Photo : © OTPB

Ossès, the Basque artisanal village


Ossès, at the gateway into Basse Navarre, has a well-preserved and rich architectural heritage, notably its Bas-Navarrais style houses. You’ll enjoy discovering the surrounding nature on a bike ride along the banks of the Laka stream. The hike from the village will take you up to the Iparla ridges, Baïgura and Artzamendi peaks. The pride of the village is its artisanal area, where you can make the most of Basque craftsmanship.

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

Photo : © OTPB

Ossès, the artisanal village

Important events 


●       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

The Laka race in pictures

Photo : © Mr Errecalde

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