Gan tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Chateau de Pau at 7 km from Gan

Visit Gan: highlights and tourist information

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Gan 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 Gan in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau de Pau at 7 km and Pau at 8 km.

Gan, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Chateau de Pau

Chateau de Pau

Castle at 7 km (direction )

The Chateau de Pau is an impressive combination of the renaissance and 19th century...

See Chateau de Pau guide


at 8 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Pau guide


at 18 km (direction west)

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

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

Church Sainte-Croix in Oloron-Sainte-Marie

Church at 18 km (direction west)

The Church Sainte-Croix is an interesting roman style church built in the 12th century...

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

Cathedral Saint-Marie in Oloron-Sainte-Marie

Cathedral at 19 km (direction west)

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

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


at 26 km (direction south-west), in the Pyreees-Atlantiques department

The small village of Sarrance is in the valley of the Gave d'Aspe and...

See Sarrance guide


at 28 km (direction south)

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

See Laruns guide
Col d\'Aubisque

Col d'Aubisque

Scenery at 29 km (direction south)

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

See Col d'Aubisque guide


at 29 km (direction south)

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

See Eaux-Bonnes guide


at 31 km (direction south-south-east)

Gourette s a small ski station on the route to the Col d'Aubisque near...

See Gourette guide


at 32 km (direction west-north-west)

Navarrenx is a traditional fortified French bastide town in the western pyrenees...

See Navarrenx guide


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

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

See Lourdes guide


at 37 km (direction south-east), in the Hautes-Pyrenees department

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

See Saint-Savin guide


at 37 km (direction east), in the Hautes-Pyrenees department

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

See Tarbes guide

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Markets in and near Gan

Market days in Gan: weekly market: Wednesday;

  • Gan: market Wednesday (0km)
  • Pau: market every day except Sunday (7km)
  • Castet: market Thursday (18km)
  • Monein: market Monday (18km)
  • Oloron-Sainte-Marie: market Friday (19km)
  • Artix: market Wednesday & Sunday (24km)
  • Mourenx: market Wednesday & Saturday (25km)
  • Aramits: market Sunday (30km)
  • Lourdes: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday all day & Saturday all day & Monday & Friday (32km)
  • Arthez-de-Bearn: market Saturday (32km)

More information about Gan, Aquitaine

Tourist attractions near Gan, France

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

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Marshall Foch house (37km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du château de Momas (25km)
  • Jardins du château de Viven (26km)
  • Jardin Massey (38km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grottes de Betharram (21km)
  • Vallée d'Ossau (28km)
  • Col d'Aubisque (29km)
  • Cirque du Litor (32km)
  • Vallée d'Aspe (36km)
  • Cirque du Lys (43km)
  • Cirque de Sainte-Engrâce (44km)
  • Cirque de Saint-Engrace (44km)
  • Gorges d'Ehujarre (45km)
  • Gorges de Kakoetta (47km)
  • Gorges de Kakouetta (47km)
  • Pont d'Espagne (47km)
  • Grottes de Médous (49km)
  • Gorges d'Holzarté (50km)
  • Col du Tourmalet (56km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo d'Asson (15km)

Geography and distances

Gan is in the south-west of France at 8 kilometres from Pau, the department capital (general information: Gan is 660 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Gan

Canton: Jurançon

Arrondissement: Pau

Department: Pyrenees-Atlantiques

Region: Aquitaine

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 64290

Distance to Gan

from Pau (prefecture): 8 km

from Paris: 660 km

from Calais: 875 km

from Nice: 620 km

from Bordeaux: 179 km

from Strasbourg: 865 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 Gan from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aressy, Bosdarros, Gelos, Mazeres-Lezons, Narcastet, Rontignon, Saint-Faust and Uzos.

This page in French: Visiter Gan