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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques

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

At the foot of the Pic Orhi, Larrau is a mountain village attached to his homeland. Neighborhoods scattered throughout the mountains are poetic names: "Ekhi Begia" (the eye of the sun), "Itzal Herria" (the village shaded). The village is grouped around the pediment and the church of Saint-Jean-Baptiste included in the inventory of historical monuments, containing a Romanesque apse and a Madonna in polychrome wood. The passage of the pilgrimage of Saint Jacques de Compostela, the priory church office and made a hospital for travelers.

Geographical information

Latitude43.0187570 (N 43° 1’ 8”)
Longitude-0.9557180 (W 0° 57’ 21”)
AltitudeFrom 319m to 2022m
Surface area126.80 km²
Population196 inhabitants
Density1 inhabitants/km²
PrefecturePau (74 km, 1:19)
Insee code64316
IntercommunalityCA du Pays Basque
TerritoriesAquitaine, Béarn-Basque Country, Pyrenees

Nearest cities & towns

Licq-Athérey11.1 km (15 min)
Etchebar14.2 km (22 min)
Haux14.3 km (20 min)
Lichans-Sunhar14.3 km (22 min)
Laguinge-Restoue14.4 km (20 min)
Tardets-Sorholus17.2 km (22 min)
Alos-Sibas-Abense18.2 km (24 min)
Montory18.7 km (25 min)
Trois-Villes19.5 km (26 min)
Sainte-Engrâce21 km (35 min)
Ossas-Suhare22 km (29 min)
Alçay-Alçabéhéty-Sunharette22 km (29 min)
Sauguis-Saint-Étienne22 km (29 min)
Lacarry-Arhan-Charritte-de-Haut24 km (34 min)

Things to see and do

Gorges and Holzarte Olhadubi reach 300 m. The famous suspension bridge of Holtzarte, 150 m high, is a must visit. Access is from the hostel Logibar. Allow 45 min / 1 hour to get to the bridge.

Iraty forest: the largest beech forest in Europe! A village of 40 cottages at 1300 m altitude, a ski resort skiing, snowshoeing, hiking to beautiful, summer entertainment, horse riding or pony are available as well as cycling.

Places of interest

Natural sites

Events and festivities

Fêtes Locales
Fêtes Locales


Of the suspended bridge to Holzarte Larrau (© OTS)
Of the suspended bridge to Holzarte Larrau (© OTS)
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The Gateway suspended from Holzarte to Larrau (© OTS)
The Gateway suspended from Holzarte to Larrau (© OTS)
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Larrau (© comcomxiberoa)
Larrau (© comcomxiberoa)
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Forest Iraty
Forest Iraty
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Chalets Iraty
Chalets Iraty
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Saturday 13 april
Min. 10°C - Max. 25°C
Sunday 14 april
Min. 14°C - Max. 24°C
Monday 15 april
Min. 7°C - Max. 14°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Visit to an artisanal espadrilles manufacturing workshop
Arts and Crafts5 € Mauléon-Licharre (24 km)
Rafting or hydrospeed in Basque Country
Sports sensations35 € to 60 € Bidarray (41 km)
Show at Cabaret La fourmi rouge
Entertainment35 € to 70 € Laàs (42 km)
Canyoning in the Ossau Valley
Sports sensations45 € to 70 € Castet (44 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
The Pic d'Orhy
Petrilare (Iraty Forest)
All-terrain bike itineraryIntermediate1:05Larrau
Stairs Peak/ Eskaleta - Trail
Peak of the stairs/ Eskaleta
HikeIntermediate2:50Mendive (10.1 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals



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