The impressive castle of Pau, only one hour away
Typical Basque architecture with Espelette pepper hanging
The beautiful village of Bielle in the Ossau valley, Pyrenees
A white sand beach in the Basque country
Canyoning in the Pyrenees, fun for everyone!
Biarritz and its famous beaches
The basilica of Lourdes, only one hour away

Great days out from Fontaines d’Escot

Day trips ideas

If there is one thing you are not short of is choice in days trips from Fontaines d’Escot!

  • Spain is only 45 minutes away with the cities of Jaca and Zaragoza
  • The Pyrenees spread both east and west
  • The Basque country, the beaches and the Altantic ocean are only 1 hour away
  • The historical towns of Bearn are near and all deserve to be explored

The Basque country

The Basque country (Biarritz, Saint Jean de Luz, Bayonne, Saint Jean Pied de Port...) is located less than 30 minutes from Fontaines d’Escot.

Imagine its beautiful sand beaches facing the Atlantic ocean, its typical architecture with red colors, its lovely little villages... Truly the Basque country is a place to visit!

Do not miss out on the famous Basque gastronomy: axoa, Basque chicken (with red pepers), chipirons...


Sauveterre de Bearn, Salies de Bearn, Navarrenx… You may have never heard of these towns but you will be surprised by their rich historical background!

For more information about these towns please visit the tourist office of "Béarn des Gaves" .

In Oloron, the nearest town from Fontaines d’Escot, you will find a water park, Aqua Bearn .


The tourist office of Bedous regularly organises visits of the Fort du Portalet, a medieval fort that used to guard the Pyrenees.

Animal lovers will love wandering about the Parc Ours, a wildlife park with all the endemic species of the Pyrenees, including brown bears.

We also recommend you to discover the other valleys of the Pyrenees: the Ossau valley (east) and the Baretous valley (west).

In the Ossau valley families will love the vultures cliff as well as the little train of Artouste .

In the Baretous valley you will be able to admire the gorges of Kakuetta and swing from tree to tree at the Parc Aventure .


Lourdes, the basilica and the sanctuary are only one hour away from Fontaines d’Escot.

The train of Artouste in the Ossau valley
The train of Artouste in the Ossau valley