Things to see and do - Pau
Unmissable tourist sites
Pau Travel guide
Pau : Michelin's recommendations
Pau is the birthplace of Henri IV and the most elegant city on the Pyrenees border. Although not as grand as Versailles, it wears its royal past in a discreet and refined manner, with the castle as its cornerstone. Pau is very keen on athletic, intellectual and cultural pursuits, a legacy from its days as a British colony.
Tourist attractions Pau : Things to see and do
F - 64000 Pau
The Ossau Valley was once known as Ursialensis vallis , or ''Bear Vallley''. It stretches out for 70km from Pau to Laruns (lower Ossau). The valley is dotted with a multitude of medieval-looking villages, including Bielle , with its 15C and 16C hou..
8 r. Tran F - 64000 Pau
Marshall Bernadotte , whose family lived on the 2nd floor of this traditional pebbledash building, became king of Sweden in 1818 under the name of Charles XIV. His descendants still reign in Stockholm. The pomp of the upper salons contrasts greatly ..
r. du Château F - 64000 Pau
Towering above the mountain stream, this castle built by Gaston Fébus in the 14C was transformed into a Renaissance palace by Marguerite d'Angoulême and took on its current appearance during the 19C, in the time of Louis-Philippe and Napoléon III. Th..
3, Place Gramont F - 64000 PAU
The INTER-HOTEL De Gramont is located in Pau, historic city combining business, tourism, leisure activities, sports. Royal castle of Henri IV dominating the hills of Bearn, casino, gardens, boulevard des PyrÃ©nÃ©es, conference hall, Beaumont parkâ€..
11 Rue Valéry Meunier F - 64000 Pau
Brit Hôtel Bosquet offers 2-star accommodation in Pau, a 5-minute walk from the Palais Beaumont and the Chateau de Pau. Free wired internet access is available. All of the rooms are en suite with a shower, bath and hairdryer. Cable TV and air condit..
10 Rue Valéry Meunier F - 64000 Pau
Nestled in the heart of Pau, a 10-minute walk from the train station, Hôtel Adour is the perfect place for a restful stopover or a family stay in Pau. The guest rooms are all individually decorated and feature a private bathroom. All rooms are sound..
1 r. du Hédas F - 64000 Pau
Bricks, beams and pebbles lend this converted 17C tannery tucked away in a little medieval street a lovely country feel. Pleasant atmosphere, modern cuisine.
24 av. Gaston-Lacoste F - 64000 Pau
This restaurant feels like a real family affair! Anaiak means 'brothers' in Basque. An apt name for this bistro run by three brothers, where a picture of the parents even graces the wall. The food pays tribute to the Southwest of France with its poul..
30 r. Pasteur F - 64000 Pau
Be sure to dine in this attractive old house. An exceptionally friendly welcome, market-inspired cuisine and a few tables close to the open fire, which are very popular in winter.
13 r. Henri-IV F - 64000 Pau
The chef's cuisine is like his bistro: unfussy and full of flavour, as well as convivial, simple and authentic. Try dishes like: chicken terrine or duckling cooked in spices. A nice selection of wines on the blackboards.
5 r. Alexander-Taylor F - 64000 Pau
Unusual retro objects and small wooden tables set the scene in this original and refined modern bistro-cum-wine shop. Concise market inspired menu with Japanese influences, and a great selection of natural wines.
24 av. Gaston-Lacoste F - 64000 Pau
A very pleasant spot at the foot of the funicular railway: Dine in a pretty pavilion with a winter garden feel, or in the refined and charming lounge. The dishes appeal to modern tastes.