Chateau De Pau

Currently Closed
  • Address: 2 Rue du Chateau, 64000 Pau, France
  • Timings: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +33-559823800
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Museum, Historical Site, Photo Gallery, Exhibition , Heritage Building

Chateau De Pau - Review

Built during the middle ages, on the banks of river Gave, Chateau de pau is a magnificent castle of great historic importance. Once the birthplace of King Henry IV, then later becoming a holiday home for Napoleon, the Chateau today is a National Museum located at the heart of the city.

Its lush green gardens are home to some remarkable species of trees such Sequoia, Hetre, Orme, Chene and many more while its elaborately decorated interiors are a sight to sore eyes. The ‘Hall of Hundred’ which can house a hundred guests at a time, The Empress’ Apartment, The large Reception hall, all of it adorns the Castle which can be rightly termed as The ‘Crown jewel of Pau’.

One of the most visited sites in Pyrenees-Atlantiques and a home to a beautiful collection of antiques which includes:

  • Ceramics and Other Art objects.
  • Collection of Old Prints and Photographs.
  • Collections of Old Drawings.
  • Antique and Royal Furniture Collections.
  • Sculpture Collections.
  • Collections of Old Coins and Medals.
  • Tapestry Collections.
  • Collections of Paintings.

Chateau De Pau Information

  • Access to People with reduced mobility is restricted to rooms on the ground floor, while for the visually impaired guide dogs are allowed in the museum.
  • Access to Museum rooms is subject to baggage control. Luggage such as soft bags, small suitcases, strollers (folding umbrellas) backpacks should be left in the cloakroom whereas the big bags and suitcases are not allowed in the site.
  • Cameras without Flash, Video recording and Cell phones are permitted.
  • Smoking, drinking and eating are not allowed in the Museum Rooms.
  • Pets, except Guide Dogs are not allowed on the site.

The Book store and Boutique here houses a lot of historic books and other interesting stationeries at affordable prices. You can access store without the ticket to the museum. The timings are as follows:

  • From September 16th to June 19th: 09:30 am to 11:45 am and 02:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
  • From June 15th to June 30th and September 1st to September 15th: 09:30 am to 12:30 pm and 01:30 pm to 5:45 pm.

Chateau De Pau Ticket Prices

  • Reduced rate: 5.50 €
  • Group rate: € 6 (from 10 non-exempt persons from the entrance fee)
  • Free: children under 18 years.
  • Access to temporary exhibitions organized by museum is free on first Sundays of every month.
  • Special Tariff Pass Pau is available for just EUR 10 which includes visiting the castle of Pau, the museum of Fine Arts or the museum and Bernadotte Audio-guided tour of the city and also gives various discounts.
  • Access to The National Domain and The House Baylucq are FREE.

Chateau De Pau Opening and Closing Hours

Castle Museum Timings:

  • From June 15th to September 15th: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm and 01:30 pm to 06:45 pm.
  • From September 16th to June 14th: 9:30 am to 11:45 am and 02:00 pm to 05:00 pm.

Castle grounds are open during the closure period of Museum.

  • From June 15th to September 14th: 08:30 am to 7:30 pm (early closing at 7:15 pm)
  • From September 15th to June 14th: 08:30 am to 6:30 pm (early closing at 6:15 pm)

How To reach Chateau De Pau by Public Transport

By Road

  • From Bordeaux: N134, Centre Ville then Gare / Chateau
  • From Bayonne Tarebes and Lourdes: N117, Centre Ville then Gare / Chateau.

By Bus

  • Lines P8, P5, P11, T2, free shuttle coexists.

Restaurants Near Chateau De Pau

  • Aux Portes du Chateau
  • La Table d’Hote

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TripHobo Highlights for Chateau De Pau

  • Chateau De Pau Address: 2 Rue du Chateau, 64000 Pau, France
  • Chateau De Pau Contact Number: +33-559823800
  • Chateau De Pau Timing: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm
  • Chateau De Pau Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Chateau De Pau(preferred time): 09:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Chateau De Pau: 01:30 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Pau include Chateau De Pau in their plan

  • 63.13% of people start their Chateau De Pau visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Chateau De Pau

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85.11% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Chateau De Pau

People normally club together The Gassion Hotel and Boulevard Des Pyrenees while planning their visit to Chateau De Pau.

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Chateau De Pau, Pau Reviews

  • Castle in the centre of the city of Pau, It dominates that quarter of the city. Henry IV of France and Navarre was born here on December 13, 1553 and it was once used by Napoleon as a holiday home during his period of power. The château has been classified as a Monument historique since 1840 by the French Ministry of Culture. Nowadays it is a National Museum which houses the works preserved from the days of Henry IV and especially during the restoration made by Louis-Philippe.

  • Guide was only French speaking. Was very difficult/impossible to understand. But It's a beautiful museum inspite of being small.

  • I loved the gardens and looking at the building but I never went in bc I don't like tours. I know I am stubborn about this. I wish there were another option. Even it were just a small museum.

  • Great tour with a passionate tour guide who obviously loves what she does. Her knowledge of the history was vast and extremely interesting. A must see.

  • Very nice castle and museum in the center of the city. Very good views of Pau from up there.

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