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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
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
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
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!
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!
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
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