Wonderful Pau !!

Pau is an interesting town. We had passed by it many times, even stay in quick night hôtels on the town,especially for the tour de France bike race; but never really wandered about it, and we decided that after so many choices we have here to pick one that we have not seen fully; so therefore, this is my introduction to wonderful Pau !! . We came always by car. I am updating this older post for the memories of always! Hope you enjoy it as I.

To stayed in town our favorite chain is Ibis of the chain Accor;  and here we chose the Ibis Budget Pau Est,wonderful service by manager Véronique and great stay easy on and off from the highways and straight down the city center of Pau. For reference their webpage: https://all.accor.com/hotel/3498/index.en.shtml#origin=ibis

We had to tell you about the castle museum of Pau; (see post). The gardens are great wonderful views over the Pyrénées mountains and well maintained.  We took a quick peek at the museum of Bernadotte, (see post)  the birthplace of this   Jean-Baptiste Jules Bernadotte chosen by Napoleon I to secure the continuation of the royal house of Sweden in 1818 he finally became the king of Sweden, today the current king Gustav is a descendant Bernadotte. We visited the boulevard des pyrénées famous look over the mountains and took the funiculaire or cable car up and down;and it is free!!! (see post) .

We went to several wonderful churches such as Saint Martin, Saint Jacques, and the religious Library now of the Church of Reparatrice. We took a walk by the museum of deportation and liberation in the beautiful park of Villa Lawrence.(see posts)


We did our shopping in the Auchan cc near us, wonderful place with all you need including micromania hehehe and Flunch restos , nice refreshing site to relax after a long day of sightseeing.


Of course we ate out, and the best there was pizzeria l’Etna at rue Sully, very nice folks and great food at reasonable prices. Even thus some of the rating is average 3 out of 5 we found it above average for the price, quality, excellent service, and quick.


We did lots of eating in house, buying at the Auchan cc or the covered market Halles in Pau is excellent fresh produce great quality and good prices for take home from veggies to wines; every day except sundays and at place de la République,  now totally renovated! (see post).  We did our shopping of goodies here mostly the kids bought stuff like foot locker,fnac, micromania, lacoste and hugo boss, we settle for the food, chocolates !!! the L’Atelier du Chocolat at Maréchal Joffre is excellent, we got the touron basque or the basque nougat.


Also, at the palais des pyrénées shopping center where FNAC ,Micromania are located off place Clemenceau you find the Chocolaterie de la Couronne, here we went for the suedoise or swedish and the pallet des pyrénées, delicious, try it.



We did took a peek at the Galeries Lafayette store at place Clemenceau, and had our cold beers at the Café de l’Europe just there too at rue Maréchal Foch  with nice fast friendly service. We , also, stop first one at La Brasserie Royale at place Royale for cold beers and drinks. (see posts)


The Pau tourist office on its heritage:https://www.pau-pyrenees.com/home/notre-patrimoine

The city of Pau on cultural offeringshttps://www.pau.fr/article/pau-capitale-humaine

There you go folks, we even went to Spain on one day trips from our base in Pau. Great family trip, and good driving all the way with little or no traffic.  Hope you enjoy this brief introduction to wonderful Pau and do see my other posts on the city.

And remember, happy travels good health, and many cheers to all !!!

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