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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.
Château de Pau reviews
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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