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Saint-Jean-le-Vieux tourism and travel guide

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Visit Saint-Jean-le-Vieux: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Jean-le-Vieux is situated in the Pyrenees-Atlantiques department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port at 3 km and Saint-Palais at 22 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saint-Jean-le-Vieux, 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 Saint-Jean-le-Vieux in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port

Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port

at 3 km (direction west)

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

See Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port guide
Saint-Palais

Saint-Palais

at 22 km (direction north-east)

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

See Saint-Palais guide
Itxassou

Itxassou

at 25 km (direction north-west)

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

See Itxassou guide
Cambo-les-Bains

Cambo-les-Bains

at 27 km (direction north-west)

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

See Cambo-les-Bains guide
 
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Espelette

Espelette

at 28 km (direction north-west)

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

See Espelette guide
Ainhoa church of Notre-Dame

Ainhoa church of Notre-Dame

Church at 29 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Ainhoa church of Notre-Dame guide
Ainhoa

Ainhoa

Most Beautiful Village at 29 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Ainhoa guide
La Bastide-Clairence

La Bastide-Clairence

Most Beautiful Village at 30 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See La Bastide-Clairence guide
Sauveterre church of Saint-André

Sauveterre church of Saint-André

Church at 33 km (direction north-east)

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

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

Sauveterre-de-Bearn

at 34 km (direction north-east)

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

See Sauveterre-de-Bearn guide
Sare

Sare

Most Beautiful Village at 35 km (direction west-north-west)

Sare is one of several traditional Basque towns in the western Pyrenees,...

See Sare guide
Saint-Pee-sur-Nivelle

Saint-Pee-sur-Nivelle

at 36 km (direction west-north-west)

Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle is a small basque village with a popular leisure lake...

See Saint-Pee-sur-Nivelle guide
Laas

Laas

at 37 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Laas guide
La Rhune

La Rhune

Scenery at 39 km (direction west-north-west)

The Rhune is a small Pyrenees mountain that you can go up...

See La Rhune guide

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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Jean-le-Vieux

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Markets in and near Saint-Jean-le-Vieux

  • Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port: market Monday all day (3km)
  • Saint-Palais: market Friday (22km)
  • Cambo-les-Bains: market Wednesday & Friday (27km)
  • Tardets-Sorholus: market Monday (28km)
  • Ustaritz: market Saturday (34km)
  • Aramits: market Sunday (38km)
  • Navarrenx: market Wednesday (39km)
  • Salies-de-Bearn: market Thursday (40km)
  • Peyrehorade: market Wednesday & Saturday (43km)
  • Bayonne: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (43km)

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Tourist attractions near Saint-Jean-le-Vieux, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de la villa Arnaga (27km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Vallée des Aldudes (20km)
  • Forêt d'Iraty (20km)
  • Gorges d'Holzarté (28km)
  • Gorges de Kakouetta (34km)
  • Gorges de Kakoetta (34km)
  • Cirque de Sainte-Engrâce (36km)
  • Cirque de Saint-Engrace (36km)
  • Gorges d'Ehujarre (37km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

 
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Geography and distances

Saint-Jean-le-Vieux is in the south-west of France at 69 kilometres from Pau, the department capital (general information: Saint-Jean-le-Vieux is 689 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Jean-le-Vieux

Canton: Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port

Arrondissement: Bayonne

Department: Pyrenees-Atlantiques

Region: Aquitaine

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 64220

Distance to Saint-Jean-le-Vieux

from Pau (prefecture): 69 km

from Paris: 689 km

from Calais: 896 km

from Nice: 686 km

from Bordeaux: 192 km

from Strasbourg: 917 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 Saint-Jean-le-Vieux from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 17 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Ahaxe-Alciette-Bascassan, Aincille, Ainhice-Mongelos, Ascarat, Bussunarits-Sarrasquette, Bustince-Iriberry, Caro, Gamarthe, Ispoure, Jaxu, Lacarre, Lasse, Lecumberry, Mendive, Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, Saint-Michel and Uhart-Cize.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Jean-le-Vieux

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