A network to discover

The Network for the Interpretation of Architecture and Heritage (RIAP) is composed of museums, ecomuseums and discovery spaces spread throughout the Béarnaises Pyrenees.

Its members invite you to discover the territory thanks to their exhibitions and their animations. Do not hesitate to cross their doors!

Oloron Sainte-Marie

Bedat's villa

The permanent exhibition of 200m² invites you to discover the intangible heritage - the know-how, traditions and customs that are more than ever contemporary and living; the natural heritage - through the runoff of the waters of the gaves, the contemplation of its softened reliefs and the ascent of the slopes to access the passes dominating the horizon -as well as the heritage "built" by Man whose traces are visible everywhere, marking out the territory, testifying to the rich and singular history of the territory.

Visit details

Opening hours
All year long, from wednesday to saturday 10 am/1 pm and 2 pm/ 5:30 pm

From july 1st to august 31st every day but in monday 10 am/ 1 pm and 2 pm/ 7pm  

Rates: free

Visit time : 1h30


La Confluence/ Rue de l’Intendant d’Etigny
64400 Oloron Sainte-Marie / 05 64 19 00 10

Tower Grede

Tower Grède wasn’t always one!

The first building only has a ground floor. Probably dedicated to trade in the late thirteenth century, the building is growing, like the fortune of its owner, the AGREDA family (XV century).

This well-known Monument History inhabitants, is home to an atypical collection of animals in the Pyrenees.

At the top, a lookout offers a panoramic 360 ° view over the city and its surroundings

Visit details

Opening hours: From July 1 to August 31, every day except Tuesday: 14h-19h

Rates: Free
Visit time: 45 minutes


Quartier Sainte-Croix 50 rue Dalmais 64400 Oloron Sainte-Marie

Service Patrimoine - Mairie d'Oloron Sainte-Marie / 05 59 39 99 99

Heritage house

At the heart of the medieval district of St. Croix, this house of character is a real small archaeological museum, ethnographic and historical.

Visit details

Opening hours:
From July 1 to August 31, every day except Tuesday: 14h-19h
Rates: Free
Visit time: 1h30


Quartier Sainte-Croix 52 rue Dalmais 64400 Oloron Sainte-Marie

Service Patrimoine - Mairie d'Oloron Sainte-Marie / 05 59 39 99 99

Baretous valley

The House of Baretous

At the heart of the village of Arette, is presented the Barétous valley, earth moving and multifaceted traditions. Caving, seismology, pastoralism, Musketeers, emigration ... so much wealth that have made the history of the valley.
Over nearly 500m 2 exhibition on two floors, eight themed rooms depict and explain the main features and wealth of the territory with innovative and entertaining presentations: 3D pictures, interactive media, games, various videos and animations...

Free tour
Conferences in July and August

Visit details


Adult: 5€
Reduced and young (under 12): 3€
Family package (2 adults + 2 children - 18 years): 12 €
Group: € 3 - Teaching: 2€
Guided tours from 10 people.
Booklet-games for a fun discovery: 2€


Place des Poilus, 64570 ARETTE / 05 59 88 95 38 / www.maisondubaretous.frtel:0559889538

Ossau valley

The Ossau Museum (network of France Museums)

The ancient lay abbey of the seventeenth century which has remarkable architectural elements, houses the Museum of Ossau. The permanent exhibition focuses on archeology (hunter-gatherers of prehistory, first shepherds); Wildlife (rooms of the National Park); geology (volcanism Eres Primary and Secondary, etc.); Finally, strong elements of popular culture (woodworking, costumes, pastoralism, etc.). Temporary exhibitions complement these general themes.

Free tour
Temporary exhibitions, conferences, educational workshops

Visit details

Opening hours:

From 1st January to 30th June and from 1st to 30th September, Tuesday to Friday: 14h00-17h00 and Sunday from 15h-18h00
Winter and spring holidays open on Saturdays from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
July and August from Tuesday to Sunday: 10:00-12:00 and 3:00-6:00 pm
From 1st to 31th December, by appointment.


Individual Adults: 4€
Group (20 people): 2, 50 €
Individual Child: 3€
Group (10 people): 2 €
Free for accompanying the group.

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Aspe valley

Tells a village, Lourdios Ichere

The Ecomuseum of the Aspe valley presents the exhibition "tells a village."

The reconstituted office of Jean Barthou, teacher and secretary of Mayor, photographs, objects and agricultural tools, the impeller agricultural works evoke the seasons.

This place provides insight into the organization of the agricultural and pastoral life of the eighteenth century to the present.
Free tour

Visit details

Opening hours:
From 1st July  to 31th August, open daily excpet on mondays: 02h-07h pm
Weekends and school holidays from spring nd autumn: 02h-06h pm

Duration of the visit: 1h30


Bourg, 64570 LOURDIOS-ICHERE / 06 87 94 64 29 

Notre Dame de la Pierre, Sarrance.

The Ecomuseum of the Aspe valley presents "Our Lady of the Stone" legend who influenced the small and the great history of Sarrance, the famous making from the fourteenth century. Entertaining and original exhibition: reconstruction of the pilgrimage of the 30s, where Marcel Upstream audiovisual show tells the legend and analysis, model of the valley showing the relationship between man, stone and water ... outside, the traces of this unusual story to discover: church, cloister, village, source of the bull ...

Opportunity to visit the museum with an audio guide in French / Spanish (free) and the village with a tablet (free for museum visitors, € 5 for others)

Visit details

Opening hours: From 1st July to 31th August, open daily except on mondays : 10h-12h30 am and 02h-07h pm School holidays in spring and autumn,

open daily except on mondays : 10h-12h30 am and 02h-6h pm

Visit time: 1h30


Rue du Bourg, 64490 SARRANCE / 06 87 94 64 29 

House of memories