Gurs tourism and travel guide

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Visit Gurs: highlights and tourist information

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Gurs is situated in the Pyrenees-Atlantiques department and Aquitaine region (now part of the region), in the south-west of France at 31 kilometres from Pau, the department capital (general information: Gurs is 664 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Navarrenx at 5 km and Oloron-Sainte-Marie at 15 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Gurs, 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 Gurs in .

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


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Map of places to visit near Gurs

Markets in and near Gurs

  • Navarrenx: market Wednesday (5km)
  • Monein: market Monday (14km)
  • Oloron-Sainte-Marie: market Friday (15km)
  • Mourenx: market Wednesday & Saturday (16km)
  • Aramits: market Sunday (18km)
  • Artix: market Wednesday & Sunday (19km)
  • Tardets-Sorholus: market Monday (21km)
  • Arthez-de-Bearn: market Saturday (23km)
  • Orthez: market Tuesday (23km)
  • Saint-Palais: market Friday (24km)

More information about Gurs, Aquitaine

Tourist attractions near Gurs, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Gurs.

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du château de Momas (31km)
  • Jardins du château de Viven (37km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Cirque de Saint-Engrace (33km)
  • Cirque de Sainte-Engrâce (33km)
  • Gorges d'Holzarté (34km)
  • Gorges d'Holzarté (34km)
  • Gorges de Kakoetta (34km)
  • Gorges de Kakouetta (34km)
  • Gorges d'Ehujarre (35km)
  • Vallée d'Aspe (39km)
  • Forêt d'Iraty (41km)
  • Vallée d'Ossau (43km)
  • Col d'Aubisque (47km)
  • Grottes de Betharram (49km)
  • Cirque du Litor (52km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Pau (31km)
  • Hagetmau (43km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo d'Asson (42km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Gurs

Canton: Navarrenx

Arrondissement: Oloron-Sainte-Marie

Department: Pyrenees-Atlantiques

Region: Aquitaine

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Postcode: 64190

Distance to Gurs

from Pau (prefecture): 31 km

from Paris: 664 km

from Calais: 875 km

from Nice: 648 km

from Bordeaux: 174 km

from Strasbourg: 882 km

Getting here

Gurs is in the south-west of France. 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 Gurs from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 16 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Angous, Aren, Castetnau-Camblong, Dognen, Geronce, Jasses, Lay-Lamidou, Navarrenx, Ogenne-Camptort, Orin, Prechacq-Josbaig, Prechacq-Navarrenx, Saint-Goin, Saucede, Sus and Susmiou.

This page in French: Visiter Gurs