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Lons tourism and travel guide

Photo of Lons in Pyrenees-Atlantiques

Photo is of Chateau de Pau at 4 km from Lons

Visit Lons: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau de Pau at 4 km and Pau at 4 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Lons, 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 Lons in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Chateau de Pau

Chateau de Pau

Castle at 4 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Chateau de Pau guide
Pau

Pau

at 4 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Pau guide
Oloron-Sainte-Marie

Oloron-Sainte-Marie

at 21 km (direction west-south-west)

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

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

Church Sainte-Croix in Oloron-Sainte-Marie

Church at 21 km (direction west-south-west)

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

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

Cathedral Saint-Marie in Oloron-Sainte-Marie

Cathedral at 22 km (direction west-south-west)

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

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

Navarrenx

at 28 km (direction west)

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

See Navarrenx guide
Sarrance

Sarrance

at 33 km (direction south-west), in the Pyreees-Atlantiques department

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

See Sarrance guide
Orthez

Orthez

at 35 km (direction west-north-west)

The 13th century stone bridge across the river is the highlight of...

See Orthez guide
Laas

Laas

at 36 km (direction west)

Laas is a pretty village with a castle and roman style church...

See Laas guide
Laruns

Laruns

at 37 km (direction south)

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

See Laruns guide
Eaux-Bonnes

Eaux-Bonnes

at 38 km (direction south)

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

See Eaux-Bonnes guide
Col d'Aubisque

Col d'Aubisque

Scenery at 38 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Col d'Aubisque guide
Lourdes

Lourdes

at 40 km (direction east-south-east), in the Hautes-Pyrenees department

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

See Lourdes guide
Maubourguet

Maubourguet

at 40 km (direction east-north-east), in the Hautes-Pyrenees department

Maubourguet makes every effort to hide its impressive monuments but take the...

See Maubourguet guide

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

Map of places to visit near Lons

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Markets in and near Lons

  • Pau: market every day except Sunday (4km)
  • Gan: market Wednesday (10km)
  • Monein: market Monday (13km)
  • Artix: market Wednesday & Sunday (16km)
  • Mourenx: market Wednesday & Saturday (17km)
  • Oloron-Sainte-Marie: market Friday (22km)
  • Arthez-de-Bearn: market Saturday (23km)
  • Castet: market Thursday (28km)
  • Navarrenx: market Wednesday (28km)
  • Aramits: market Sunday (34km)

More information about Lons, Aquitaine

Tourist attractions near Lons, France

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

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Marshall Foch house (40km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du château de Momas (15km)
  • Jardins du château de Viven (17km)
  • Jardin Massey (41km)
  • Palmeraie du Sarthou (57km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grottes de Betharram (30km)
  • Vallée d'Ossau (37km)
  • Col d'Aubisque (38km)
  • Cirque du Litor (41km)
  • Vallée d'Aspe (44km)
  • Cirque de Sainte-Engrâce (49km)
  • Cirque de Saint-Engrace (49km)
  • Gorges d'Ehujarre (51km)
  • Gorges de Kakoetta (52km)
  • Gorges de Kakouetta (52km)
  • Gorges d'Holzarté (54km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo d'Asson (24km)
 
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Geography and distances

Lons is in the south-west of France at 4 kilometres from Pau, the department capital (general information: Lons is 652 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Lons

Canton: Lescar

Arrondissement: Pau

Department: Pyrenees-Atlantiques

Region: Aquitaine

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 64140

Distance to Lons

from Pau (prefecture): 4 km

from Paris: 652 km

from Calais: 866 km

from Nice: 621 km

from Bordeaux: 169 km

from Strasbourg: 860 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 Lons from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 16 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Artiguelouve, Aubertin, Aussevielle, Billere, Bizanos, Gelos, Jurancon, Laroin, Lescar, Mazeres-Lezons, Montardon, Pau, Poey-de-Lescar, Saint-Faust, Siros and Uzos.

This page in French: Visiter Lons

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