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Accous

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques

Accous - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques
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Built at the mouth of the circus Iseye, Accous, head of the canton of the Aspe Valley (13 municipalities) can be visited on foot ... or paragliding.

Here the mountain is divided between nature and culture: native flora, unique wildlife, and the last bears of the Pyrenees are born here ... Pastoralism is still very active, it also participates in the preservation of biodiversity. As such, the South Valley National Park is part of the Pyrenees.

The Aspe Valley has a vocation of ancestral pathway.

Geographical information

MunicipalityAccous
Postcode64490
Latitude42.9746820 (N 42° 58’ 29”)
Longitude-0.5990550 (W 0° 35’ 57”)
AltitudeFrom 420m to 2458m
Surface area60.68 km²
Population449 inhabitants
Density7 inhabitants/km²
PrefecturePau (63 km, 1h10)
Insee code64006
IntercommunalityCC de la Vallée d'Aspe
DepartmentPyrénées-Atlantiques
RegionAquitaine

Nearest cities & towns

Bedous3.3 km (7 min)
Lées-Athas4.5 km (9 min)
Osse-en-Aspe4.7 km (8 min)
Cette-Eygun6.8 km (8 min)
Sarrance9.9 km (13 min)
Lescun9.9 km (16 min)
Aydius10 km (19 min)
Borce10.4 km (14 min)
Etsaut10.6 km (13 min)
Urdos14.9 km (18 min)
Escot16.7 km (19 min)
Lourdios-Ichère18.5 km (24 min)
Asasp-Arros19.3 km (20 min)

Things to see and do

The museum of the Aspe valley, in a former dairy.

The church under the patronage of St Martin, burned in 1569, was rebuilt at the beginning of the 17th and restored in the nineteenth.

The detour is required district play, the Romanesque chapel of Saint Saturnin and its exterior corbels are unavoidable.

The chapel of St. Christau Aulet built in the 17th on the remains of an older, was busy in the practice of ancient rituals associated with water (three sources were cured of all ailments: sore eyes, leprosy, scabies ...). Remember to take a look at the bottom of the vault of the fountain of Cagots, along the road near the chapel.

Leisure activities: hiking, paragliding (paragliding).

Places of interest

Natural sites

Events and festivities

The festival village Accous leads every 3rd weekend of August, an original election: that of "Miss Potato. The winner sees his weight converted to potatoes!

A "race to the mountain, sports Pyrenean invaded this opportunity Pouey Hill.

In June and September, paragliding festival begins in two national competitions (Class B) are arranged on one of the most beautiful sites of free flight of the Pyrenees.

Photos

Accous and the valley of the west Aoulet
Accous and the valley of the west Aoulet
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A vulture above the Aspe Valley
A vulture above the Aspe Valley
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The Villages Accous, Lees Athas and Osse-en-Aspe
The Villages Accous, Lees Athas and Osse-en-Aspe
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Paragliding at sunset over Accous
Paragliding at sunset over Accous
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A Egyptian Vulture over Accous
A Egyptian Vulture over Accous
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Flight Accous before, and the valley of Arapoupe Aoulet
Flight Accous before, and the valley of Arapoupe Aoulet
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The takeoff of paragliding and Accous Valley Aydius
The takeoff of paragliding and Accous Valley Aydius
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Weather

Tuesday 26 may
Min. 9°C - Max. 13°C
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Wednesday 27 may
Min. 8°C - Max. 19°C
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Thursday 28 may
Min. 8°C - Max. 22°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

350 km of hiking trails, swimming or lazing around lakes Estaens, d'Arlet, downhill mountain bike, horseback ride, village fairs, festivals, visiting open-air museum, traditional market ... You'll be part of history when you walk on the Roman road to Peyranere, or on the road to Santiago, if you hike on the path of maturation, or if you visit the military heritage with strong Portalet (including Renovation is underway for an opening to the public).

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Tour and tasting at Eztigar cider works
CraftsFreeSaint-Just-Ibarre (44 km)
Canyoning in Hautes-Pyrénées
Sports sensations45 € to 480 € Lourdes (47 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Guided tour of Eaux-Bonnes
Village visitEasy1h00Eaux-Bonnes (16.9 km)
Soulor Pass - Val d'Azun, Pyrénées
HikeEasy1h15Arrens-Marsous (28 km)
Tech lake, Val d'Azun - Pyrénées
HikeEasy1h55Arrens-Marsous (29 km)
Suyen lake, Val d'Azun - Pyrénées
HikeEasy2h40Arrens-Marsous (29 km)
The Mills and Church of Arcizans-Dessus
Village visitEasy1h00Gaillagos (34 km)

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