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 houses,..
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..
r. Mathieu-Lalanne F - 64000 Pau
This Fine Arts Museum makes no bones about placing a Greco next to a 1993 abstract painting... Here you will find work by Rubens, José de Ribera and Zurbaran, impressionists (Degas, Berthe Morisot, Armand Guillaumin) and different tendencies in conte..
3, Place Gramont F - 64000 Pau
Prix Prices from : 78 €
Situated in the historic centre of Pau, a 5-minute walk from the Château de Pau, Qualys-Hotel De Gramont dates from the 18th century. The hotel offers a lounge bar and a billiards rooms. Guest rooms range have a modern decor and are equipped with ai..
12, place Clémenceau. F - 64000 PAU
Prix Prices from : 74 €
"In the heart of Pau, the Hotel ""Le Bourbon"" offers the confort of its category to you. Well located at the center of cultural spaces, the trade, the cinemas and the restaurants, with two steps of the Castle of Henri IV, th..
36, Rue Montpensier F - 64000 Pau
Inter-Hotel Montpensier sits in a garden in the centre of Pau. It offers air-conditioned rooms with flat-screen TV with satellite channels and free Wi-Fi internet access. Family-size rooms are available and all rooms are serviced by a lift. Inter-H..
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.
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.
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.
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
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.