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The town was first built in the 11th century, but it was three centuries later that it was transformed into a `bastide' - a fortified village or town, which dominated an important crossroads of one of the routes of St Jacques de Compostelle with the road along the river.

Later in the 16th century Henri II of Navarre called inan Italian, Fabrice Siciliano, to re build the fortifications. The result of this work can still be seen virtually in its entirety today, and is one of the finest surviving examples of its kind - a testament to its success because Navarranx was not taken in the religious wars.

Today the town is one of the three hosts to the `World Salmon-Fishing Championships'.


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Gave d'Oloron: salmon and sea-trout Fishing
Co-host of the World Salmon Fishing championships
Tennis club in moat of medieval fort Tennis Clubs
Rafting centre (Navarrenx Sauveterre) White Water Rafting

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Medieval remains Medieval fortifications
On the St-Jacques de Compostelle route Pilgrimage of St Jacques-de-Compostelle
Gurs Small villages
Gurs, just 5 km from Navarranx in the Oloron direction, is the site of the major internment camp of the area from the last war, which is comemmorated there.

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