Château de Pau, Pau

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Must see · Castle · Specialty Museum
In the center of the city, Château de Pau is best known as the birthplace of King Henry IV of France and Navarre. Napoléon once used it as a holiday home when he was in power. Named a historic monument in 1840, the castle has a renowned collection of tapestries and an excellent collection of items from the time of Henri IV. Take a look at our Pau travel route planner to schedule your visit to Château de Pau and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Gorgeous Château in the middle of Pau! Well worth a visit! Thursday’s for English speakers!! Beautiful!  more »
  • Nice little chateau. Entry fee was 5,50 €. If you have seen other chateaus, it's not a must-do...It's too similar to other chateaus though. If you're into that stuff, go for it.  more »
  • Nice tour. Interesting castle to visit. Very friendly staff. A bit sad that they only give tours in French when 80% of the visitors are either English or Spanish speaking. The do hand out a paper with the translation and the guide was very helpful in answering any questions in English.
  • It was a good activity to do on a Sunday in Pau, as literally everything was shut. The visit to the house was nice but a bit expensive in my view. The only option is go go around with a guided group, visitors can't go for a wander by themselves, which makes the experience a but crowded and not quite so intimate. Also, the guides only speak French, but they do hand out a leaflet in a variety of languages. Still a bit boring to follow along with a guide who didn't speak any English!

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