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Located in southwest France, Pau is a city in the Pyrenees-Atlantiques. A majestic view of the Pyrenees is probably Pau's most striking feature. Overall, Pau is a quiet city that is still close to the sea and the Spanish border. Its culture is influenced by both Bearn and Basque traditions. Pau is a peaceful retreat for outdoor lovers while still offering a variety of things to do for an entire family's visit. Hotels.com takes the stress out of booking a hotel. We bring our guests the best Pau hotels by finding the most suitable locations and prices as well as other key qualities our guests are looking for. Add to that our valued reviews from real hotel guests, and there is no second guessing when it comes to finding the best hotel.
What's Pau Like?
Pau offers breathtaking scenery with low-key activities. The main attraction is the Chateau of Pau, birth place of Henri IV of France and home to an impressive collection of tapestries. Along with a variety of modern shops in the city center, Pau's Carreau des Halles market is where one can take in the local food scene. A university helps add a lively student vibe to the city as well. Sports feature prominently here as well with Pau being one of the city's on the Tour de France, a long history of car racing, and a golf club dating back to the mid-1800s. Pau is a very green city and is considered to have more green space per person than any other city in Europe. Pau hotels offer a pleasant stay for outdoor getaways, a family retreat, or a quiet quick break.
Tips for Getting Along with Locals in Pau
British tourism has a long history in Pau, making it easier for modern visitors to rely on English when it is necessary. It's best to have a car to get around Pau and the surrounding region. Local food is influenced heavily by a mix of the region's cultures. Duck, salmis de palombes (wood pigeon in a red wine sauce) and a local mushroom, cepe, feature regularly in southwest cuisine. While pork dishes, la poule au pot (chicken in a pot) and a soup called gabure are all traditional dishes of the Bearn region. There are also three local vineyards: Jurançon, Madiran, and Pacherenc. Enjoy a different booking experience with Hotels.com. Precise searches of Pau hotels, a variety of specials and savings, and real reviews from real guests mean an even better stay for our guests.