basque village in the...

See Espelette guide


Seaside resort at 18 km (direction west)

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

See Biarritz guide


at 21 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Saint-Pee-sur-Nivelle guide


Seaside resort at 22 km (direction north-north-west), in the Landes department

Capbreton is a popular resort and beach that also has a traditional harbour and...

See Capbreton guide


Most Beautiful Village at 22 km (direction south-west)

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

See Ainhoa guide
Ainhoa church of Notre-Dame

Ainhoa church of Notre-Dame

Church at 22 km (direction south-west)

The church in Ainhoa is a traditional Basque church with rows of balconies around...

See Ainhoa church of Notre-Dame guide


Seaside resort at 23 km (direction north-north-west), in the Landes department

Soorts is one of the smaller beach resorts along the extensive Atlantic coast in...

See Hossegor guide


Most Beautiful Village at 26 km (direction west-south-west)

Sare is one of several traditional Basque towns in the western Pyrenees, with lots...

See Sare guide

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Map of places to visit near Briscous


Markets in and near Briscous

  • Bayonne: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (12km)
  • Ustaritz: market Saturday (12km)
  • Cambo-les-Bains: market Wednesday & Friday (12km)
  • Boucau: market Saturday (14km)
  • Anglet: market Thursday & Sunday (15km)
  • Labenne: market Friday & Tuesday - seasonal market only (17km)
  • Peyrehorade: market Wednesday & Saturday (20km)
  • Bidart: market Saturday (21km)
  • Capbreton: market every day except Monday (22km)
  • Saint-Vincent-de-Tyrosse: market Friday (23km)

More information about Briscous, Aquitaine

Tourist attractions near Briscous, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de la villa Arnaga (13km)
  • Parc du Sarrat (35km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Marais d'Orx (16km)
  • Vallée des Aldudes (40km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Briscous is in the south-west of France at 80 kilometres from Pau, the department capital (general information: Briscous is 663 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Briscous

Canton: Bastide-Clairence

Arrondissement: Bayonne

Department: Pyrenees-Atlantiques

Region: Aquitaine

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 64240

Distance to Briscous

from Pau (prefecture): 80 km

from Paris: 663 km

from Calais: 867 km

from Nice: 693 km

from Bordeaux: 165 km

from Strasbourg: 902 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 Briscous from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Lahonce, Saint-Barthelemy, Urcuit and Urt.

This page in French: Visiter Briscous