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Castle of Pau
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The Castle or Chateau de Pau is one of the most imposing buildings in Pau. It's located in the town centre, and it's not hard to find. It houses a museum, but we were walked around the outside. Its origin is medieval. It was begun in the 12th century, and though not fortified until many years passed and many monarchs. What surprised us most about the Chateau de Pau was the decor and Renaissance sculptures. The ceilings are wonderful, with the towers and moat not far behind. It's one of the best preserved castles I've ever seen. Finally, I recommend walking through the gardens, heirs of the French tradition. They are pretty overloaded but harmonious, nothing to do with those I've seen in Asia.
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Funicular of Pau
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Pau is a city that I will never stop being amazed by. After having been amazed by the beautiful cathedral and the wonderful parks, we suddenly found ourselves with something I never expected ... A funicular! There is a part of the city, the oldest part to be exact, which is quite a lot higher from the rest, so in order to get there I thought there were only two options: either walk or drive, but I was totally wrong. When the lower city began to expand, the funicular was built there, as was the bus station, to prevent people from having to walk up to the top. It is a very small funicular that makes the trip from the bus station to the highest part of town, where the town hall is located. Each one can only fit twenty people but this is not a problem because it is a very short ride and does not take long to go up and down again. The ride is completely FREE to register and also allow you to take your dog with you. In my opinion, it is a fantastic idea that I think should be adopted by certain Spanish cities in which the slopes are just pure torture.
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Palais Beaumont
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Pau is a beautiful city in the southwest of France at the foot of the Pyrenees. With less than an hour from the Atlantic Ocean and 30 minutes from the Spanish border, nature, culture, tradition and cuisine come together in harmony. The Palais Beaumont is an ideal place for all kinds of events. It boasts an auditorium, 10 function rooms, 3 exhibition halls, 2 restaurants, and a casino. Whether for business or for pleasure, it deserves a visit!
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National Stables of Pau-Gelos
In 1808 Napoleon the first decided to create a national riding school in Gelos, at the foot of Pau. It's located in the former summer residence of the President of the Parliament of Navarre, one of the few 18th century palaces remaining in the local landscape. Today it's a rapidly developing company whose principal activity is horse breeding. A symbol of horse breeding, it's located in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in a prime French location. The herd boasts 60 stallions, for both blood and sport, and the regional breeds (Anglo-Arabian, merens, pottocas and ponies Landes). Special features of the Riding School include having a collection of Pau's and the Breeder's 19th century carriages, a 13 hectare wooded park, an 18th century castle, and traditional crafts.
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Old City of Pau
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The French city of Pau is truly wonderful and full of charm. There are two distinct parts in its structure, in its streets, in short, everything, first the old city of Pau, which has a vast history and on the other the modern city of Pau, which has less history, but is equally lovely. The old town of Pau is located next to the palace of Pau. If you walk down the street you see the wide sidewalks suddenly become narrow streets and the huge and luxurious buildings are transformed into small houses with plants that seem to be full of magic. This part of town reminds me of the streets that we can find in other French cities like Carcassonne. This area is well maintained with efforts made to preserve all buildings. In addition to the beautiful old houses in this neighborhood there is also a really lovely old church and, of course, the castle of Pau, which is right in the center of the old city and due to its large size you can see it from a distance. The area is particularly suitable for walking and for lunch or dinner in one of the charming restaurants along its streets. Ah! I forgot, one of the things that struck me most of the houses in this area are the chimneys. You never see brick chimneys which are beautiful, really. The river passes through the city and its banks are well manicured for great walks.
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The best things to do in Pau

The city of Pau is located in southwestern France and is the capital of the department of Pyrenees-Atlantiques, in the Aquitaine region. This town has a lot to offer all tourists; there are countless
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activities to do today, especially those related to
mountain sports. It's located in an exceptional area, just a short drive from French cities like Bayonne, Toulouse and the Spanish border. We can start with the castle, or Chateau de Pau, which is one of the most imposing buildings and attractions in
Pau. Its origin is medieval, and its construction was begun in the twelfth century. It's located in the town center and houses a
museum. In the center of the city, the things to do in Pau are organized around two distinct parts, the old part of the city and the new one. The old town is full of narrow streets and small houses, however, you'll also find huge, luxurious buildings and things to see in
Pau. There are many cultural places to visit in Pau, like the Palais Beaumont, a beautiful palace surrounded by Beaumont Park. It's worth the visit to one of the most beautiful and well preserved
Pau attractions. One of
the busiest places in the city is the Plaza Real, surrounded by several terraces where you can enjoy a relaxed atmosphere with beautiful views. Also among the most visited and famous stuff to do in Pau is the Church of Saint Martin. Outside the church there's a statue in tribute to all the soldiers who died in combat during the World War. It's definitely worth a visit. Look no further for what to do in Pau because the list is endless. Don't forget to bring your camera to capture the best memories of your visit to the city!