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In Pau, there is always something going on with about twenty festivals and more than 3,000 associations, Pau is a cultural capital.

Historical heritage


Discover 12 centuries of history, in the heart of the historical city centre:

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Discover the gardens of Pau


750 ha of green patches and numerous private gardens, Pau is listed as '4 flowers' since 1983. It is one of the greenest city in Europe as it has about 80 m2 of green per inhabitant.

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The markets


The market in Pau, on Saturday and taking place on 'Place de la République'. Most produce from the south west of France.

The flea market is located 'Place du Foirail' and is opened every Saturdays, Sundays morning and Mondays.

The antique dealers fair takes place the first two weeks of October at the Exhibition centre in Pau.

The 'Grands Antiquaires' in the city centre are some of the most renowned in France.


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Pau, a gourmet city


The inhabitants of Bearn are proud of the variety of their traditional dishes.

Try the Jurançon, the first wine in the world to be labeled.

Visit the Foie Gras Museum and the Bayonne Ham Museum.

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NIght and day


Pau also has a lively night life, thanks to the british heritage. The inhabitants like to go out and the terraces of restaurants and bars are the evidence of this conviviality. The casino, cinemas and theatres are numerous in Pau.

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Culture in Pau


Things to see:

The Fine arts Museum of Pau: reminding the vibrant and lively cultural aspect of life in Pau back in the 19th century.

The Bernadotte Museum: The city of Pau bought the Balagé villa in 1950 to honor the memory of one of its most famous inhabitant. 

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