Navarrenx has the "Prettiest villages in France" seal of approval.
A small, completely renovated house, in a typical local style has earned a 3-épi classification under the new rules of the 'Gîtes de France' association. It lies in a market town of an authentic, pastoral village in the Oloron mountain stream valley. Set on the borders or Béarn and the Basque Country, halfway between the sea and the mountain. We are 1.5 km away from Navarrenx city centre. Navarrenx itself is a medieval town known as the salmon fishing capital of the world and an eco-friendly holiday destination listed by the Station Verte de Vancances organisation. From September 2014, it is also among the closed, and prestigious, circle of France's prettiest villages (Plus Beaux Villages de France).
The covered terrace with garden furniture and a barbecue gives onto a beautiful garden adorned with trees and flowers. It is completely fenced-in and much appreciated. A walking trail starts right on the gite's doorstep. Herds of cattle and ewes cross the village. Other highlights include the cuisine and the friendly inns with menus that come to around € 11. There are farmer's markets and stands selling fresh produce.
The surrounding hills have a plethora of hiking trails. You can gaze at the Pyrenees from the stunning viewpoints.
Bearn des Gaves listed as a region rich in art and history (Pays d'Art d'Histoire) by the French Culture Ministry, is the new tourist destination between Béarn and the Basque Country. Here the art of living is set back from the vast traffic networks at the heart of an unspoilt natural setting. The latest holidaymaker marvelled that time seems to stand still here in the valley of the Oloron mountain streams.
There are family-run inns, farmers markets, and walking trails. Discover the festivals, markets, and concerts, as well as the summer entertainment. Recreational line-fishing; the Jurançon AOC wine route; and guided tours of the medieval sites, castles and mansions. Downhill trips on the mountain streams include rafting and kayaking the 20 km from Navarrenx to Sauveterre-de-Béarn. There are places to swim and sports to fish trout and salmon. This is a perfect place for relaxing holidays getting in touch with nature. Discover the rich history of both Béarn and the Basque Country.