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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
Population198 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)
Lichans-Sunhar14.3 km (22 min)
Haux14.3 km (20 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


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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Sunday 2 october
Min. 12°C - Max. 23°C
Monday 3 october
Min. 13°C - Max. 26°C
Tuesday 4 october
Min. 12°C - Max. 26°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Visit an espadrille factory
Arts and Crafts1 € Chéraute (25 km)
Horse or pony ride at the foot of the mountains
Sports sensations27 € Anhaux (32 km)
Rafting or hydrospeed in Basque Country
Sports sensations33 € to 56 € Bidarray (41 km)
Canyoning in the Ossau Valley
Sports sensations45 € to 320 € Castet (44 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Bagargui Pass
All-terrain bike itineraryAthletic1:20Larrau
The peak of Orhy
Raquettes in Iraty
Snowshoe hikeEasy5:35Larrau
Occabé cromlechs
HikeEasy1:55Lecumberry (12.5 km)
Mountain bike N°4 - Ridges of Issarbe
All-terrain bike itineraryEasy55 minLanne-en-Barétous (13 km)

Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals



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