General view of the sanctuaries of Bétharram
Coat of arms of Lestelle-Bétharram
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Lestelle-Bétharram is a commune in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in south-western France.

In 1832, St. Michel Garicoits established the Society of Priests of the Sacred Heart of Betharram.

On 5 July 1940, Carl Einstein, nephew of the famous physicist Albert Einstein, committed suicide here. An anarchist veteran of the Spanish Civil War, he had been interned in France after the rebel Nationalist victory. Although he had escaped in the turmoil following the German invasion of France, he chose death as the solution to an impossible situation.

This page was last edited on 21 April 2018, at 18:50 (UTC).
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