Pyrénées-Atlantiques (64)

Pyrénées-AtlantiquePyrénées-Atlantiques is a department in the region of Aquitaine in the southwest of France. Its name comes from the Pyrénées Mountains on the east and the Atlantic Ocean on the west. Pyrénéés-Atlantiques shares its southern border with Spain. Otherwise it is bordered by the French departments of Landes, Hautes-Pyrénées and Gers.

Pyrénées-Atlantiques was formerly the provinces of Guyenne, Béarn, Gascony and part of the northern Basque Country. The traditional languages of Gascon and Basque still survive in parts of the department.

Pyrénées-Atlantiques is a land of contrast. The west coast is renowned for its warm climate, sandy beaches and resorts; notably Biarritz. The east of the department is renowned for the snow capped Pyrénées mountains, skiing and the Parc National des Pyrénées. In-between the natural slopes of the department and the warm, dry climate is perfect for vineyards.

Biarritz Casino, Pyrénées-Atlantique, Aquitaine Biarritz

Prefecture - Pau

Places of Interest

Bayonne, Biarritz, Cibourne, Saint Jean de Luz – historic towns on the coast, frequented by Europe’s rich and famous.
Orthez – historic market town
Pau – Departmental capital, in the shadow of the mountains and the Parc National des Pyrénées

Weather in Pyrénées Atlantiques

Travelling to the Pyrénées Atlantiques

FerryTravelling by Ferry

French Terminal St Malo Caen Le havre Dieppe Roscoff Cherbourg Calais Dunkerque
Approx. journey time to Pau 7hr 45min 8hr 05min 8hr 45min 9hr 05min 9hr 05min 9hr 15min 10hr 30min 10hr 35min

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PlaneNearest Airports:

Airport Pau Biarritz Bordeaux
Approx. journey time to Pau - 1hr 20min 2hr 10min



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TrainTGV Stations in Aquitaine:

Arcachon, Bayonne, Biarritz, Bordeaux, Dax, Facture, Hendaye, Libourne, St-Jean-de-Luz