Rendez-vous in Oloron Sainte-Marie
Located in the southwest of France, the territory of Piedmont Oloronais and its main city, Oloron Sainte-Marie, are at the foot of the Pyrenees. The destination offers a wide choice of tours and activities, particularly the Pyrenean valleys Barétous, Aspe and Ossau, spas and ski resorts (La Pierre Saint-Martin, Le Somport and Gourette), not to mention Pau, Lourdes, the Basque coast less than an hour away and nearby Spain.
Piedmont Oloronais is a country where you do well to get a rest and do sports: hiking, rafting, fishing or cycling – for each to set out his program.
Labelled Pays d’Art et d’Histoire, the Béarn Pyrenees invite you to discover a unique heritage. The city of Oloron Sainte-Marie is one of them. She knew how to get the best of its rich heritage in industrial and commercial enterprises.
Wine lovers can explore the vineyards of the Jurançon and its wine route. Gastronomy lovers will appreciate the many local specialities and the flagship event of Oloron Sainte-Marie: "European Gastronomy days", awarded at the EDEN contest 2008 and which focused on the theme "Tourism and Intangible Heritage".
This festival is now held every two years and is dedicated to the promotion of traditional gastronomy as a lever for developing the cultural heritage. It allowed the city of Oloron Sainte-Marie and the Piedmont Oloronais region become a European tourist Destination of ExcelleNce in France.
Discovering Oloron Sainte-Marie!
- St Mary's Cathedral
- Treasury of Saint Mary’s Cathedral
- The district of Saint Mary’s Cathedral
- Holy Cross medieval district
- The heritage trail
- Haut-Béarn company train
- House of the master chocolate makers LINDT & SPRÜNGLI
Dates for your dairy !
From running races, the festival of jazz to the culinary arts, there is something for everyone in Piedmont Oloronais, and especially in Oloron Sainte Marie. Don’t waste time in discovering the many events that will make you love this area of character.
How to get there
By train :
TGV Paris-Pau – daily links with Oloron Sainte-Marie
By motorway :
Paris - Bordeaux - Pau (follow direction Saragosse) - Oloron-Sainte-Marie
Toulouse - Pau (follow direction Saragosse) - Oloron-Sainte-Marie
Bayonne - Oloron-Sainte-Marie
Saragosse - Jaca - Le Somport - Oloron-Sainte-Marie
By plane :
Airport of Pau-Pyrénées (links to Paris, Lyon and London).
Contact and useful linksTourist Office of Oloron Sainte-Marie
Allées du Comte de Tréville – BP 70010
64401 Oloron Sainte-Marie cédex
Tél. 00 33 (0) 5 59 39 98 00 - Fax : 00 33 (0) 5 59 39 43 97