How to get to Aas

Flights from the UK

Ryanair flies direct from Stansted to Pau, which is the nearest airport at one hour's drive from Aas. Ryanair also fly into Biarritz - ideal for combining a beach and mountain holiday. Website :

Flybe flies from Bristol, Birmingham and Southampton to Toulouse, and from Bristol to Bordeaux, both around three hours drive from Aas. Website:

The best deals on car hire are generally through the airline websites.

Overland travel

Brittany ferries do crossings from Plymouth to Santander, five hours drive from Aas, and from Portsmouth to St Malo, nine hours drive away.Website:

P and O do crossings also from Portsmouth to Bilbao (worth a visit in itself), four hours drive from Aas. Website:


Geographic (GPS) coordinates: N 42°58.822'  and W 0°23.996'

Click here: Google map (Directions shown from Pau airport, change place name in Box A for other points of departure. The directions take you through Pau city)



Driving to Aas from Pau Pyrenees international airport

These directions take you on the ring road around Pau, avoiding the city centre

Leaving the airport , take the first right on the roundabout signposted Pau


At the next roundabout , take the first right signposted Saragosse
Continue following the signs to Saragosse (Note: one roundabout is not signposted Saragosse - follow the signs to Bayonne on this one roundabout) .
Go through the towns of Jurançon and take the bypass around Gan.


At the end of the bypass at Gan at the roundabout take the second exit , signposted Vallee d'Ossau
Continue following signs to Vallée d'Ossau at the next roundabout (first exit) and continue through the valley, past the towns of Rebenacq, Arudy and Louvie Juzon
(from Arudy on a clear day, you can see the Pic de Midi d'Ossau in the distance).

After the bridge at Louvie Juzon, take the second exit on the roundabout signposted Gourette, Espagne
Follow the signs across all roundabouts to Laruns.


At Laruns go through the town centre, following the signs "Toutes Directions". At the T junction follow the signs to Espagne.
Start ascending the mountain.
At the next junction,by the Fromagerie Casabonne, turn left, signposted Eaux Bonnes and Gourette.

In Eaux Bonnes, follow the one-way system around the square and drive down the other side.
Take the second turning on the right (not Gourette, Col d'Aubisque), by the Hotel de La Poste. There is a very small sign on the corner indicating Aas.
Follow the road (Rue de la Cascade) round past the Hotel du Valentin, down the hill and back up over a bridge.
On reaching the village of Aas 2 kilometres further on (village entrance marked by a stone cross) take the upper right hand fork , signposted Miellerie.
Pass a small parking area on the right, just after which there is a sharp steep turning to the right (first gear needed).

40 metres further on, the house is the second to last on the right, with double béarnais style natural wooden doors and a green sign reading Aas Gites.

Feel free to park outside the house to unload, after please park 20 metres further up on the left.