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Orthez tourism and travel guide

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Visit Orthez: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: The 13th century stone bridge across the river is the highlight of your visit to Orthez

Orthez 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 Orthez. For detailed visitor information see the Orthez travel guide.

Popular places to visit nearby include Laas at 13 km and Sauveterre-de-Bearn at 16 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Orthez, 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 Orthez in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Salies-de-Bearn

Salies-de-Bearn

at 12 km (direction west)

The small town of Salies-de-Bearn is a pleasure to...

See Salies-de-Bearn guide
Laas

Laas

at 13 km (direction south-south-west)

Laas is a pretty village with a castle and roman...

See Laas guide
Sauveterre-de-Bearn

Sauveterre-de-Bearn

at 16 km (direction west-south-west)

The view from the terrace in front of the church in...

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

Sauveterre church of Saint-André

Church at 16 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Sauveterre church of Saint-André guide
 
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Navarrenx

Navarrenx

at 19 km (direction south)

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

See Navarrenx guide
Saint-Palais

Saint-Palais

at 27 km (direction west-south-west)

Saint-Palais is a small town on the Bidouze river...

See Saint-Palais guide
Dax

Dax

at 32 km (direction north-west), in the Landes department

Established as a spa since Roman times, Dax is a...

See Dax guide
Oloron-Sainte-Marie

Oloron-Sainte-Marie

at 36 km (direction south-south-east)

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

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

Cathedral Saint-Marie in Oloron-Sainte-Marie

Cathedral at 36 km (direction south-south-east)

The cathedral of Sainte-Marie is best known for its remarkable...

See Cathedral Saint-Marie in Oloron-Sainte-Marie guide
Church Sainte-Croix in Oloron-Sainte-Marie

Church Sainte-Croix in Oloron-Sainte-Marie

Church at 36 km (direction south-south-east)

The Church Sainte-Croix is an interesting roman style church built...

See Church Sainte-Croix in Oloron-Sainte-Marie guide
La Bastide-Clairence

La Bastide-Clairence

Most Beautiful Village at 39 km (direction west)

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

See La Bastide-Clairence guide
Chateau de Pau

Chateau de Pau

Castle at 39 km (direction east-south-east)

The Chateau de Pau is an impressive combination of...

See Chateau de Pau guide
Pau

Pau

at 40 km (direction east-south-east)

The large town of Pau is well known for the...

See Pau guide
Aire-sur-l'Adour

Aire-sur-l'Adour

at 48 km (direction east-north-east), in the Landes department

Aire-sur-l'Adour is a pleasant town with a cathedral in...

See Aire-sur-l'Adour guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Pyrenees-Atlantiques

Map of places to visit near Orthez

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Markets in and near Orthez

Market days in Orthez: weekly market: Tuesday;

  • Orthez: market Tuesday (0km)
  • Salies-de-Bearn: market Thursday (12km)
  • Amou: market Sunday (12km)
  • Arthez-de-Bearn: market Saturday (14km)
  • Mourenx: market Wednesday & Saturday (18km)
  • Navarrenx: market Wednesday (18km)
  • Artix: market Wednesday & Sunday (20km)
  • Hagetmau: market Wednesday all day (24km)
  • Monein: market Monday (25km)
  • Saint-Palais: market Friday (27km)

More information about Orthez, Aquitaine

Tourist attractions near Orthez, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du château de Momas (28km)
  • Parc du Sarrat (33km)
  • Jardins du château de Viven (34km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo d'Asson (58km)
 
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Geography and distances

Orthez is in the south-west of France at 39 kilometres from Pau, the department capital (general information: Orthez is 644 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Orthez

Canton: Orthez

Arrondissement: Pau

Department: Pyrenees-Atlantiques

Region: Aquitaine

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 64300

Distance to Orthez

from Pau (prefecture): 39 km

from Paris: 644 km

from Calais: 853 km

from Nice: 649 km

from Bordeaux: 151 km

from Strasbourg: 868 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 Orthez from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Baigts-de-Bearn, Biron, Castetis, Castetner, Ozenx-Montestrucq, Saint-Boes, Salles-Mongiscard, Sallespisse and Sarpourenx.

This page in French: Visiter Orthez

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