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Pau Castle

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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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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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Average as a castle, yet the #1 thing to do in Pau

The Pau castle is the number one place to visit in Pau. The location is majestic, in the high part of the city next to the Boulevard des Pyrenees, with on clear days an equally... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
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Northam, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Guided tours only and all in French. Lovely building with amazing tapestries but lack of good English translation of the tour was frustrating.

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Beverley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Moving Images are portrayed on the building giving life to the castle. You feel in a time capsule and surrounded by energy and fascinating experiences. Even if your French is not up to understanding the visual impact is comprehensible. Short experience but so worthwhile with wow factor! The castle itself is in a lovely location and not to be missed.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The Pau castle is the number one place to visit in Pau. The location is majestic, in the high part of the city next to the Boulevard des Pyrenees, with on clear days an equally majestic view of the mountains. The castle dates from the middle ages, and has since been restyled, modernized and renovated. The castle was important in... More 

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Marlow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Attractive part of Pau with nice views over the river. This is an impressive building well worth a visit.

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

The Castle/Chateau dominates the historic section of the city of Pau, which itself is an attractive blend of the old and the new. On the high ground occupied by the Chateau, the narrow cobblestone streets provide a perfect setting to enter, crossing over a small bridge. This Castle/Chateau started as a defensive castle or fortress and later was beautified into... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

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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Valencia, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The castle itself is a great example of design in an era long-past, very beautiful gardens. France itself is god gifted country, worth to visit.

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Jurancon, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Small collection mostly local artists but occasionally a great contemporary show . The building its in is worth the visit alone!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The chateau is very well maintained. The tour begins promptly. The only draw back for me is that the tour is only in French. Non-french speakers are giving a handout with a brief description about each room. My bad that my french is so poor. The gardens are beautiful.

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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The Chateau only offers tours in French, a brochure is provided for English speakers, but the tour is still worth the effort.

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