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- Super views of the Pyrenees. Wide, level terrace and a great place to stroll. It was hot during our visit most of the benches are in the sun.Written August 2, 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Landmark building with an excellent presentation of Henri lV and his place in the kingdoms of France. Important tapestries and portrait paintings. One hour is all you need.Written August 2, 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Cécile at the tourist office was lovely. She helped us plan 2 day trips, one to La Cave Jurançon in Gan. That was a lot of fun. We got a tour & tasted a few wines. They even packed us a huge picnic! We love Pau!Written November 5, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- A great museum, tells you the history of the French paratroopers but what really made it for us was our guide, a paratrooper himself, he really brought it all to life. Definitely recommend a visit if in the area....Written September 18, 2019
- This was the main reason behind our visit to Pau, and it certainly didn't disappoint. A superb racing experience, friendly staff at the PMU betting facilities, in the bars and restaurants and around the course. Free admission. Great viewing. Very reasonable prices (for France) for drinks and food.
Pau ranks No 2 behind Auteuil for jump racing in France. On the four days we're attending, you get a mixed bag of all weather flat but mainly jumps, with a figure of eight chase course and cross country races thrown in for good measure.
Besides free admission, you also get a free, colour racecard.
We've met a few fellow Brits, many locals and a gentleman from Morocco. No drunken Hooray Henrys, no aggressive stag parties, just lots of real racing enthusiasts. Highly recommend on every level.Written January 4, 2023
- Despite the weather not being as we would have liked, the racing was good and we thought that the circuit was demanding. There were a number of good points from which to view the cars including some grandstands. I would like to come back for another trip and hopefully get better weather..Written May 27, 2019
- Good little museum. Think we spent an hour in it. It's for free, so it's a no-brainer ;) if you're into art, give it a try...Written July 15, 2020
- Well maintained forest paths, litter free, and very tranquil once yiu get a distance from the autoroute. Pleasant picnic areas, the only thing missing is some wildlife. Where are all the birds, squirrels etc?Written October 15, 2019
- This library is amazing. It's huge with a great selection of books. When you have a library card, you can also borrow ebooks and stream films at home.Written February 12, 2020
- After that we had finished our visit of the National Museum of the Castle of Pau, we went forward in to town, and about 500 meters further we started our visit of the first Saint-Martin church who was built between the years 1468 and 1472 on a site opposite the Castle de Pau1.
The order to enlarge the small original chapel was thus taken by Gaston IV of Foix-Béarn. It was the seat of the only parish of Pau until 1803. Under the influence of the Albret family, the church became a Protestant temple between 1563 and 1620.
Too cramped for the population of Pau, the Saint-Martin church was replaced in 1871 by a new sanctuary placed a little further east.
It was therefore decided to destroy the old church in 1885. The church tower was partly destroyed in 1794, then rebuilt in wood in 1805 before being completely rebuilt during the construction of the new Saint-Martin church.
This bell tower still exists in this form, it is now considered the tower of the Parliament of Navarre.Written July 22, 2022
- I can't imagine how they packed so much into such a small space, but somehow they did. If you're interested in WWII then you must visit. Problem is, at present it's only open two afternoons per week. That makes it tough or impossible for many folks who are passing through. But if you're here when they're open (currently Wednesday and Saturday afternoons in 2023) then you have to come.
The folks who run the place are very passionate and of course very knowledgeable. I wasn't looking for a private tour but I got one anyway. And it was terrific. We did it in French but the guy spoke excellent English, so no worries about language barriers. If you want to visit independently that's okay too. Panels are in both French and English. Truly a little gem in Pau.
The visit is free. A contribution as you depart is very much appreciated and certainly deserved.Written June 25, 2023
- amazing space for young and not so young. I have never been in an all stainless steel swimming pool before but here it is! warm water but a little crowded on warm daysWritten June 23, 2016
- Bumped into this museum by chance, and a great find
Had no idea of the link between Pau and Sweden
Museum is in a very quaint house set back from street in Pau and is dedicated to the Bernadotte family who are now the Swedish Royal family
Lovely intimate exhibition of personal items
Staff very helpful and informativeWritten June 15, 2017
- The church contains over 50 stained glass windows, some lovely paintings. The spires were reinstated less than 10 years ago, in 2012. The pipe organ is impressive, with 3 manuals, dating from 1870. It was not possible to hear music in the church, I am sure the sound of singing and music would be wonderful.Written August 24, 2019
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