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Irissarry tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port at 10 km from Irissarry

Visit Irissarry: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port at 10 km and Itxassou at 16 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Irissarry, 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 Irissarry in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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



at 10 km (direction south)

The small village of Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port has a long established...

See Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port guide


at 16 km (direction west-north-west)

Less visited than some of the traditional Basque villages...

See Itxassou guide


at 18 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Cambo-les-Bains guide


at 18 km (direction east-north-east)

Saint-Palais is a small town on the Bidouze river...

See Saint-Palais guide
La Bastide-Clairence

La Bastide-Clairence

Most Beautiful Village at 19 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See La Bastide-Clairence guide


at 20 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Espelette guide


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

Betwen sea and mountains, the basque village of Ainhoa...

See Ainhoa guide
Ainhoa church of Notre-Dame

Ainhoa church of Notre-Dame

Church at 22 km (direction west)

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

See Ainhoa church of Notre-Dame guide


at 28 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Saint-Pee-sur-Nivelle guide
Sauveterre church of Saint-André

Sauveterre church of Saint-André

Church at 28 km (direction east-north-east)

The church of Saint-André in Sauveterre is an interesting and charming roman...

See Sauveterre church of Saint-André guide


Most Beautiful Village at 29 km (direction west)

Sare is one of several traditional Basque towns in...

See Sare guide


at 29 km (direction east-north-east)

The view from the terrace in front of the church in...

See Sauveterre-de-Bearn guide
Bayonne cathedral

Bayonne cathedral

Cathedral at 32 km (direction north-west)

Bayonne cathedral is an imposing gothic style cathedral with...

See Bayonne cathedral guide


at 33 km (direction north-west)

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

See Bayonne guide

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Map of places to visit near Irissarry


Markets in and near Irissarry

  • Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port: market Monday all day (10km)
  • Cambo-les-Bains: market Wednesday & Friday (18km)
  • Saint-Palais: market Friday (18km)
  • Ustaritz: market Saturday (24km)
  • Bayonne: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (33km)
  • Peyrehorade: market Wednesday & Saturday (34km)
  • Anglet: market Thursday & Sunday (34km)
  • Tardets-Sorholus: market Monday (34km)
  • Salies-de-Bearn: market Thursday (34km)
  • Bidart: market Saturday (35km)

More information about Irissarry, Aquitaine

Tourist attractions near Irissarry, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de la villa Arnaga (18km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Vallée des Aldudes (23km)
  • Forêt d'Iraty (31km)
  • Gorges d'Holzarté (38km)
  • Marais d'Orx (40km)
  • Gorges de Kakoetta (43km)
  • Gorges de Kakouetta (43km)
  • Cirque de Sainte-Engrâce (45km)
  • Cirque de Saint-Engrace (45km)
  • Gorges d'Ehujarre (46km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Irissarry is in the south-west of France at 70 kilometres from Pau, the department capital (general information: Irissarry is 681 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Irissarry

Canton: Iholdy

Arrondissement: Bayonne

Department: Pyrenees-Atlantiques

Region: Aquitaine

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 64780

Distance to Irissarry

from Pau (prefecture): 70 km

from Paris: 681 km

from Calais: 886 km

from Nice: 687 km

from Bordeaux: 183 km

from Strasbourg: 912 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 Irissarry from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Armendarits, Helette, Iholdy, Osses and Suhescun.

This page in French: Visiter Irissarry

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