La Vallée d'Ossau et Réserve Naturelle d'Ossau

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Province : The Pyrenean Valleys

  • English
    • The Ossau Valley is one of the three great valleys of Béarn. It stretches from Col du Pourtalet in the town of Laruns, on the Spanish border, to Arudy, on the outskirts of Pau.
      The meadows and mountain lawns are crossed by the Gaves d'Ossau, Brousset and many streams.
      The Ossau Valley is also very famous for Canyoning.

      Find out more: Read our article on Canyoning in Béarn

      This large valley is therefore a land of pasture and the pastoral tradition is strong there. You will visit charming Pyrenean villages and shepherds'huts. Do not miss to taste the delicious cheeses of Béarn and, in particular, the summer cheeses, with such a floral taste and such a delicate fragrance.

      The good idea : To immerse yourself in the pastoral culture of the Ossau valley , La Ferme Frady welcomes you for a tasting of its cheeses and a discovery of its Mohair creations.

      The Ossau Nature Reserve aims to protect the last specimens of griffon vultures, nesting on the cliffs of Castet. The entire Ossau Valley is also part of the Pyrenees National Park , preserving all the local flora and fauna, typical of the Pyrenean mountains of Béarn.
      The Maison du Parc explains the specificities of this natural space and provides you with hiking trails.

      The good idea :Try climbing the Pic d'Escurets to discover the Ossau Valley.

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Traveller Reviews La Vallée d'Ossau et Réserve Naturelle d'Ossau

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  • FLB 91

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by FLB 91 on 10/08/2021

    Very beautiful valley, Artouste train to do

  • Simon Menanteau

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by Simon Menanteau on 19/01/2021

    Beautiful to cry

  • Mylène Arquey

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Mylène Arquey on 16/06/2020

Ride around

Le lac de Castet à Bielle en Vallée d'Ossau

Le lac de Castet à Bielle en Vallée d'Ossau
Le lac de Castet à Bielle en Vallée d'Ossau

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New Ossaloise 2018

New Ossaloise 2018
New Ossaloise 2018

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L'Ossaloise : 3ème épreuve du Challenge d'Ossau

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La Vallée d'Ossau et Réserve Naturelle d'Ossau

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Réserve naturelle à Castet

GPS coordinates

43° 4'12.1"N, 0° 24'59.38"W

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