Explore the rich culture while visiting the many attractions Pau is replete with. These cultural attractions are suitable for all ages and can prove to make your trip to Pau a fruitful one. Be it historic monuments or cultural performances, cultural attractions somehow steal the show of the other attractions and things to do in Pau.
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2 Rue du Chateau, 64000 Pau, France
09:30 am - 05:00 pm
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 t...
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58 rue du commerce, 64360 Monein, France
04:00 pm - 06:00 pm
The largest church in the town of Monien, Saint Girons de Monien took about 70 years and seven generations of men to construct. It was built in the honour of Saint Girons who was one among the seven holy saints of the 5th century who evangelized the Novempopulania or the ‘Land of the Nine tribes’.
Although having undergone numerous tra...
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Street Tran, 64000 Pau
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
The Museum of Bernadotte was once the house and birthplace of Jean Baptiste Bernadotte a soldier who turned Marshal and then eventually became the King of Sweden and Norway during the time of Napoleon. Built around 1730, the house still retains the feel & mood by keeping the same furniture and settings of the bearnaise family at the time. Even ...
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Lescar, 64230, Pyrenees-Atlantiques
12:01 am - 12:00 am
Built in one of the oldest towns of Europe, the first human traces in Lescar dates as far back as 2500 BC. The Cathedral, which is now a National Monument, was constructed by Bishop Guy de Lons somewhere in the year 1120, right during the Spanish Crusades. It was later then sacked by Protestants during the reign of Jeanne III. A Romanesque styled c...
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Sainte Foy, 64160 Morlaas
07:30 am - 07:00 pm
The Church of Morlaas was built sometime during the 11th and 12th century. It is dedicated to Saint Foy, a young girl saint who was arrested and tortured to death by the Roman Empire during the 2nd century AD. Perhaps the most staggering feature of the church is its long, concentric, arched doorway adorned with sculptures depicting significant bibl...
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Villa Lawrence, 68, rue Montpensier, 64000 Pau
02:30 pm - 06:00 pm
Unlike most Villas in France Villa Lawrance is unique for its blend of Flemish and Germanic architecture. It was built by the Schlumberger Family from Alsace in 1855 and was later bought by the Lawrance Family in 1893, hence the name. At the time of its construction, it was in the countryside and the Town of Pau did not extend that far. Only during...
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64460 Montaner, France
10:00 am - 07:00 pm
Situated at an altitude of 329 meters Chateau de Montaner is known for its 40 meter high fortified tower which was once used to keep a watchful eye on the borders of Bearn. Built in 1373, on the orders of Gaston Febus, the count of Foix, the Chateau served as a garrison and Protection on the frontiers of Bearn.
This, along with Morlanne Chateaux, s...
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Carrere du Château, 64370 Morlanne, Aquitaine, France
10:00 am - 07:00 pm
Like its fortified counterpart, The Castle of Montaner, The castle of Morlanne was built by the orders of Gaston Febus, the Count of Foix, for his brother Arnaud Guilhem around 1373. He took to strengthen his networks of fortification during the time of the infamous hundred year war between France and its sour neighbour England.
The castle stands ...
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Eglise Saint Martin, 3, rue Gontaut-de-Biron, 64000 Pau
08:30 am - 07:00 pm
Built originally between 1468 and 1472 opposite Chateau de Pau, the church became too small as time went by and the population of the town of Pau grew. After years of debate the church was rebuilt in 1864 and completed in seven years, at the current location which is a little further east.
One of the imposing characteristics of this church is perh...
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Eglise Saint-Jacques, 8 Rue Bernadotte, 64000 Pau
08:30 am - 07:00 pm
Saint Jacques de Pau shares a similar history to that of its counterpart, Saint Martin’s church. Here initially a chapel was constructed which soon became inadequate for the pilgrims. Hence the work on Saint Jacques de Pau began with funds of about 70,500 francs and was completed in 1861. As part of the Gothic revival movement this church is ...
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Chateau de Mascaraas, 64330 Mascaraas
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
A fortified Manor house from the medieval, Chateau de Mascaraas is located right at the heart of the Pacherenc and the Vic-Bilh, in Madiran vineyards. Transformed into a abbey and barony in the late 17th century the manor still has kept a set of interior decorations form the time.
Chimneys with Arudy marble, Italian-style decorations painted on th...
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Rue de la Cite, 64230, Lescar
02:00 pm - 07:00 pm
Located in one of the oldest towns of Lescar, the Museum of Art and Culture has archaeological collections from less than 3,000 years to ancient times. With collections like old furniture and paintings, 4th century mosaics with geometrical representations and exotic and rare pottery objects found at Beneharnum, it’s an antique lover’s p...
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2, avenue Schuman, 64000 Pau
08:00 am - 07:00 pm
One of the prime examples of modern catholic architecture, Saint Pierre de Pau was built entirely by grey concrete and slates. Many visitors are surprised to find an octagonal shaped church. Also the semi conical dome rising upward from the centre gives more of a Buddhist monastery feel to it.
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St Andrew’s Churh 8, rue O’Quin, 64000 Pau
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
The city of Pau once had three Angilican churches, two of which no longer remain in their original form except for Saint Andrew’s. It was built in 1888 and till now continues to be at thriving parish. The church is a fine example of Neo Gothic beauty with an English touch. Its interiors are adorned with pretty stained-glass windows, beautiful...