Château de Pau, Pau

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In the center of the city, Château de Pau is best known as the birthplace of King Henry IV of France and Navarre. Napoléon once used it as a holiday home when he was in power. Named a historic monument in 1840, the castle has a renowned collection of tapestries and an excellent collection of items from the time of Henri IV. Take a look at our Pau travel route planner to schedule your visit to Château de Pau and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • This is in great condition and we'll worth a visit and tour. Great views and a lovely stroll around the building. If you are in Pau you must visit their Chateau then take a local bus or drive to the l...  more »
  • I have made this visit 3 times to friends and family who visited the city. The castle itself is spectacular, it is worth visiting it. The issue is that it can not be entered without a guide and the guides speak only French, although they offer a brochure in the language of the visitor. It is advisable to go through the Castle before making the visit to read the brochure and thus return to the tour having read previously, because otherwise it is difficult. I have had three different guides, two of them very friendly and other not so much, talked too fast and with much emphasis with which it was difficult to understand, apart from not generating environment to ask questions. In summary: the castle: spectacular and unmissable!
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  • What a setting for this elegant castle. Built on a promontory, it offers views of the Pyrenees. If your route passes through Pau, stop - you. Leave your car near the train station, then take the funicular, will lead you up to the upper town and the castle of Henri IV.
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