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Situated in the south west of France, the city of Pau reveals itself in the Pyrenees Atlantique district. Due south of its famous 'big red' producing neighbour of Bordeaux, people are attracted to Pau for its excellent winter sports resorts as well as beautiful scenery. Holidaymakers descend upon Pau throughout the year taking advantage of its spa and outdoor pursuits facilities such as rock climbing, camping and skiing. Perfectly situated in the foothills of the Pyrenees, in Pau you are well situated to take advantage of some breathtaking mountainous landscape.
Pau oversees the Gave de Pau river from an elevated point. The city's river source was once the beginning of the passage into the Pyrenees. Surprisingly, the english are said to have pioneered Pau before the french. The Duke of Wellington made his mark when passing through to Spain by setting up a garrison.
A lively city steeped in history, Pau has many attractions for the visitor about town. The university here, greatly responsible for the vibrant atmosphere ever present here was founded in 1724. For historical points of reference, the university is not alone as Pau has its early origins in the eleventh century. Becoming the province capital of Bearn in the fifteenth century, the chateau Pau was once the official residence of the kings of Navarre and the birthplace of Henry IV. Today the chateau exhibits tapestries in its converted museum which are worth seeing if the schedule allows.
The Boulevard des Pyrenees provides a lovely historic and scenic walk with amazing views of the Midi d'Ossau and mountains of Vignermale. Offering lovely wild climates and sumptuous parks you will be spoilt for choice when looking for the perfect picnic spot. The mountains of the Pyrenees are not the only stunning feature of Pau as the architecture offers samples of Belle Epoque building work. Other recommended tourist attractions include Pau Castle, Musee National du Chateau de Pau and the renowned steeple chase race track, the Hippodrome de Pau. How about a round of golf at the nineteenth century eighteen hole course.
Pau plays host to the cosmetics company L'Oreal as well as the wine, cereal, petrol and gas industries. Today tourism plays as much a leading role in the city's economy as its natural gas reserves.
Visitors to Pau are well placed for exploring the Pyrenees. Physically, the Pyrenees mountain range separates France from Spain. Within close proximity of the Atlantic Sea, the Aquitaine region sits in the Pyrenees foothills within the area designated the Atlantique-Pyrenees. Hikers enjoy the intricate network of basic and difficult paths laid out and walked many times over.
The midi Pyrenees offer the most spectacular peaks and reach as far across France as the Mediterranean Sea (450 km in total from the Atlantic side to the Mediterranean) in the Languedoc-Rousillon. Here are top notch ski slopes that never seem to get overcrowded. The Central Pyrenees offer waterfalls and mountain lakes and stunning scenery to take your breath away while for a hotter piece of the action visitors cross over to the Eastern Pyrenees.
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The Pau-Pyrénées International Airport is located 7 km from the PAU to Bordeaux/Toulouse tollway entry.
There is a shuttle bus operating out of the airport into Pau. A single fare is Eur 5 (GBP 3.45), a return is Eur 9 (GBP 6).