The Aran in Bonloc.
|Main source||Mount Baigura|
|Progression||Adour→ Atlantic Ocean|
|Length||48 km (30 mi)|
The river is also known as the Joyeuse, which is also the name of a tributary of the Bidouze.
The Aran rises on the northern side of the Baigura in Hélette. It flows between the Zihorri and Atezain, collects in Mendionde waters from Macaye, flows by the former castle of Garro, Bonloc, La Bastide-Clairence and the abbey of Belloc before joining the Adour at Port du Vern, below Urt. There, boats named galupe, gabarre and couralin, were used for the carriage of stones or cattle, and today still, by fishermen.
Départements and towns
- Aphara or Joyeuse from Ayherre,
- Mendialtzu or Zuhi Handia, from the confluence of:
- Marmareko erreka