CULTURAL PROGRAM

VISIT OF PAU

A visit of Pau and Henri IV Castle will be organized by the office tourism of Pau on wednesday afternoon. To register to this visit, you have to fill the hotel booking form in the "ACCOMODATION" topic.

VENUE

The city of Pau is located in the south-west of France, 80 km inland, by the Pyrénées mountains, the natural border with Spain. Pau, the capital of the Béarn, is the most elegant of the towns and cities that overlook the Pyrénées from their vantage point on the high bluffs that run parallel with the mountains.

Pau is chiefly famous as the birthplace of King Henry IV, France's first Protestant king. As soon as the infant was born, his lips were smeared with garlic and local Jurançon wine, in keeping with the traditional custom. After a taste of Jurancon with Foie Gras and local cheese, you will have the opportunity to visit Henri IV's Chateau, first remodeled in the 14th century for the ruler of Béarn, Gaston Phoebus. You may also stroll along the Boulevard des Pyrénées, a remarkable 1.5 km long road along the edge of the cliffs on which Pau is built where you can get a breathtaking view on the Pyrenees. This friendly and cosmopolitan city offers also a pleasant location from which to explore Aquitaine region.

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