Pyrenees Atlantiques Vacations

Spend a vacation or long weekend in Pyrenees Atlantiques, in Aquitaine, France, and experience the incredible faces, places, and stories this city has to offer.

It’s situated approximately 310 miles (499 kilometers) away from Marseille and about 110 miles (177 kilometers) from Bilbao, Spain.

To check out the wilderness for which Pyrenees Atlantiques is known, head out to some of its scenic natural havens. Two of the most visited of these around the city are La Rhune and Pic du Midi d'Ossau. Gorges de Kakuetta and Gorges d'Ehujarre are two more beautiful places to explore.

To discover the cultural side of this city, explore one of its many galleries and collections. Don’t miss the Musee Bernadotte, the Villa Arnaga and the popular Musee Jeanne d'Albret.

One of the nicest ways to experience the natural side of Pyrenees Atlantiques, is to grab your golf bag and head to the area’s excellent golf courses. Some of the best places to go are the Pau Golf Club, Pau-Artiguelouve Golf Club and the Epherra Golf Course.

The historic fortresses and castles in Pyrenees Atlantiques are well worth a visit. Chateau de Pau and Chateau de Sauveterre-de-Bearn are just some of the ancient castles in this ancient area.

Places to enjoy wintersports around Pyrenees Atlantiques include Pic de la Sagette and La Pierre-St-Martin Ski Resort. Both resorts have excellent trails and slopes.

Plan a trip to Lac de Fabreges or Lacs d'Ayous. These are two places where visitors of Pyrenees Atlantiques often escape to recharge their batteries. Take a walk or enjoy the gentle lapping of the water and if the weather is right, enjoy a paddle in the water.

During a tour of Pyrenees Atlantiques, you can’t miss the historical religious buildings. Learn all about the original construction methods of the Oloron Cathedral and the Notre Dame de St-Jean-Pied-de-Port as you admire the old buildings.

Listen for the shrieking cries of battles past at Pyrenees Atlantiques's historic defensive walls and buildings. The St-Jean-Pied-de-Port Citadel played an important role in keeping out enemy invaders over the years, but today welcomes travelers from all over the world.

Culture vultures will find plenty to cheer about at the Zenith de Pau, one of the most popular performance spaces in Pyrenees Atlantiques. Before showtime, why not sit down to a few drinks with friends at one of the nearby restaurants or bars.

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