Pau - The City
Pau’s most spectacular sights are located just a small funicular (cable-car) ride from the train station. Set on a hillside stands the majestic château, the former residence of Henri IV, the first Protestant king of France. The town’s iconic street, the boulevard des Pyrénées, runs alongside and offers views of palm trees, mountains and the surrounding national park.
Busy little streets shoot off behind ’the strip’ and converge around the main squares and central areas of Place Clémenceau and Place Royal. Everything is easily accessible from the boulevard - whether it be the bars that line it, the boutiques and clothes shops behind it or the Centre Bosquet a few minutes walk away, where you can do all of your shopping under the same roof. Pau’s famed Béarn cuisine can be sampled at one of the many restaurants that clutter the oldest part of town located right by the château.