Lees-Athas tourism and travel guide

Photo of Lees-Athas in Pyrenees-Atlantiques

Photo is of Lescun at 5 km from Lees-Athas

Visit Lees-Athas: highlights and tourist information

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Lees-Athas 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 Lees-Athas in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Lescun at 5 km and Sarrance at 9 km.

Lees-Athas, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 5 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Lescun guide


at 9 km (direction north-north-east), in the Pyreees-Atlantiques department

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

See Sarrance guide


at 17 km (direction east)

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

See Laruns guide


at 19 km (direction 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 23 km (direction east)

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

See Col d'Aubisque guide


at 23 km (direction east)

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

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

Cathedral Saint-Marie in Oloron-Sainte-Marie

Cathedral at 24 km (direction east)

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

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

Church Sainte-Croix in Oloron-Sainte-Marie

Church at 24 km (direction east)

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

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


at 25 km (direction east)

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

See Oloron-Sainte-Marie guide
Pyrenees National Parc

Pyrenees National Parc

National Parc at 28 km (direction east-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


at 40 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Navarrenx guide
Chateau de Pau

Chateau de Pau

Castle at 41 km (direction north-east)

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

See Chateau de Pau guide


at 42 km (direction north-east)

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

See Pau guide


at 43 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

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Markets in and near Lees-Athas

  • Bedous: market Thursday (2km)
  • Aramits: market Sunday (19km)
  • Castet: market Thursday (20km)
  • Oloron-Sainte-Marie: market Friday (24km)
  • Tardets-Sorholus: market Monday (25km)
  • Gan: market Wednesday (34km)
  • Monein: market Monday (39km)
  • Navarrenx: market Wednesday (41km)
  • Pau: market every day except Sunday (41km)
  • Saint-Palais: market Friday (52km)

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Tourist attractions near Lees-Athas, France

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

Heritage sites

Sites of natural beauty

  • Vallée d'Aspe (3km)
  • Cirque de Saint-Engrace (16km)
  • Cirque de Sainte-Engrâce (16km)
  • Gorges d'Ehujarre (16km)
  • Vallée d'Ossau (17km)
  • Gorges de Kakoetta (19km)
  • Gorges de Kakouetta (19km)
  • Col d'Aubisque (23km)
  • Gorges d'Holzarté (25km)
  • Cirque du Litor (27km)
  • Grottes de Betharram (37km)
  • Forêt d'Iraty (38km)
  • Cirque du Marcadau (38km)
  • Cirque du Lys (39km)
  • Pont d'Espagne (41km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo d'Asson (33km)

Geography and distances

Lees-Athas is in the south-west of France at 42 kilometres from Pau, the department capital (general information: Lees-Athas is 693 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Lees-Athas

Canton: Accous

Arrondissement: Oloron-Sainte-Marie

Department: Pyrenees-Atlantiques

Region: Aquitaine

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 64490

Distance to Lees-Athas

from Pau (prefecture): 42 km

from Paris: 693 km

from Calais: 906 km

from Nice: 643 km

from Bordeaux: 207 km

from Strasbourg: 899 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 Lees-Athas from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Accous, Bedous, Cette-Eygun, Lescun and Osse-en-Aspe.

This page in French: Visiter Lees-Athas