Orsanco tourism and travel guide

Photo of Orsanco in Pyrenees-Atlantiques

Photo is of Saint-Palais at 5 km from Orsanco

Visit Orsanco: highlights and tourist information

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Orsanco 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 Orsanco in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Palais at 5 km and Sauveterre church of Saint-André at 16 km.

Orsanco, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 5 km (direction north-east)

Saint-Palais is a small town on the Bidouze river in the historic Navarre region...

See Saint-Palais guide
Sauveterre church of Saint-André

Sauveterre church of Saint-André

Church at 16 km (direction north-east)

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

See Sauveterre church of Saint-André guide


at 16 km (direction north-east)

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

See Sauveterre-de-Bearn guide


at 20 km (direction south-west)

The small village of Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port has a long established role on one of the...

See Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port guide


at 20 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Laas guide
La Bastide-Clairence

La Bastide-Clairence

Most Beautiful Village at 21 km (direction north-west)

Labastide-Clairence is another of the most picturesque villages in the Basque region...

See La Bastide-Clairence guide


at 23 km (direction north-east)

The small town of Salies-de-Bearn is a pleasure to explore, and a nice place...

See Salies-de-Bearn guide


at 25 km (direction east)

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

See Navarrenx guide


at 28 km (direction west)

Less visited than some of the traditional Basque villages here, Itxassou is very pleasant...

See Itxassou guide


at 28 km (direction west-north-west)

Cambo-les-Bains is a small pleasant town, best known for its thermal waters and the...

See Cambo-les-Bains guide


at 31 km (direction west)

Home of red hot chillies, Espelette is a very traditional basque village in the...

See Espelette guide


at 32 km (direction north-east)

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

See Orthez guide


Most Beautiful Village at 35 km (direction west)

Betwen sea and mountains, the basque village of Ainhoa is listed among the most...

See Ainhoa guide
Ainhoa church of Notre-Dame

Ainhoa church of Notre-Dame

Church at 35 km (direction west)

The church in Ainhoa is a traditional Basque church with rows of balconies around...

See Ainhoa church of Notre-Dame guide

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Map of places to visit near Orsanco


Markets in and near Orsanco

  • Saint-Palais: market Friday (5km)
  • Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port: market Monday all day (20km)
  • Salies-de-Bearn: market Thursday (23km)
  • Navarrenx: market Wednesday (25km)
  • Tardets-Sorholus: market Monday (26km)
  • Cambo-les-Bains: market Wednesday & Friday (28km)
  • Peyrehorade: market Wednesday & Saturday (29km)
  • Orthez: market Tuesday (31km)
  • Aramits: market Sunday (33km)
  • Ustaritz: market Saturday (34km)

More information about Orsanco, Aquitaine

Tourist attractions near Orsanco, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de la villa Arnaga (28km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt d'Iraty (33km)
  • Gorges d'Holzarté (34km)
  • Vallée des Aldudes (36km)
  • Gorges de Kakoetta (38km)
  • Gorges de Kakouetta (38km)
  • Cirque de Saint-Engrace (39km)
  • Cirque de Sainte-Engrâce (39km)
  • Gorges d'Ehujarre (41km)
  • Marais d'Orx (43km)
  • Vallée d'Aspe (54km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Orsanco is in the south-west of France at 56 kilometres from Pau, the department capital (general information: Orsanco is 672 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Orsanco

Canton: Saint-Palais

Arrondissement: Bayonne

Department: Pyrenees-Atlantiques

Region: Aquitaine

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 64120

Distance to Orsanco

from Pau (prefecture): 56 km

from Paris: 672 km

from Calais: 879 km

from Nice: 673 km

from Bordeaux: 176 km

from Strasbourg: 899 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 Orsanco from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Arberats-Sillegue, Arhansus, Behasque-Lapiste, Beyrie-sur-Joyeuse, Garris, Lantabat, Larribar-Sorhapuru, Luxe-Sumberraute, Ostabat-Asme, Saint-Palais and Uhart-Mixe.

This page in French: Visiter Orsanco