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Address: 2, Rue du Chateau, 64000 Pau, France
Phone Number: 05 59 82 38 00
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9:30 am - 11:45 am
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 11:45 am
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Pau's Crown Jewel

The Castle of Pau is a beautiful building recently restored and that is definitely worth the visit. It provides a pretty good overview of the era of the Kings of Navarre and their... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

Check out this castle before you leave Pau - you will regret it if you don't! The history that has been preserved in this beautiful castle is enjoyable to look at and the tours are just great.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

An amazing historical experience and a wonderful walk through the gardens should be part of your program. It is a really a chance to remember the well known king Henry the 4th of Navarra having inroduced "la poule au pôt" for all sundays for the small folks.

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Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

On our first visit to Pau we were disappointed to find that it closed for 2 hours at lunchtime. We got there 15 minutes before closing. Wanting to see this famous landmark, we returned today at 2 to be told that to enter, we must join a guided tour which was in French. We were handed 2 A4 sheets with... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Even though the uided tour was in French, we mostly followed it and the story of Pau Castle, give by a very enthusiastic young lady. Bonus as first Sunday of the month gave us free admission!. The story of Henry IV and how he became King of France was fascinating. Has some really great and well kept tapestries in lovely... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The castle of PAU is the residence of the kings of NAVARRE.NAVARRE is split between SPAIN and FRANCE,PAYS BASQUE is in the same situation.The castle is the birth place of HENRI III ROI DE NAVARRE,futur HENRY IV de FRANCE.You can visit his room .His mother JEANNE d ALBRET converted to protestantism.He was baptised in a bearnese manner,his granfather rubbed his... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Castle of Pau is a beautiful building recently restored and that is definitely worth the visit. It provides a pretty good overview of the era of the Kings of Navarre and their influence on French politics. It is the birthplace of King Henri IV but in fact, he almost never lived there But his mother, the Queen of Navarre... More 

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Pau, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A large part of my group were non-French speaking so the guide's enthusiasm quickly became exhausting as he went into rapture's over various bits of furniture in each room. A one hour visit turned into almost two. No one could escape since we were locked into each room. That being said, this is the 3rd time I have visited the... More 

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Toulouse, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

You can only visit the inside of the Castle with a guided tour -- and, as I had back/leg problems, I was unable to walk around very much. But my hubby went on the tour and said he thoroughly enjoyed it. Must say that it is very impressive from the outside!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Well it would be rude and silly not to visit and it is just lovely and wonderfully well presented. A must for lovers of the French Royal Family and big castles. However this little town also gave birth to the Frenchman who became King of Sweden - which because it is so quirky I found more charming. BUT do not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We visited during heritage days so free admission but very crowded. We still had a very enjoyable visit. We were able to walk through at our own pace without having to take a tour.The main courtyard is dug up with refurbishment work but the interior is in excellent condition. The Chateau concentrates on the reign of Henri IX with lots... More 

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Additional Information about Pau Castle

Address: 2, Rue du Chateau, 64000 Pau, France
Phone Number: 05 59 82 38 00
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Aquitaine  >  Pyrenees-Atlantiques  >  Bearn-Basque Country  >  Bearn  >  Pau
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 11:45 am  2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 11:45 am  2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 11:45 am  2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 11:45 am  2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 11:45 am  2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 11:45 am  2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 11:45 am  2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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