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To know before you go in Pau !

Book a hotel in Pau and discover the Aquitaine region.  Explore a region full of history and many tourist sites. 

Capital of the Pyrénées Atlantiques department in the Aquitaine region, Pau now has about 145,000 inhabitants.

Now is the time to make the right choice for a stay in the capital of the Béarn province.

A city marked by history

Capital of the Kings of Navarre in 1512 and popular health resort of the aristocrats in the 19th century, Pau is full of historical monuments and sites to discover.

The most famous monument in Pau is obviously the Castle of Henri IV.  Built in the Middle Ages and rising proudly in the heart of Pau’s old town, it is listed as a historical monument since 1840.

There are numerous charming churches throughout the city of Pau, such as Saint-Jacques, Saint-Martin, Notre-Dame and Saint-Joseph.

Museums to visit

During your stay in Pau, discover the Château de Pau National Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Bernadotte Museum and the Chapel of Perseverance.  

Whether you are an art lover or a history buff, you will always find something to suit your taste!

A sports city

Pau has the second Equestrian & Training Centre, just behind Chantilly.  The city is also famous for its rugby and basketball teams (in partnership with the city of Orthez).  

Pau is the third city in France most visited by the Tour de France after Paris and Bordeaux.  The city also hosts the “Concours Complet International d'équitation” and several major car races.  

Naturally, many sports activities are available during your holiday in Pau.  Take advantage of the close proximity to the Pyrenees to go for a bike ride or hiking.  Admire beautiful scenery during the course of your journey!


Tourist Office :

Place Royale - 64000 PAU

Telephone : 33 (0)5 59 27 27 08

Town Hall :

Place Royale - 64000 PAU

Telephone : 33 (0)5 59 27 85 80

Hospital :

29 av. du Gal Leclerc - 64000 PAU

Telephone : 33 (0)5 59 80 94 63

Library :

Place Marguerite Laborde - 64000 PAU

Telephone : 33 (0)5 47 05 10 00

Casino :

Allée Paul Valéry - 64000 PAU

Telephone : 33 (0)5 59 27 06 92

Fine Arts Museum :

Rue Mathieu Lalanne - 64000 PAU

Telephone : 33 (0)5 59 27 33 02

Castle National Museum :

2 rue du Château - 64000 PAU

Telephone : 33 (0)5 59 82 38 00