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Escala tourism and travel guide

Photo of Escala in Hautes-Pyrenees

Photo is of Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges at 15 km from Escala

Visit Escala: highlights and tourist information

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Escala is situated in the Hautes-Pyrenees department and Occitanie region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges at 15 km and Valcabrere at 16 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Escala, 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 Escala in Occitanie.

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

Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges

Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges

Most Beautiful Village at 15 km (direction east-south-east), in the Haute-Garonne department

2000 years ago the town of Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges had 10000 inhabitants - now...

See Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges guide
Valcabrere

Valcabrere

at 16 km (direction east-south-east), in the Haute-Garonne department

Valcabrere deserves a visit because of the very lovely roman...

See Valcabrere guide
Col d'Aspin

Col d'Aspin

Scenery at 17 km (direction south-south-west)

The Col d'Aspin is an important mountain pass in the west of...

See Col d'Aspin guide
Arreau

Arreau

at 20 km (direction south-south-west)

Deep in the Pyrenees on a small river, Arreau is a delightful...

See Arreau guide
 
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Col du Tourmalet

Col du Tourmalet

Scenery at 29 km (direction west-south-west)

The Col du Tourmalet is a mountain pass in the...

See Col du Tourmalet guide
Mont d'Astarac

Mont d'Astarac

at 31 km (direction north-north-east), in the Gers department

The frescoes in the village church are the highlight of your...

See Mont d'Astarac guide
Col de Peyresourde

Col de Peyresourde

Scenery at 31 km (direction south-south-east)

The Col de Peyresourde is a mountain pass in the pyrenees,...

See Col de Peyresourde guide
Tarbes

Tarbes

at 32 km (direction west-north-west)

The substantial gardens of Jardin Massey are the main place...

See Tarbes guide
Lourdes

Lourdes

at 35 km (direction west)

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

See Lourdes guide
Bagneres-de-Luchon

Bagneres-de-Luchon

at 36 km (direction south-south-east), in the Haute-Garonne department

Bagneres-de-Luchon is one of the nicest of the 'belle-epoque' spa towns that...

See Bagneres-de-Luchon guide
Luz-Saint-Sauveur

Luz-Saint-Sauveur

at 40 km (direction west-south-west)

The pleasant town of Luz-Saint-Sauveur is well placed to explore...

See Luz-Saint-Sauveur guide
Saint-Savin

Saint-Savin

at 42 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Saint-Savin guide
Martres-Tolosane

Martres-Tolosane

at 51 km (direction east), in the Haute-Garonne department

The small village of Martres-Tolosane is known for its faiencerie...

See Martres-Tolosane guide
Mont Perdu

Mont Perdu

Heritage Site at 51 km (direction south-west)

Mont-Perdu is a natural highlight on the border between France and...

See Mont Perdu guide

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Map of places to visit near Escala

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Markets in and near Escala

  • Montrejeau: market Monday (14km)
  • Loures-Barousse: market Friday (17km)
  • Arreau: market Thursday all day (20km)
  • Bagneres-de-Bigorre: market Saturday all day (21km)
  • Saint-Gaudens: market Thursday (27km)
  • Boulogne-sur-Gesse: market Wednesday (30km)
  • Saint-Lary-Soulan: market Saturday (30km)
  • Tarbes: market Thursday all day (33km)
  • Aspet: market Wednesday & Saturday (33km)
  • Bagneres-de-Luchon: market every day - seasonal market only (36km)

More information about Escala, Midi-Pyrenees

Tourist attractions near Escala, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Montmaurin Gallo-Roman Villa (25km)
  • Marshall Foch house (32km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de la poterie Hillen (29km)
  • Jardin Massey (32km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Gouffre d'Esparros (8km)
  • Grottes de Médous (20km)
  • Gorges de la Save (27km)
  • Col du Tourmalet (29km)
  • Lac d'Oo (39km)
  • Henne Morte (40km)
  • Cirque des Crabioules (42km)
  • Cirque de Troumouse (46km)
  • Cirque d'Estaubés (50km)
  • Pont d'Espagne (51km)
  • Cascade de Gavarnie (55km)
  • Brèche de Roland (56km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

 
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Geography and distances

Escala is in the south-west of France at 32 kilometres from Tarbes, the department capital (general information: Escala is 659 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Escala

Canton: Barthe-de-Neste

Arrondissement: Bagnères-de-Bigorre

Department: Hautes-Pyrenees

Region: Midi-Pyrenees

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 65250

Distance to Escala

from Tarbes (prefecture): 32 km

from Paris: 659 km

from Calais: 882 km

from Nice: 559 km

from Bordeaux: 210 km

from Strasbourg: 835 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Escala from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 20 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aneres, Avezac-Prat-Lahitte, Bazus-Neste, Bize, Bizous, Cantaous, Gazave, Hautaget, Izaux, La Barthe-de-Neste, Labastide, Lagrange, Lannemezan, Lortet, Mazouau, Montousse, Montserie, Pinas, Saint-Arroman and Tuzaguet.

This page in French: Visiter Escala

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