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Town Hall
Eaux-Bonnes is located in France
Coordinates: 42°58′26″N 0°23′27″W / 42.9739°N 0.3908°W / 42.9739; -0.3908Coordinates: 42°58′26″N 0°23′27″W / 42.9739°N 0.3908°W / 42.9739; -0.3908
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Pyrénées-Atlantiques
Arrondissement Oloron-Sainte-Marie
Canton Oloron-Sainte-Marie-2
Intercommunality Communauté de communes de la Vallée d'Ossau
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Louis Carrère-Gée
Area1 38.52 km2 (14.87 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 426
 • Density 11/km2 (29/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 64204 /64440
Elevation 520–2,619 m (1,706–8,593 ft)
(avg. 750 m or 2,460 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Eaux-Bonnes (French: [o bɔn], "good waters"; Occitan: Aigas Bonas) is a commune in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in south-western France.


The historian Auguste Lorieux (1796–1842) died in Eaux-Bonnes.

Nearby is the impressive villa Cockade, the construction of which is detailed in Dornford Yates's novel The House That Berry Built.

Eaux-Bonnes circa 1886

Gourette is a winter sports resort located in the commune on the high mountain pass Col d'Aubisque.

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