Gîte in the Pyrenees South West France Activity Holidays in SW France



The Area

Oloron Sainte Marie is a fairly large town, with 3 large churches (one being the Cathédrale Sainte Marie) and is on the pilgrimage route of St Jaques de Compostella. There are several supermarkets, bakers, restaurants, banks, etc, and a market on Friday mornings. The Office de Tourisme has a website on www.oloron-ste-marie.fr, which gives more details.

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The other main town in the area is Pau, it has the nearest airport (served by Ryanair from Stansted - about a 40 minute drive from the house). Their website is www.pau.fr.

The Atlantic coast is about a 1 hour 30 minute drive away; the Spanish border and ski resorts are approximately 45 minutes.