Oloron-Sainte-Marie tourism and travel guide

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Oloron-Sainte-Marie 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 Oloron-Sainte-Marie. For detailed visitor information see the Oloron-Sainte-Marie travel guide.

Attractions in Oloron-Sainte-Marie

The cathedral of Sainte-Marie is best known for its remarkable 12th century entrance: Cathedral Saint-Marie in Oloron-Sainte-Marie

The Church Sainte-Croix is an interesting roman style church built in the 12th century: Church Sainte-Croix in Oloron-Sainte-Marie

Tourist classifications for Oloron-Sainte-Marie include "town of art and history".

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Church Sainte-Croix in Oloron-Sainte-Marie at 1 km and Sarrance at 15 km.

Oloron-Sainte-Marie, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Cathedral Saint-Marie in Oloron-Sainte-Marie

Cathedral Saint-Marie in Oloron-Sainte-Marie

Cathedral less than one km (direction south)

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 less than one km (direction east)

The Church Sainte-Croix is an interesting roman style church built in the 12th century...

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at 15 km (direction south), in the Pyreees-Atlantiques department

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

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at 19 km (direction 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 23 km (direction east-north-east)

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

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at 24 km (direction east-north-east)

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

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at 28 km (direction south-east)

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

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at 28 km (direction south)

The village of Lescun is close to the Cirque de Lescun and other scenic...

See Lescun guide


at 29 km (direction north-west)

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

See Laas guide


at 30 km (direction south-east)

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

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Col d\'Aubisque

Col d'Aubisque

Scenery at 33 km (direction south-east)

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

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at 35 km (direction south-east)

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

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at 35 km (direction west-north-west)

The view from the terrace in front of the church in Sauveterre-de-Béarn is one...

See Sauveterre-de-Bearn guide
Sauveterre church of Saint-André

Sauveterre church of Saint-André

Church at 35 km (direction west-north-west)

The church of Saint-André in Sauveterre is an interesting and charming roman style church...

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Markets in and near Oloron-Sainte-Marie

Market days in Oloron-Sainte-Marie: weekly market: Friday;

  • Oloron-Sainte-Marie: market Friday (0km)
  • Aramits: market Sunday (12km)
  • Monein: market Monday (15km)
  • Gan: market Wednesday (19km)
  • Navarrenx: market Wednesday (19km)
  • Castet: market Thursday (21km)
  • Mourenx: market Wednesday & Saturday (21km)
  • Tardets-Sorholus: market Monday (22km)
  • Bedous: market Thursday (22km)
  • Pau: market every day except Sunday (23km)

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Tourist attractions near Oloron-Sainte-Marie, France

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

Heritage sites

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du château de Momas (32km)
  • Jardins du château de Viven (37km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Vallée d'Aspe (27km)
  • Cirque de Sainte-Engrâce (27km)
  • Cirque de Saint-Engrace (27km)
  • Vallée d'Ossau (28km)
  • Gorges d'Ehujarre (29km)
  • Gorges de Kakoetta (30km)
  • Gorges de Kakouetta (30km)
  • Gorges d'Holzarté (32km)
  • Col d'Aubisque (33km)
  • Grottes de Betharram (36km)
  • Cirque du Litor (37km)
  • Forêt d'Iraty (43km)
  • Cirque du Lys (50km)
  • Cirque du Marcadau (53km)
  • Pont d'Espagne (54km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo d'Asson (29km)

Geography and distances

Oloron-Sainte-Marie is in the south-west of France at 24 kilometres from Pau, the department capital (general information: Oloron-Sainte-Marie is 670 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Oloron-Sainte-Marie

Canton: Oloron-Sainte-Marie

Arrondissement: Oloron-Sainte-Marie

Department: Pyrenees-Atlantiques

Region: Aquitaine

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 64400

Distance to Oloron-Sainte-Marie

from Pau (prefecture): 24 km

from Paris: 670 km

from Calais: 883 km

from Nice: 639 km

from Bordeaux: 183 km

from Strasbourg: 882 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 Oloron-Sainte-Marie from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 14 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Agnos, Bidos, Escout, Estialescq, Estos, Eysus, Feas, Goes, Gurmencon, Ledeuix, Moumour, Orin, Precilhon and Verdets.

This page in French: Visiter Oloron-Sainte-Marie