Nestled in the corner of rural south-west France stands Pau, the capital of the Béarn region and bastion of history and culture. The town occupies a unique geographical position in the foothills of the Pyrenees. With its awe-inspiring views of the mountain range, Pau is only a few hundred kilometres from the major towns of Bourdeaux and Toulouse and even closer to Spain and the Atlantic Ocean. A springboard to sunny beaches, snow-capped mountains, Pau’s pretty streets and excellent gastronomy are enough to ensure leaving will be difficult.
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Fire Brigade: 18
||La Dépêche du Midi
La Nouvelle République des Pyrénées
||Most shops are open from approximately 9am-7pm. The smaller shops may close a couple of hours for lunch. Shops are open on Sundays at their own discretion.
||Pau Pyrenees Tourist Information
Place Royal, Pau
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