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Quiet as a lake ?

Stroll along beside a lake,walk  along the Gave de Pau, breathe deep... From small wild lakes to large landscaped areas, opportunities to relax at the water's edge abound.

You don't like the sun ? 

The Abos lake, the lake of Grecq in Orthez and the Aubin lake at Doazon offer shaded footpaths.

Looking for a place to go to jogging or swimming ?

The lake at the Orthez-Biron leisure centre is a delight for sporty types... and everyone else.

Do you like birds ?

See you at the Artix-Pardies-Besingrand lake. This artificial lake is a breeding ground for migratory birds that can be watched with a free telescope.

You'll love !

  • the diversity of the lakes
  • the gave de Pau in the wild
  • fishing


Béarn is dotted with lakes and small streams. Nearly 300 km of rivers and streams (1st and 2nd category) allow brown trout, rainbow trout and others to be caught. Beginners and seasoned fishermen will find great joy in our rivers. We also offer something that is rare in France,a "No Kill " course.(catch and release) at the lakes of Barthes at Biron. The basin of the Baïses and other tributaries of the Gave extend over the slopes separating the valley of the Gave de Pau and that of the Gave d’Oloron. You can have a spot of quiet fishing.


If you like it more sporty, the Gave de Pau is 2nd category from Lescar to Peyrehorade: carp, pike, pikeperch... There are many wild banks along the gave. A paradise for fishermen !

Plus d'informations 

AAPPMA La Gaule Orthézienne  -  
les coins de pêches à Orthez
AAPPMA des Baïses -
AAPPMA Le Pesquit -
AAPPMA La Gaule Paloise -