Orthez tourism and travel guide

Photo of Orthez in Pyrenees-Atlantiques

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

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.

Orthez is situated in the Pyrenees-Atlantiques department and Aquitaine region (now part of the region), in the south-west of France at 39 kilometres from Pau, the department capital (general information: Orthez is 644 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Sauveterre-de-Bearn at 16 km and Navarrenx at 19 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 .

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


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

Map of places to visit near Orthez

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

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)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Orthez

Canton: Orthez

Arrondissement: Pau

Department: Pyrenees-Atlantiques

Region: Aquitaine

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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

Orthez 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 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