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Pau— 4 nights
On the northern edge of the Pyrénées, Pau is the perfect base to explore the mountains and ride the Funiculaire de Pau, a unique historic funicular railway that links the city center and Boulevard des Pyrénées to the railway station Gare de Pau.Explore hidden gems such as Le Village Fortifie de Larressingle and Collegiale de la Romieu. Get outdoors at Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Lac de Leon. Get out of town with these interesting Pau side-trips: Le Chateau des Enigmes (in Laas), Chateau de Larressingle (in Larressingle) and L'Atelier du Piment (in Espelette). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Abbaye de Flaran, take in the spiritual surroundings of L'Eglise Saint Girons de Monein, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Lavardens, and browse the exhibits of Château de Pau.
To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Pau tour itinerary planning website .
If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airports are Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrénées Airport, Biarritz-Anglet-Bayonne Airport and Toulouse-Blagnac Airport. In September, daily temperatures in Pau can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.
Things to do in Pau
Condom, L'Atelier du Piment, Chateau de Lavardens, Abbaye de Flaran, Stand-Up Paddleboarding
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