Sightseeing route in Pau

Pau

【City description】

It’s a town on a hill and we can see the Pyrenees Mountains from there. In addition, Henri IV who began the Bourbon dynasty was born in this town and we can visit his castle at present.

【Overall rating】

 ★★★☆☆

【Time required】

 4 h 30

【Budget】

 12 euros

【Fatigue】

 ★★☆☆☆

【Sightseeing route】



【Start】

①Pau station

Gare de Pau

★Go to the street in front of the station and go through a roundabout.



②Funicular

Funiculaire

Time required: 10 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

★Get off the funicular and turn left to go to Pyrénées Boulevard.



③St-Martin Church

Église St-Martin

Time required: 15 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

Opening hour: 10 am – noon / 3 pm – 6 pm

Close: No

★Go to Henri IV St by the dead end. It takes 5 minutes.



④Pau Castle

Château de Pau

Time required: 60 min / Admission fee: 7 euros

Opening hour: 9 h 30 am – 11 h 45 am / 2 pm – 5 pm (9 h 30 am – 5 pm in summer)

Close: 1/1, 5/1, 12/25

It is necessary to participate in a guide tour.

★We walk around the center street. When you leave the castle, turn left and go to Maréchal Joffre St. Turn left at the third crossroad to go to Cordeliers St by the end. It takes 15 minutes by walk.



⑤St-Jacques Church

Église St-Jaques

Time required: 15 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

Opening hour: 10 am – noon / 3 pm – 6 pm

Close: No

★Go to Saint-Jacques St in front of the church and turn right at the first crossroad. It takes 5 minutes by walk.



⑥Clémenceau Square

Place Clémenceau

Time required: 15 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

★Go straight on Maréchal Foch St. It takes 10 minutes by walk.



⑦Art Museum

Musée des Beaux Arts

Time required: 60 min / Admission fee: 5 euros

Opening hour: 10 am – noon / 2 pm – 6 pm

Close: Tuesday, 1/1, 5/1, 7/14, 11/1, 12/25

★Return to the street and turn left at the second crossroad of the post office to go to Gambetta St. Turn left at the dead end.



⑧Beaumont Palace (it’s not accessible to the interior)

Palais Beaumont

Time required: 5 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

★Go to Pyrénées Boulevard while looking at the Pyrenees Mountains as far as the funicular and go back to the station. It takes 15 minutes by walk.



【Goal】

Pau station

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