Tourism - Pyrénées-Atlantiques

Pyrénées-Atlantiques is a French department that is part of the Aquitaine region. It is surrounded by the departments of Landes, Gers and Hautes-Pyrénées as well as Spain. It is also bordered by the Gascogne gulf. The main cities are Pau, Bayonne and Oloron-Saint-Marie.

The Pays Basque is a land of contrast: with the La Rhune summit, the St Jean de Luz beach, the huge Iraty forest and green valleys of Adour and the Bidasoa.

The Bearn mountains are located in the middle of the regional natural park of the Pyrenées, which is stretched from Ossau and Aspe to the Aure Valleys. In summer activities are hiking, cycling, paragliding, refting, fishing and ski in winter.

Finally, the local culinary produces are the espelette pepper, Bayonne ham, Garbure, the Irouléguy wine or the Jurançon wine.

Top tourist cities in Pyrénées-Atlantiques


Tourism Pau : A modern city

Pau is the capital of the Pyrénées-Atlantiques département and the Bearn Region in France, bordering the Pyrenees. With its glorious past, and one of the most beautiful views of the nearby Pyrenees, Pau is undoubtedly the best destination to ...

Must : Le musée du Château, Musée des Beaux-arts de Pau


Tourism Bayonne : A city proud of his traditions

At the feet of the Pyrenees, on the Atlantic coast, Bayonne, 42.000 inhabitants, within an agglomeration of 200.000 inhabitants, profits of an exceptional geographical location: in the middle of the old city in front of the theatre, Nive which goes down from the Pays ...

Must : Musée basque et de l'histoire de Bayonne, Musée Léon-Bonnat


Tourism Oloron-Sainte-Marie

Sights Oloron-Sainte-Marie Church Saint-Croix of Oloron Cathedral Sainte-Marie Church Notre-Dame Church Saint-Pierre Former city hall and prison ( 1987 ) Castle of Legugnon Headed park