Ossès and its location
The village of Ossès (“Ortzaitze” in Basque) has an ideal geographical location to discover the Basse Navarre. Only 10 minutes from Saint-Étienne-de-Baïgorry and Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port (listed as one of “The Most Beautiful Villages in France”). The village of Bidarray with its GR10 trail and the Iparla ridges is only 5 minutes away, as is the Ospitalea Commandery in Irissarry. Finally, Saint-Martin-d’Arrossa, situated opposite Ossès, also offers stunning paths leading to the Larla mountain peak.
The village is overlooked by many legendary Basque Country mountain peaks, notably Artzamendi and Baïgura. The Laka stream runs through the village and its different quarters, adding to the tranquil atmosphere. The river Nive, which passes nearby, provides an opportunity to enjoy numerous water activities.
Not to be missed
Ossès vue du ciel
Ossès, the artisanal village
● Open day for the artisan village: every year, at the first weekend of May. Two days of parades, musical performances, concerts, craftmakers’ market, farmers’ market, shows...
● Village fête: every year, at the end of August
● Apple festival: every year, at the end of September