Let's explore a charming town of Oloron Sainte Marie and taste Jurançon wines!
In Béarn, the villages have kept their old charm. Heritage lovers will adore these places full of museums, art workshops, castles and ancient fortifications. The small town of Oloron-Sainte-Marie, located at the edge of the Aspe and Ossau valleys in Béarn, is one of the germs with its remarkable architectural heritage.
Oloron can be visited in all seasons. From the Bellevue promenade, you can see the snow-capped peaks of the Pyrenees in winter. In spring plants come back to life and decorate the city, in summer the flowers invade the streets, and in autumn the whole district is tinged with orange.
It will also be possible to have some wine tasting in this very famous vineyards area.
We can meet in Pau and then go to Oloron (about 45 minutes by car). We will start our tour admiring picturesque houses with their balconies overhanging the Gave d'Aspe. Then we will visit the roman-gothic Sainte-Marie Cathedral with its magnificently decorated portal dating from the 12th century. Our next stop will be the medieval town around the Saint-Croix church dating back to the end of the 11th century. Here you can see the Tour de Grede, a tower from medieval times. You can climb the stairs to see lovely views, and then walk along the ramparts with stunning views across the rooftops of Oloron-Sainte-Marie and the surrounding hills.
We can also have lunch in one of the local restaurants and taste some local food.
On the way back to Pau we can stop for wine tasting in one of the famous vineyards in Jurançon.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 8 hours
I will pick you up in my car, a Peugeot 5008. It is also possible to rent a minivan for bigger groups. I can help you arrange it.
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 euros - lunch and souvenirs
- Personal Expenses
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
No restrictions apply to my tours