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Béez
Origin South of Pau
Mouth Gave de Pau
Basin countries France
Length 24 km
Source elevation 1400 m

The Béez[1], is a left tributary of the Gave de Pau, in Béarn (Pyrénées-Atlantiques), in the Southwest of France. It flows into the gave upstream from Pau, between the Ouzoum and the Luz.

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Name

The name Béez, which presents some parallelism with those of the Léez or the Néez, is in fact a variant of the name of the Baïse.

The names of the Bès, a tributary of the neighboring Luz, and of the Bez, a tributary of the Midouze, are related.

Geography

The Béez rises on the slopes of the Pic Durban (1 700 m) where it is known as the Bazest, Baseigt or Baset. It flows north into the Gave de Pau in Nay.

Départements and towns

Main tributaries

Baseigt / Baset

  • (R) the Izou, from the Izou Pass (847 m),
  • (L) the Cau de Heus

Béez

  • (L) the Lestarrès / Lestarrezoû, from Louvie-Juzon.
    • (R) the Escourreix
  • (R) the Soulens, from the Sarramayou (491 m).
  • (L) the Landistou, from Sainte-Colome, Lys and Bruges.

Notes and references

  1. ^ also known as Béès or Bez

Coordinates: 43°11′N 0°16′W / 43.183°N 0.267°W / 43.183; -0.267


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