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Chateau de Pau

Closed Now: 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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This is not a place to wander around on your own, it's a guided tour in French although our guide... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Well furbished castle, even if not from its oldest times. Interesting info provided by the guide... read more

Reviewed September 23, 2018
Brussels, Belgium
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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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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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All reviews guided tour henry iv beautiful chateau english speakers couple of hours french history worth a visit architectural details printed guide tour includes great setting tongue amazing history sunny day tapestries rooms castle
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It is definitely worth joining a guided tour - very informative and friendly. Some fascinating exhibits, not least the marvellous Gobelin tapestries dining table that seats 100 people.

Thank Stella H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I could tell you how magnificent the chateau is but that is already understood. The visit is sn absolute must. We had the best luck with the guide assigned to us. This woman knew her stuff. Sadly we don’t have her name but she was...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good organised and interesting guided tour and after that time for a free visit. Good preserved beautiful historical monument.

Thank Ludmila V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The chateau is very well kept and the tour was interesting. It was in French of course but we’re Canadians so no problem. The grounds are well kept and there is a beautiful park a little ways from the chateau. Pau is like a green...More

Thank Toogreat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is not a place to wander around on your own, it's a guided tour in French although our guide had good English and answered our questions. It lasts about an hour. There is a printed guide in English so not a problem. There are...More

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Reviewed September 23, 2018

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

Thank oanaal243
Reviewed September 11, 2018 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 September 4, 2018 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 August 31, 2018

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.

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