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Pau

  • Châteaux, rivers and bridges

    The Château and the 14 July Bridge seen from the banks of the Gave de Pau

  • The Whitewater Stadium

    Kayak, Rafting and Hydrospeed... A unique experience for everyone!

Pau

About Pau:

A city at the foot of the Pyrenees where palm-trees grow: in summer this is nothing extraordinary but in winter it is lovely to enjoy the sun on the terrace of a café on the Boulevard des Pyrenees, planted with palm trees, lemon trees and cactus, and admire the mountain-tops covered with snow.

Rafting, canyoning and hiking are year-round activities. in winter, there is also the snow and its various sports … you can be on the ski slopes within an hour. Or if body-surfing is more your thing, you can reach the Basque coast in 90 minutes and enjoy delights of its legendary waves.

Pau is a historical city, with the Court of the Kings of Navarre and the castle in which King Henri IV of France was born, but it is also an English city, with its bridle paths, its Hunt Club, its stud farms, and Pau Golf Club, the first to be built on the continent.

Pau is a city of culture, with museums (Fine Arts Museum, Bernadotte Museum), art galleries and festivals. Pau is also a city of leisure, with the circuit of antiques shops, the farmhouse produce market, the ready-to-wear boutiques and decoration shops, and the gourmet restaurants.

 

What to do in Pau:

Pau Chateau:

pau-chateau1Relaxing view from the lower gardens

Beaumont Palace:

pau-palais-beaumont1Both a Convention Center and a Casino

 

Bicycle sharing:

pau-bicycle-sharing1Tour Pau in style using bike sharing

Saint Jacques Church:

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