Arros River

Infobox River | river_name = Arros

image_size = 200px
caption = The Arros in Saint-Sever-de-Rustan
origin = Baronnies of Pyrenees
mouth = Adour
basin_countries = France
length = 131 km
elevation =
discharge = 9 m³/s
watershed = 947 km²

The Arros, is a right tributary of the Adour, in the Southwest of France.


The name "Arros" is based on the root Arr- 'stone' and the suffix -os.


The Arros rises in the Baronnies of Pyrenees, southeast of Bagnères-de-Bigorre, below the Signal de Bassia (1 921 m).

It flows north through a narrow valley defended by the castle of Mauvezin and the bastide of Tournay. It joins the Adour before it turn west, upstream from Riscle.

Départements and towns

*Hautes-Pyrénées: Bourg-de-Bigorre, Tournay, Chelle-Debat
*Gers: Montégut-Arros, Villecomtal-sur-Arros, Plaisance.

Main tributaries

*(L) Esqueda, from Banios
*(L) Luz, from Lies
*(L) Arredou, in Tournay
*(L) Arret Daban or Arret Devant,
*(L) Arret Darré, in Gonez
*(R) Bouès, from Capvern


* [ The Arros at the Sandre database]

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