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

In this part of Beam when you enter the valley of Ossau you will surely appear as one of the most endearing if only you go to discover the variety of its landscapes and its heritage.

Arudy Gate Valley of 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 Aruri Eruri or mentioned during the 13th century takes its final name of Arudy in the late Middle Ages.

The plan of the old city: It is known from a register established in the 18th century during a trial, which gives, for the years 1775-1776, the axes of urban development on the eve of the Revolution, development begun in the twelfth-thirteenth centuries, revealing for the first time the existence of a parish and the city name "Eruri" (originally Euskarian). The modern cadastre early 19th century show that the central structure of the city has changed little since the Middle Ages.

The current city was built over the centuries, and the architecture of its streets and houses tells the story of its development, the Middle Ages to today.

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

It is a resort for relaxation and rest. Administrative and commercial center, has Arudy all shops and services essential 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
Population2289 inhabitants
Density81 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


Lavoirs - Arudy
Lavoirs - Arudy
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Friday 27 march
Min. 5°C - Max. 10°C
Saturday 28 march
Min. 6°C - Max. 12°C
Sunday 29 march
Min. 7°C - Max. 11°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Canyoning in the West Pyrenees
Sports sensations40 € to 60 € Lons (23 km)
Canyoning in the High Pyrenees
Sports sensations45 € to 480 € Lourdes (31 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)
The Mills and Church of Arcizans-Dessus
Village visitEasy1h00Gaillagos (24 km)
Nerbiou Peak
HikeEasy2h00Beaucens (33 km)
Lake Isaby
HikeEasy1h00Artalens-Souin (34 km)
Mourquey Cape
HikeIntermediate1h00Artalens-Souin (34 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals