Pau

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Overview

Pau, a lively and cosmopolitan French city

About France


Getting there You can get to Pau from Biarritz, Bayonne and Hendaye. Best price and travel duration below.

From Paris 05:24 $33
From Bordeaux 02:03 $46
From Toulouse 03:03 $54
From Biarritz 02:01 $26
From Bayonne 01:14 $24
From Hendaye 02:28 $29
From Tournay 00:59 $23
From Dax 00:47 $21
From Lourdes 00:24 $15
From Buzy En Bearn 00:22 $15
From Puyoo 00:34 $16
From Oloron Ste Marie 00:38 $15
From Tarbes 00:42 $15
From Orthez 00:21 $15


Getting around From Pau, you can travel to nearby cities and towns. Best price and travel duration below.

To Orthez 00:30 $15
To Lourdes 00:34 $15
To Puyoo 00:44 $16
To Tournay 01:17 $23
To Montrejeau 01:47 $31
To Bayonne 01:57 $24
To Hendaye 03:38 $24
To Biarritz 04:12 $24
To Bordeaux 04:17 $44
To Dax 04:18 $20
To Libourne 05:24 $49
To Toulouse 05:26 $41
To Geneva 11:40 $166
To Paris 13:41 $33

While you're there

Pau, hometown of the french king Henry the IV

At the feet of the northern side of the Pyrenees, Pau is the main town of the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department. Situated on the Gave de Pau river, the city is at the entrance of a path that goes through amazing ranges of mountains.

Birthplace of Henri the IV, king of France and Charles Bernadotte, king of Sweden and Norway, Pau is firmly linked with History.

Hence, it is possible to enjoy the castle, dominating the river, dating back to the 12th century, and transformed until the late 19th century by Napoléon III. From the castle, you follow the Boulevard des Pyrénées, along almost 2 kilometres, and discover the charming old town. There is always a breathtaking view on the Pyrenees when in Pau, and of course many facilities to enjoy a very lively nature.

Hiking, fishing, and kayaking are typical activities one can enjoy at this crossroad between Heaven and Earth.

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Customer reviews

  • "A Breeze Rail Journey"    
    It was a wonderful experience. I booked rail tickets on line in Singapore, had it printed and when in Paris, just sat back and enjoyed the rail journey. The only small glitch, if I may call it one, was that the coach number on the ticket from Paris to Bayonne ( 1st sector ) got over printed and unable to make it out. Even the Inspector scanning the ticket could not decipher the number but he kindly told me to board first and he will sort it out once train bound, and which he did promptly. Even the passengers, who were total strangers, stepped up to offer assistance. Our rail journey took us from Paris to Lourdes, with stopovers in Bayonne and Pau on the return trip. Apart from the slight glitch, the rest of the journey was a breeze. Very highly recommended.  
  • "Trip to lourdes"    
    Trip journey was pleasant, people were nice when were inquire about the annoucement in french.. Perhaps annocement in english help non french speacking tourist. thank you