Château de Pau, Pau

(4.2/5 based on 700+ reviews on the web)
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. Use our Pau vacation builder to visit Château de Pau on your trip to Pau, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Great Castle, very well maintained. We have at the moment visit outside and its gardens. The point of view of the gardens on the snowy Pyrenees is really top.
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  • Beautiful architecture with lots of information (guided tour compulsory as in Germany). Lots of coins to see and icing on the cake a beautiful park adjoining the Castle.
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  • The Château de Pau is nice to visit thanks to competent and cultured guides. This tour can also appeal to children.
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  • Très joli
  • Wonderful castle with night exhibition during summer
  • Awesome place
  • Wonderful Castle view on the chain of the Pyrenees. Too bad the guide was in a hurry visit guided clear. I am reassured by the comment of Michel, who fell on a passionate guide. I recommend.
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  • A very pleasant to visit Castle because there are not only architecture but also furniture and especially monumental tapestries. The guided tour is a real plus.
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