Villefranque tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Bayonne cathedral at 6 km from Villefranque

Visit Villefranque: highlights and tourist information

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Villefranque 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 Villefranque in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Bayonne cathedral at 6 km and Bayonne at 6 km.

Villefranque, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Bayonne cathedral

Bayonne cathedral

Cathedral at 6 km (direction north-north-west)

Bayonne cathedral is an imposing gothic style cathedral with a beautifully restored...

See Bayonne cathedral guide


at 6 km (direction north-north-west)

Bayonne is a lovely historic city with a cathedral, a substantial old...

See Bayonne guide


Seaside resort at 7 km (direction north-west)

Anglet, close to Biarritz, has several kilometres of beaches on the French...

See Anglet guide


Seaside resort at 10 km (direction west-north-west)

The 19th century architecture and lovely beach and coast combine to make...

See Biarritz guide


at 10 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Cambo-les-Bains guide


at 11 km (direction south)

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

See Espelette guide


at 12 km (direction south-west)

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

See Saint-Pee-sur-Nivelle guide


at 12 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Itxassou guide


Most Beautiful Village at 15 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Ainhoa guide
Ainhoa church of Notre-Dame

Ainhoa church of Notre-Dame

Church at 15 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Ainhoa church of Notre-Dame guide
La Bastide-Clairence

La Bastide-Clairence

Most Beautiful Village at 16 km (direction east)

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

See La Bastide-Clairence guide


Most Beautiful Village at 17 km (direction south-west)

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

See Sare guide


Seaside resort at 18 km (direction west-south-west)

A long established beach resort, Saint-Jean-de-Luz also has a lively and popular...

See Saint-Jean-de-Luz guide
Saint-Jean-de-Luz church

Saint-Jean-de-Luz church

Church at 18 km (direction west-south-west)

The church of Saint John the Baptist in Saint-Jean-de-Luz has a remarkable...

See Saint-Jean-de-Luz church guide

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Map of places to visit near Villefranque


Markets in and near Villefranque

  • Ustaritz: market Saturday (4km)
  • Bayonne: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (6km)
  • Anglet: market Thursday & Sunday (7km)
  • Cambo-les-Bains: market Wednesday & Friday (10km)
  • Boucau: market Saturday (10km)
  • Bidart: market Saturday (11km)
  • Labenne: market Friday & Tuesday - seasonal market only (17km)
  • Saint Jean de Luz: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (18km)
  • Ciboure: market Sunday (18km)
  • Urrugne: market Thursday (22km)

More information about Villefranque, Aquitaine

Tourist attractions near Villefranque, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de la villa Arnaga (10km)
  • Parc du Sarrat (44km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Marais d'Orx (19km)
  • Vallée des Aldudes (37km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Villefranque is in the south-west of France at 89 kilometres from Pau, the department capital (general information: Villefranque is 670 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Villefranque

Canton: Saint-Pierre-d'Irube

Arrondissement: Bayonne

Department: Pyrenees-Atlantiques

Region: Aquitaine

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 64990

Distance to Villefranque

from Pau (prefecture): 89 km

from Paris: 670 km

from Calais: 872 km

from Nice: 703 km

from Bordeaux: 171 km

from Strasbourg: 911 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 Villefranque from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Anglet, Arcangues, Bassussarry, Jatxou, Lahonce, Mouguerre, Saint-Pierre-d'Irube and Ustaritz.

This page in French: Visiter Villefranque