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Arudy - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques

In this part of Béarn where you enter the valley of Ossau you will surely appear as one of the most endearing as long as you set out to explore the variety of its landscapes and its heritage.

Arudy, gateway to the Ossau: Busy last 11 000 years by human Pyrenean, Arudy extends the center of an ancient glacial basin, home of the first core habitat of the valley of Ossau. The village of Aruri or Eruri mentioned from the thirteenth century to take its final name Arudy at the end of the Middle Ages.

The plan of the old city: It is known to us from a register established in the eighteenth century during a trial, which gives, for the 1775-1776 year, the axes of urban development on the eve of the Revolution, development began in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, revealing for the first time the existence of a parish and the city name "Eruri" (Original Euskarian). The modern cadastre early nineteenth century show that the central structure of the city has changed little since the Middle Ages.

The present city was erected over the centuries, and the architecture of its streets and houses tells the story of its development from the Middle Ages to the present.

Open to both the foothills and mountains, it offers, in a typical landscape and remarkable different tracks discovery in the history of the valley and its cultural heritage through the House of Ossau and routes that it offers.

This is one of relaxation and rest station. Administrative and commercial center, Arudy has all the shops and services necessary for a pleasant stay.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude43.1055430 (N 43° 6’ 20”)
Longitude-0.4284760 (W 0° 25’ 43”)
AltitudeFrom 310m to 1446m
Surface area28.23 km²
Population2263 inhabitants
Density80 inhabitants/km²
PrefecturePau (26 km, 34 min)
Insee code64062
IntercommunalityCC de la Vallée d'Ossau

Nearest cities & towns

Izeste2.9 km (8 min)
Sévignacq-Meyracq3 km (6 min)
Louvie-Juzon3.3 km (5 min)
Sainte-Colome4.3 km (9 min)
Bescat4.5 km (8 min)
Buzy4.5 km (8 min)
Castet5.4 km (9 min)
Buziet6.6 km (10 min)
Bielle7.1 km (10 min)
Bilhères9 km (13 min)
Rébénacq9 km (13 min)
Ogeu-les-Bains9.3 km (14 min)
Lasseubetat10.8 km (17 min)
Lys10.8 km (18 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Leisure centres
Natural sites

Events and festivities


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Laundries - Arudy
Laundries - Arudy
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Carp fishing and sturgeon
Nature and the great outdoors270 € Lons (23 km)
Canyoning in Hautes-Pyrénées
Sports sensations45 € to 480 € Lourdes (31 km)
Vertige de l'Ardour: Via Ferrata Course in the Heart of the Pyrenees – Near the Pic de Midi
Sports sensations39 € Bagnères-de-Bigorre (42 km)
Canyon descent in the Pyrenees
Sports sensations40 € to 460 € Bagnères-de-Bigorre (47 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Guided tour of Eaux-Bonnes
Village visitEasy1h00Eaux-Bonnes (14.8 km)
Soulor Pass - Val d'Azun, Pyrénées
HikeEasy1h15Arrens-Marsous (21 km)
The Mills and Church of Arcizans-Dessus
Village visitEasy1h00Gaillagos (24 km)
Tech lake, Val d'Azun - Pyrénées
HikeEasy1h55Arrens-Marsous (25 km)
Suyen lake, Val d'Azun - Pyrénées
HikeEasy2h40Arrens-Marsous (28 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals