Lescun tourism and travel guide

Photo of Lescun in Pyrenees-Atlantiques

Visit Lescun: highlights and tourist information

Travel Guide To Visit Attractions Book hotels, car hire, flights

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.

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Laruns at 18 km and Eaux-Bonnes at 20 km.

Lescun, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 13 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 18 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Laruns guide


at 20 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 24 km (direction east)

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

See Col d'Aubisque guide


at 25 km (direction east)

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

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 beatiful mountain scenery...

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 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 28 km (direction east-south-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 29 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Oloron-Sainte-Marie guide


at 44 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 44 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 45 km (direction north-east)

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

See Chateau de Pau guide


at 46 km (direction north-east)

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

See Pau guide


at 52 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

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

Arrange a visit to Lescun

Book hotels, car hire and flights

Organise your visit using the options shown...

Hotels in Lescun

Booking.com: best prices

See Lescun hotels

Reserve excursions

Map of places to visit near Lescun


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 Saint-Engrace (16km)
  • Cirque de Sainte-Engrâce (16km)
  • Vallée d'Ossau (18km)
  • Gorges de Kakoetta (19km)
  • Gorges de Kakouetta (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)

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