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The Ossau Valley

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques

The Ossau Valley - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques
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At the heart of Béarn, in the French Pyrenees, lies the peaceful and verdant Ossau Valley. An ideal destination to recharge your batteries while making the most of the joys of nature...

In the heights of the town of Laruns nestles the charming little spa resort of Eaux-Bonnes, an unmissable place for anyone wishing to enjoy a rest and take advantage of the aqua-relaxation centre and the beauty and well-being treatments at the thermal spa.

The Ossau Valley is also full of natural wonders that you can admire in peace on a walking path or hiking trail.

Top spots in this unspoilt area include Lake Bious-Artigues, inhabited by brown and rainbow trout, a fisherman's delight; the museum area at the Vultures' Cliff (Falaise aux Vautours) in Aste-Béon, to learn about the life of the big Pyrenean birds of prey; the Ayous lakes, which you can admire on a day out hiking; the Pic du Midi in Ossau, popular with sporty types who enjoy walking and climbing; and the ski resort of Artouste, with its Lake Fabrèges and the highest tourist train in Europe!

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The Ossau Valley

Washeries Arudy
Washeries Arudy
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Canal
Canal
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Cowbells
Cowbells
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Lake Artouste ( © Jean Espirat )
Lake Artouste ( © Jean Espirat )
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Small train Artouste ( © Jean Espirat )
Small train Artouste ( © Jean Espirat )
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Train Artouste ( © Jean Espirat )
Train Artouste ( © Jean Espirat )
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Train Artouste ( © Jean Espirat )
Train Artouste ( © Jean Espirat )
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Train Artouste ( © Jean Espirat )
Train Artouste ( © Jean Espirat )
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Train Artouste ( © Jean Espirat )
Train Artouste ( © Jean Espirat )
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Train Artouste ( © Jean Espirat )
Train Artouste ( © Jean Espirat )
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Train Artouste ( © Jean Espirat )
Train Artouste ( © Jean Espirat )
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Train Artouste ( © Jean Espirat )
Train Artouste ( © Jean Espirat )
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Lac and refuge Ayous ( © Jean Espirat )
Lac and refuge Ayous ( © Jean Espirat )
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Premier Lake Ayous ( © Jean Espirat )
Premier Lake Ayous ( © Jean Espirat )
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Premier Lake Ayous ( © Jean Espirat )
Premier Lake Ayous ( © Jean Espirat )
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