Oloron-Sainte-Marie The Essential
The Aspe and Ossau gaves (streams) meet in the middle, surrounded by the Jurançon countryside and vineyards stretching off into the distance, and on the horizon, the Pyrenees chain. It's a magnificent setting, ideal for a stopover. The town is worth visiting for its rich heritage, spread out over three neighbourhoods: the Quartier Ste-Croix which can be seen from the Romanesque ramparts of Bellevue Promenade; the Quartier Notre-Dame, around the church of the same name; and the Quartier Ste-Marie, around the cathedral which boasts a magnificent portal.
The Aspe Valley is accessible from