Pau is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Pau one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Pau is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Pau or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Pau. Explore the historical monuments of Pau with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Pau guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Pau page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Pau landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of 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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Jardin du chateau de Momas, 64230 Momas
02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
Situated 16km north of Pau, Chateau du Momas is built on a feudal mound. This former seigneurial residency is today known for housing the most exquisite and rare trees in its botanical gardens that has been taken care by three generations of botanists.
With more than thousand different plants and vegetables, the garden is divided in various section...
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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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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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Les Amis du Haras National de Pau Gelos, 1 rue du Marechal Leclerc, 64110, Gelos
02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
A superb countryside farm situated in Gelos built by Napolean Bonaparte during 1808 mainly to house military stallions. With beautiful rustic barns giving a very earthly feel the farm is a home to many different breed of horses including Anglo-Arab stallions, Merens, Pottocks and Ponies from the Landes region. Ranked No.1 in France for its Equine b...
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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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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...
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Leon Ross et des Grottes, 65270 Saint-Pe-de-Bigorre, France
09:00 am - 06:00 pm
Discovered as far back as 1819, by and Old guard of Napoleon, the caves began to attract tourists and other naturalists form 1836. It is only in 1847 Leo Ross installed roads to facilitate access, installed a power plant to electrify the caves. Today the site is managed by Albert Ross, fourth generation.
The caves can be accessed by foot, by water...