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France This Way comment: There are several sights of interest in Oloron-Saint-Marie including a picturesque section of river

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.

Oloron-Sainte-Marie is situated in the Pyrenees-Atlantiques department and Aquitaine region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the south-west of France at 24 kilometres from Pau, the department capital (general information: Oloron-Sainte-Marie is 670 kilometres from Paris).

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".

Popular places to visit nearby include Church Sainte-Croix in Oloron-Sainte-Marie at 1 km and Sarrance at 15 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Oloron-Sainte-Marie, 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 Oloron-Sainte-Marie in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

 
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Map of places to visit near Oloron-Sainte-Marie

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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)

More information about Oloron-Sainte-Marie, Aquitaine

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)
 
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Geography and distances

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

Oloron-Sainte-Marie 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 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

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