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Lescun tourism and travel guide

Photo of Lescun in Pyrenees-Atlantiques

Visit Lescun: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: The village of Lescun is close to the Cirque de Lescun and other scenic highlights in the western pyrenees

Lescun 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 Lescun. For detailed visitor information see the Lescun travel guide.

Popular places to visit nearby include Laruns at 18 km and Eaux-Bonnes at 20 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Lescun, 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 Lescun in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Sarrance

Sarrance

at 13 km (direction north-north-east), in the Pyreees-Atlantiques department

The small village of Sarrance is in the valley of...

See Sarrance guide
Laruns

Laruns

at 18 km (direction east-north-east)

Laruns is a pretty village, but it is the surrounding...

See Laruns guide
Eaux-Bonnes

Eaux-Bonnes

at 20 km (direction east)

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

See Eaux-Bonnes guide
Col d'Aubisque

Col d'Aubisque

Scenery at 24 km (direction east)

The Col d'Aubisque is a beautiful mountain pass with views...

See Col d'Aubisque guide
 
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Gourette

Gourette

at 25 km (direction east)

Gourette s a small ski station on the route to the Col...

See Gourette guide
Pyrenees National Parc

Pyrenees National Parc

National Parc at 27 km (direction east-south-east), in the Hautes-Pyrenees department

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

See Pyrenees National Parc guide
Cathedral Saint-Marie in Oloron-Sainte-Marie

Cathedral Saint-Marie in Oloron-Sainte-Marie

Cathedral at 28 km (direction east-south-east)

The cathedral of Sainte-Marie is best known for its...

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 28 km (direction east-south-east)

The Church Sainte-Croix is an interesting roman style church built in...

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

Oloron-Sainte-Marie

at 29 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Oloron-Sainte-Marie guide
Saint-Savin

Saint-Savin

at 44 km (direction east), in the Hautes-Pyrenees department

It is the abbey church in Saint-Savin, and the surrounding...

See Saint-Savin guide
Navarrenx

Navarrenx

at 44 km (direction north-north-west)

Navarrenx is a traditional fortified French bastide town in...

See Navarrenx guide
Chateau de Pau

Chateau de Pau

Castle at 45 km (direction north-east)

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

See Chateau de Pau guide
Pau

Pau

at 46 km (direction north-east)

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

See Pau guide
Lourdes

Lourdes

at 52 km (direction east-north-east), in the Hautes-Pyrenees department

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

See Lourdes guide

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Map of places to visit near Lescun

 
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Markets in and near Lescun

  • Bedous: market Thursday (7km)
  • Aramits: market Sunday (22km)
  • Castet: market Thursday (23km)
  • Tardets-Sorholus: market Monday (27km)
  • Oloron-Sainte-Marie: market Friday (28km)
  • Gan: market Wednesday (39km)
  • Monein: market Monday (43km)
  • Navarrenx: market Wednesday (45km)
  • Pau: market every day except Sunday (46km)
  • Saint-Palais: market Friday (55km)

More information about Lescun, Aquitaine

Tourist attractions near Lescun, France

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

Heritage sites

Sites of natural beauty

  • Vallée d'Aspe (3km)
  • Gorges d'Ehujarre (16km)
  • Cirque de Sainte-Engrâce (16km)
  • Cirque de Saint-Engrace (16km)
  • Vallée d'Ossau (18km)
  • Gorges de Kakouetta (19km)
  • Gorges de Kakoetta (19km)
  • Col d'Aubisque (24km)
  • Gorges d'Holzarté (25km)
  • Cirque du Litor (28km)
  • Forêt d'Iraty (37km)
  • Cirque du Marcadau (37km)
  • Cirque du Lys (39km)
  • Grottes de Betharram (40km)
  • Pont d'Espagne (41km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo d'Asson (37km)
 
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Geography and distances

Lescun is in the south-west of France at 46 kilometres from Pau, the department capital (general information: Lescun is 698 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Lescun

Canton: Accous

Arrondissement: Oloron-Sainte-Marie

Department: Pyrenees-Atlantiques

Region: Aquitaine

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 64490

Distance to Lescun

from Pau (prefecture): 46 km

from Paris: 698 km

from Calais: 911 km

from Nice: 645 km

from Bordeaux: 212 km

from Strasbourg: 903 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 Lescun from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Accous, Borce, Cette-Eygun, Etsaut and Lees-Athas.

This page in French: Visiter Lescun

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