Chateau De Pau

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  • Address: 2 Rue du Chateau, 64000 Pau, France
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  • Timings: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +33-559823800
  • Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Historical Site, Family And Kids

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 Travel Tips

  • 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.

Entrance Ticket Details For Chateau De Pau

  • 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 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 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.

  • Aux Portes du Chateau
  • La Table d’Hote

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  • 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
  • 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

  • 47.25% 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

Monday, Thursday and Sunday

87.8% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Chateau De Pau

People normally club together The Gassion Hotel and Musee Bernadotte while planning their visit to Chateau De Pau.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Chateau De Pau Reviews & Ratings

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  • You can't wander freely inside; it's a French speaking tour only. There was however an English printed version, just a summary really. If you're a big fan of furniture and tapestries it'll be a good time. It wasn't my cup of tea really

  • This is a guided tour only but wow!!! Our tour was in French and to the guides credit the effort was made to highlight key points in English (but you are given an English brief sheet and some rooms have additional brief sheets). The chateau centres on Henry IV, and I doubt there are many places where you can be so close to the historical items. There was a special room to show an actual restoration project up close on a 17th century tapestry. Security is very strict as you can wander on the rooms during presentations. NOT suited to small children or children not speaking French.

  • I like it a lot. Nice castle with interesting architecture, story and gobellins. Lovely surrounding and nice guides. Their English is imperfect, but it's a good opportunity to test your French.

  • Lovely castle..the tapestry collection is outstanding and really deserves a closer look ...the little boutique has nice souvenirs and books and generally this historically important castle is well worth a visit whilst in Pau..the gardens are gorgeous too..Pau is very charming...the Pyrenees as a backdrop can't be nicer .

  • Such great atmosphere and great people very friendly so much to see and do lovely experience

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