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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.

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Tourist attractions Pau : Things to see and do

  • Pau Castle Recommended Recommended

    Rue du Château

    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..

  • 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,..

  • Musée des Beaux-Arts de Pau Interesting

    Rue Mathieu-Lalanne

    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..

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Hotels Pau

  • Inter-Hotel Montpensier

    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..

  • Qualys-Hotel de Gramont Three stars Three stars Three stars

    3, Place Gramont F - 64000 Pau

    Prix Prices from : 68 €

    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..

  • Logis Hotel Le Bourbon

    12, Place Clémenceau F - 64000 Pau

    The Logis Hôtel Le Bourbon, a former 19-century coach inn, now a charming hotel, is located in the city centre of Pau on Place Clemenceau. All guestrooms are comfortable, well-furnished and equipped with modern amenities including air-conditioning, ..

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Restaurants Pau

  • Les Papilles Insolites Quite comfortable restaurant 

    5 rue Alexander-Taylon 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.

  • Ze bistrot Quite comfortable restaurant 

    13 rue 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.

  • Marc Destrade Comfortable restaurant 

    30 rue 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.

  • Café Anaïak Quite comfortable restaurant 

    24 avenue 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..

  • La Table d'Hôte Quite comfortable restaurant 

    1 rue 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.

  • Au Fin Gourmet Very comfortable and pleasant restaurant 

    24 avenue 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.

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