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Saint-Palais tourism and travel guide

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Visit Saint-Palais: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: Saint-Palais is a small town on the Bidouze river in the historic Navarre region of south-west France

Saint-Palais 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 Saint-Palais. For detailed visitor information see the Saint-Palais travel guide.

Popular places to visit nearby include Sauveterre-de-Bearn at 11 km and Laas at 16 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saint-Palais, 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-Palais in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Sauveterre church of Saint-André

Sauveterre church of Saint-André

Church at 11 km (direction north-east)

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

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

Sauveterre-de-Bearn

at 11 km (direction north-east)

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

See Sauveterre-de-Bearn guide
Laas

Laas

at 16 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Laas guide
Salies-de-Bearn

Salies-de-Bearn

at 18 km (direction north-east)

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

See Salies-de-Bearn guide
 
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La Bastide-Clairence

La Bastide-Clairence

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

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

See La Bastide-Clairence guide
Navarrenx

Navarrenx

at 22 km (direction east)

Navarrenx is a traditional fortified French bastide town in...

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

Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port

at 24 km (direction south-west)

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

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

Orthez

at 28 km (direction east-north-east)

The 13th century stone bridge across the river is...

See Orthez guide
Itxassou

Itxassou

at 30 km (direction west)

Less visited than some of the traditional Basque villages...

See Itxassou guide
Cambo-les-Bains

Cambo-les-Bains

at 30 km (direction west)

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

See Cambo-les-Bains guide
Espelette

Espelette

at 33 km (direction west)

Home of red hot chillies, Espelette is a very...

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

Cathedral Saint-Marie in Oloron-Sainte-Marie

Cathedral at 37 km (direction east-south-east)

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

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

Ainhoa

Most Beautiful Village at 38 km (direction west)

Betwen sea and mountains, the basque village of Ainhoa...

See Ainhoa guide
Oloron-Sainte-Marie

Oloron-Sainte-Marie

at 38 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Oloron-Sainte-Marie guide

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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Palais

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Markets in and near Saint-Palais

Market days in Saint-Palais: weekly market: Friday;

  • Saint-Palais: market Friday (0km)
  • Salies-de-Bearn: market Thursday (18km)
  • Navarrenx: market Wednesday (22km)
  • Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port: market Monday all day (24km)
  • Peyrehorade: market Wednesday & Saturday (25km)
  • Orthez: market Tuesday (27km)
  • Tardets-Sorholus: market Monday (28km)
  • Cambo-les-Bains: market Wednesday & Friday (30km)
  • Aramits: market Sunday (34km)
  • Mourenx: market Wednesday & Saturday (35km)

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Tourist attractions near Saint-Palais, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de la villa Arnaga (30km)
  • Parc du Sarrat (42km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt d'Iraty (37km)
  • Gorges d'Holzarté (37km)
  • Vallée des Aldudes (40km)
  • Gorges de Kakouetta (41km)
  • Gorges de Kakoetta (41km)
  • Cirque de Saint-Engrace (41km)
  • Cirque de Sainte-Engrâce (41km)
  • Marais d'Orx (42km)
  • Gorges d'Ehujarre (43km)
  • Vallée d'Aspe (55km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

 
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Geography and distances

Saint-Palais is in the south-west of France at 54 kilometres from Pau, the department capital (general information: Saint-Palais is 668 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Palais

Canton: Saint-Palais

Arrondissement: Bayonne

Department: Pyrenees-Atlantiques

Region: Aquitaine

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 64120

Distance to Saint-Palais

from Pau (prefecture): 54 km

from Paris: 668 km

from Calais: 875 km

from Nice: 671 km

from Bordeaux: 172 km

from Strasbourg: 895 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-Palais from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 14 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Amendeuix-Oneix, Arberats-Sillegue, Arbouet-Sussaute, Beguios, Behasque-Lapiste, Beyrie-sur-Joyeuse, Domezain-Berraute, Gabat, Garris, Larribar-Sorhapuru, Lohitzun-Oyhercq, Luxe-Sumberraute, Orsanco and Uhart-Mixe.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Palais

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