Laruns tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: Laruns is a pretty village, but it is the surrounding mountain scenery that attracts most visitors here

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

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Laruns. For detailed visitor information see the Laruns travel guide.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Laruns in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Col d\'Aubisque at 7 km and Gourette at 8 km.

Laruns, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 3 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Eaux-Bonnes guide
Col d\'Aubisque

Col d'Aubisque

Scenery at 7 km (direction east)

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

See Col d'Aubisque guide


at 8 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Gourette guide


at 16 km (direction west-north-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 18 km (direction west-south-west)

The village of Lescun is close to the Cirque de Lescun and other scenic...

See Lescun guide
Pyrenees National Parc

Pyrenees National Parc

National Parc at 19 km (direction south-south-east), in the Hautes-Pyrenees department

The Pyrenees National Parc contains a great deal of the most beatiful mountain scenery...

See Pyrenees National Parc guide
Church Sainte-Croix in Oloron-Sainte-Marie

Church Sainte-Croix in Oloron-Sainte-Marie

Church at 27 km (direction north-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 27 km (direction north-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 27 km (direction 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 27 km (direction north-west)

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

See Oloron-Sainte-Marie guide
Chateau de Pau

Chateau de Pau

Castle at 35 km (direction north-west)

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

See Chateau de Pau guide


at 35 km (direction east-north-east), in the Hautes-Pyrenees department

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

See Lourdes guide


at 35 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Pau guide


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

The pleasant town of Luz-Saint-Sauveur is well placed to explore some lovely Pyreneean mountain...

See Luz-Saint-Sauveur guide

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

Arrange a visit to Laruns

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Markets in and near Laruns

  • Castet: market Thursday (9km)
  • Bedous: market Thursday (14km)
  • Oloron-Sainte-Marie: market Friday (27km)
  • Gan: market Wednesday (27km)
  • Aramits: market Sunday (29km)
  • Lourdes: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday all day & Saturday all day & Monday & Friday (33km)
  • Pau: market every day except Sunday (35km)
  • Luz-Saint-Sauveur: market Monday (37km)
  • Tardets-Sorholus: market Monday (38km)
  • Monein: market Monday (39km)

More information about Laruns, Aquitaine

Tourist attractions near Laruns, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Marshall Foch house (49km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin Massey (50km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Vallée d'Ossau (1km)
  • Col d'Aubisque (7km)
  • Cirque du Litor (12km)
  • Vallée d'Aspe (15km)
  • Grottes de Betharram (23km)
  • Cirque du Lys (25km)
  • Cirque du Marcadau (26km)
  • Pont d'Espagne (28km)
  • Cirque de Saint-Engrace (32km)
  • Cirque de Sainte-Engrâce (32km)
  • Gorges d'Ehujarre (32km)
  • Gorges de Kakoetta (35km)
  • Gorges de Kakouetta (35km)
  • Gorges d'Holzarté (40km)
  • Brèche de Roland (46km)
  • Cascade de Gavarnie (47km)
  • Cirque d'Estaubés (49km)
  • Cirque de Troumouse (52km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo d'Asson (20km)

Geography and distances

Laruns is in the south-west of France at 35 kilometres from Pau, the department capital (general information: Laruns is 687 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Laruns

Canton: Laruns

Arrondissement: Oloron-Sainte-Marie

Department: Pyrenees-Atlantiques

Region: Aquitaine

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 64440

Distance to Laruns

from Pau (prefecture): 35 km

from Paris: 687 km

from Calais: 902 km

from Nice: 627 km

from Bordeaux: 206 km

from Strasbourg: 888 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 Laruns from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aste-Beon, Beost, Eaux-Bonnes, Gere-Belesten and Louvie-Soubiron.

This page in French: Visiter Laruns