Lys tourism and travel guide

Photo of Lys in Pyrenees-Atlantiques

Photo is of Col d\'Aubisque at 17 km from Lys

Visit Lys: highlights and tourist information

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Lys 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 Lys in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Col d\'Aubisque at 17 km and Laruns at 17 km.

Lys, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Col d\'Aubisque

Col d'Aubisque

Scenery at 17 km (direction south)

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

See Col d'Aubisque guide
Laruns

Laruns

at 17 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Laruns guide
Eaux-Bonnes

Eaux-Bonnes

at 18 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Eaux-Bonnes guide
Chateau de Pau

Chateau de Pau

Castle at 18 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Chateau de Pau guide
 
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Pau

Pau

at 19 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Pau guide
Gourette

Gourette

at 19 km (direction south)

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

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

Church Sainte-Croix in Oloron-Sainte-Marie

Church at 22 km (direction west-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
Oloron-Sainte-Marie

Oloron-Sainte-Marie

at 22 km (direction west-north-west)

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

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Sarrance

Sarrance

at 22 km (direction west-south-west), in the Pyreees-Atlantiques department

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

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

Cathedral Saint-Marie in Oloron-Sainte-Marie

Cathedral at 22 km (direction west-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
Lourdes

Lourdes

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

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

See Lourdes guide
Saint-Savin

Saint-Savin

at 27 km (direction east-south-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
Lescun

Lescun

at 31 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 33 km (direction south), in the Hautes-Pyrenees department

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

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Markets in and near Lys

  • Castet: market Thursday (9km)
  • Gan: market Wednesday (12km)
  • Pau: market every day except Sunday (19km)
  • Oloron-Sainte-Marie: market Friday (22km)
  • Lourdes: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday all day & Saturday all day & Monday & Friday (25km)
  • Bedous: market Thursday (25km)
  • Monein: market Monday (28km)
  • Aramits: market Sunday (30km)
  • Artix: market Wednesday & Sunday (35km)
  • Mourenx: market Wednesday & Saturday (35km)

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Tourist attractions near Lys, France

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

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Marshall Foch house (36km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du château de Momas (36km)
  • Jardin Massey (37km)
  • Jardins du château de Viven (37km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grottes de Betharram (13km)
  • Col d'Aubisque (17km)
  • Vallée d'Ossau (17km)
  • Cirque du Litor (20km)
  • Vallée d'Aspe (28km)
  • Cirque du Lys (32km)
  • Pont d'Espagne (36km)
  • Cirque du Marcadau (37km)
  • Cirque de Saint-Engrace (41km)
  • Cirque de Sainte-Engrâce (41km)
  • Gorges d'Ehujarre (42km)
  • Grottes de Médous (43km)
  • Gorges de Kakoetta (44km)
  • Gorges de Kakouetta (44km)
  • Col du Tourmalet (47km)
  • Cirque de Troumouse (58km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo d'Asson (7km)
 
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Geography and distances

Lys is in the south-west of France at 19 kilometres from Pau, the department capital (general information: Lys is 670 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Lys

Canton: Arudy

Arrondissement: Oloron-Sainte-Marie

Department: Pyrenees-Atlantiques

Region: Aquitaine

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 64260

Distance to Lys

from Pau (prefecture): 19 km

from Paris: 670 km

from Calais: 885 km

from Nice: 619 km

from Bordeaux: 191 km

from Strasbourg: 872 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 Lys from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bescat, Bruges-Capbis-Mifaget, Haut-de-Bosdarros, Izeste, Louvie-Juzon, Rebenacq, Sainte-Colome and Sevignacq-Meyracq.

This page in French: Visiter Lys