Pau
No 10

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The cosmopolitan city of Pau, the bastides typically found in the South West and picture postcard villages are all there waiting for you to discover them.

Our city, towns and villages

Pau has everything you could possibly want to experience from such an elegant city all of which is easily enjoyed on foot.  If you choose to drive there is plenty of city centre parking.  


Alternatively you can take the little train from Oloron Sainte Marie which in itself is a pleasant thing to do.  


On arrival at Pau station, just across the road you will find a funicular railway which will bring you up to the 2 kilometre long Boulevard des Pyrénées.





From the super modern shopping mall with its designer shops and the up-market department store Gallery Lafayette to shops selling many local products to be found in the smaller streets radiating from Place de Clémenceau.


The gourmand is similarly well catered for with the opportunity to sample local specialties, both savoury and sweet with the help of a ‘Pass Gourmand’.  





Take time to stroll along the Boulevard from where you can have an amazing panorama of the snow covered mountains to the South.  


It is lined with pavement cafés and restaurants it is an ideal spot to stop, take time out and enjoy the view.


For anyone wanting to shop till they drop it is all here.  




Pau is particularly well known for its confectionery and the ‘Pass Sucre’ will let you taste some of the very best. Both passes are available from the Office de Tourisme.


History buffs will enjoy a visit to the Chateau du Pau, originally built in 1370 and the birthplace of Henri IV in 1533.


The castle became a museum in 1926 and houses important collections dedicated to Henri IV and the royal apartments.