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Orthevielle

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Orthevielle - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Landes
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Orthevielle is a commune in the Landes, in the Aquitaine region, 30 km north-west of Bayonne, on the edge of the department of Pyrénées-Atlantiques.

Its territory of nearly 14 km², at the crossroads of the Landes and the Basque Country, is located in the heart of the Pays d'Orthe, former viscount of Gascony under the Ancien Régime. It is bordered on the south by the course Gaves Gathered which flows into the Adour a few downstream to the west.

Already occupied during Antiquity, hence its name, which can be translated from Latin by "farms surrounded by gardens", the village developed around his church in the Middle Ages, the rest of the town retaining a rural, agricultural and wooded landscape. The environment has however evolved over the centuries: once, marshes punctuated the plain. Dried, they were first devolved to pastures, then became cornfields and also dedicated, more recently, to the cultivation of kiwis.

Its heritage, the serenity of its green environment make Orthevielle (about 900 inhabitants) a pleasant stage near the Atlantic coast, the Landes forest and even the Pyrenees.

Geographical information

MunicipalityOrthevielle
Postcode40300
Latitude43.5513940 (N 43° 33’ 5”)
Longitude-1.1466090 (W 1° 8’ 48”)
AltitudeFrom 1m to 106m
Surface area13.94 km²
Population954 inhabitants
Density68 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureMont-de-Marsan (85 km, 1h10)
Insee code40212
IntercommunalityCC Pays d'Orthe et Arrigans
DepartmentLandes
TerritoryAquitaine, Gascony
RegionNew-Aquitaine

Nearest cities & towns

Port-de-Lanne4 km (5 min)
Peyrehorade4.8 km (8 min)
Saint-Étienne-d'Orthe6.5 km (11 min)
Oeyregave6.6 km (12 min)
Cauneille7.5 km (10 min)
Bélus8 km (10 min)
Saint-Lon-les-Mines8.1 km (9 min)
Hastingues8.2 km (14 min)
Sorde-l'Abbaye8.3 km (12 min)
Sames10.6 km (15 min)
Sainte-Marie-de-Gosse10.8 km (12 min)
Léren11.5 km (14 min)
Pey12 km (12 min)
Cagnotte12.5 km (16 min)

Things to see and do

The Saint-Pierre church is the jewel of the heritage of the town. It dates to its oldest parts of the fifteenth century and was originally endowed with defensive elements, such machicolations that were destroyed. Built in a Gothic style on a rocky outcrop, with a tower-porch, its bell tower is from the sixteenth century and, in the eighteenth, the nave and choir were remodeled and raised while a collateral was added. Inside, in addition to the stucco decor made in the nineteenth century, the marble altar was signed by the Mazetti brothers and dates from the 1780s. Note also a painting of Saint Pierre from 1882 and stained glass made by the workshop Dagrand de Bordeaux during the second half of the 19th century.

On the village and its surroundings, several "caveries" are to be seen. This is noble homes quite massive, with defensive elements, but whose owners did not rank as lords. Most have been reworked, but mention the caverie Montgaillard (already mentioned in the fourteenth), those of Peyroux, where St. Vincent de Paul would have stayed, Gestède, and finally Lassale, some elements were taken in the framework of a posterior construction.

In another register, but very charming and conferring on the village a picturesque and authentic aspect, the pretty and monumental fountain of Pampara, in the heart of the village, dates from 1925 and nearby, one can observe a wash-house still in activity. Two others are also visible on the town: those of "La Bareyre" and "Lacoume".

Finally, old mills have been little or less preserved from the ravages of time.

These sites can be included in a hike. Several circuits have been drawn and marked on the town. One is thus devoted to the town and its close surroundings, a second in the rivers (rivers) and their environment, a third in the Barthes area, these former dry marshes and now cultivated. Other loops include incursions into neighboring communes. Brochures and information on +33 5 58 73 05 90 or, for circuits including the whole of the Pays d'Orthe, call +33 5 58 06 89 89.

A health trail of 3 km lined with playful equipment, drawn between fields and wooded parcels, is also available on the locality. Information on +33 5 58 73 05 90.

The Cours des Gaves Réunis is finally an ideal exercise ground for fishing enthusiasts. Learn about the regulations at +33 5 58 73 43 79.

Events and festivities

The first weekend of July, patronal festivals with balls, gourmet entertainment, outdoor show, fireworks.

Photos

The wash house and Saint-Pierre church seen from Pampara square
The wash house and Saint-Pierre church seen from Pampara square
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The laundry
The laundry
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The village and the Saint-Pierre church
The village and the Saint-Pierre church
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The village
The village
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St. Peter's Church
St. Peter's Church
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St. Peter's Church
St. Peter's Church
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The interior of St. Peter's Church
The interior of St. Peter's Church
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The village
The village
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The village
The village
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The village
The village
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The village
The village
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The village
The village
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The interior of St. Peter's Church
The interior of St. Peter's Church
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The interior of St. Peter's Church
The interior of St. Peter's Church
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The monument to the dead
The monument to the dead
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Weather

Wednesday 20 january
Min. 5°C - Max. 15°C
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Thursday 21 january
Min. 10°C - Max. 17°C
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Friday 22 january
Min. 8°C - Max. 14°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Water Jump springboards on Lake Arroques
Sports sensations10 € to 22 € Guiche (6.4 km)
Canoe ride along the Gave d’Oloron
Sports sensations9 € to 90 € Sorde-l'Abbaye (8 km)
Sailing lessons on Hossegor marine lake
Sports sensations15 € to 179 € Soorts-Hossegor (27 km)
Surfing lessons on Le Penon beach
Sports sensations33 € Seignosse (29 km)
Karting on an outdoor track
Entertainment14 € to 18 € Magescq (29 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Sames - The Bastide Clairence (Equestrian)
Horse rideEasy4h55Orthevielle
La Bidouze educational trail
HikeEasy3h00Guiche (6.5 km)
Pessarou (equestrian)
Horse rideEasy3h50Came (9.1 km)
Sames (equestrian)
Horse rideEasy6h55Came (9.1 km)
The bastide clairence - pessarou (equestrian)
Horse rideEasy2h05La Bastide-Clairence (15.9 km)

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