Escala tourism and travel guide

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Visit Escala: highlights and tourist information

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Escala is situated in the Hautes-Pyrenees department and Midi-Pyrenees region (now part of the Occitanie region), in the south-west of France at 32 kilometres from Tarbes, the department capital (general information: Escala is 659 kilometres from Paris).

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!


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

Map of places to visit near Escala

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

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)


Geography and distances

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