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Chateau de Pau

Opens in 18 min: 9:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m., 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 9:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m., 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Well furbished castle, even if not from its oldest times. Interesting info provided by the guide... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Brussels, Belgium
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A really beautiful building and grounds, with lovely views over old Pau. We did the tour and found... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Martin F
Perth, Australia
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“henry iv”(8 reviews)
Louis-Philippe, who held dear the celebration of French historical memorabilia, wanted Pau, so linked to the memory of Henri IV, to be part of this artistic programme, and a major contribution to his political credibility. Himself unable to visit...more
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Hours Today: 9:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m., 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
2 rue du Chateau, 64000 Pau, Communaute d'Agglomeration Pau-Pyrenees, France
+33 5 59 82 38 00
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Well furbished castle, even if not from its oldest times. Interesting info provided by the guide. The tour takes about 1h.

Thank oanaal243
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A really beautiful building and grounds, with lovely views over old Pau. We did the tour and found this ‘nice and interesting’, downside being it was all in very fast French, and our our male guide was clearly very passionate about the subject that he...More

Thank Martin F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did the guided tour and visited a nice share of the rooms of the fortress-chateau. Lots of history and tales of lost art due to the changing of times. Now it seems well preserved and getting the attention it deserves. Strongly recommend getting familiar...More

Thank Arlene R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Strolling in the ancient quarters of Pau you always end at the Castle. From its balconies you have great views over the Pyrenees, being that the reason for Pau to be known as the Pyrenes entrance. Enjoy!

Thank Vitor A
Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

Visit after the walking tour inside the town, very interesting guided visit but for French speaker only. Outside this minor drawback, the place is amazing and very beautiful.

Thank Pompom1953
Reviewed June 24, 2018

This marvelous palace is what I came to Pau to see and I wasn't disappointed at all. This place says FRANCE all over, Beautiful and graceful architecture and a museum that showcases King Henry's place of birth......Must see!

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Reviewed June 16, 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful castle and very well maintained. It has beautiful views and nice small gardens. The tour unfortunately can only be done with a guide but only takes 40mins ... worth a visit

Thank AT190
Reviewed June 11, 2018

Chateau de Pau is stunning with gorgeously preserved rooms and grounds. The only way to see the castle interior is with a guided tour. The tours are conducted in French and english speakers are given a pamphlet with english translations. I do not recommend this...More

Thank rrseymour
Reviewed June 11, 2018 via mobile

A must do when you are around as this is a place from where a master piece of French and European history took place ...

Thank David_F1206
Reviewed May 19, 2018 via mobile

But the tapestries steal the show. They are plentiful and really beautiful. Many are very well preserved from the 18th and 19th centuries. Other reviewers have written about the guide being only a French speaker. We did not find this to be an obstacle to...More

Thank Helena and Les C
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