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Why not try one or two tours; one around Orthez and another around Monein, each of these villages being well known for their ancient remains whether traditional, vernacular or religious.

The villages around Orthez

Bellocq, meaning beautiful place in Béarnais:

  •     Its bastide and fortress
  •     Traditional farms, half Béarnais and half Chalosse in their regional origins.

 Bonnut

  •     The 11th century church of Ste Marie de Castagnède
  •     Traditional farms, half Béarnais and half Chalosse in their regional origins.

 Sault-de-Navailles

  •     The remains of a mediaeval castle and its view
  •     The Church of Notre-Dame 

 Arthez-de-Béarn

  •     The Church of St Etienne
  •     The Chapels at Caubin, Nhaux and Cagnes

The villages around Monein

Sauvelade

  •     Its abbey
  •     The abbey church

Vielleségure

  •     Its bastide
  •     The church of St Bertrand de Cominges

 Lahourcade

  •     Its washhouse
  •     The Church of Ste Agathe

 Lucq de Béarn

  •     Its 17th century fountain
  •     The 11th century church of Saint-Vincent Diacre
  •     The old abbey

 Lacommande

  •     The Commanderie
  •     The Church of St Blaise
  •     The cemetary with its discoid stela.