Lys tourism and travel guide

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Visit Lys: highlights and tourist information

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Lys is situated in the Pyrenees-Atlantiques department and Aquitaine region (now part of the region), in the south-west of France at 19 kilometres from Pau, the department capital (general information: Lys is 670 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Laruns at 17 km and Pau at 19 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Lys, 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 Lys in .

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


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Map of places to visit near Lys

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)

More information about Lys, Aquitaine

Tourist attractions near Lys, France

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 Sainte-Engrâce (41km)
  • Cirque de Saint-Engrace (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)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Lys

Canton: Arudy

Arrondissement: Oloron-Sainte-Marie

Department: Pyrenees-Atlantiques

Region: Aquitaine

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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

Lys is in the south-west of France. 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