Boulevard des Pyrénées - Pau

Pau City break : a week-end to explore the city's highlights

Pau, a gateway to the Pyrenees, is a town of many features. Make the most of a colourful week-end combining snow and palm trees, in the capital of the Béarn area.

SATURDAY – 11am

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To get your day off to a good start, set off to discover this lovely city with a stroll through the old town's lovely narrow streets. Look upwards and admire the houses as they guide you, and make the most of the boutiques and quaint cafés that liven up the streets. In the city centre, a collective of three artists invested an abandoned area and brought it back to life with their street art. The Atelier ambulant project is a great way to discover a new facet of the city.

Wander to the new covered market (« Halles ») to discover its innovative architecture, taste local flavours and meet the area's producers. Gastronomy fans won't want to miss the city's « gourmet pass » ; available at Pau's Tourist Office, which enables you to taste all the local delicacies (Pyrenees cheeses, Bayonne ham…).

SATURDAY – 2pm

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You simply cannot visit Pau without taking a tour of its famous castle, a memorial place which perpetuates the legend of King Henry the 4th. Admire the Royal Apartments and « salle des Cent couverts », then end your visit by taking in the amazing view of the town and the river Gave. This tour takes you on a journey, 1,000 years back in time to explore local and national history.

Next, enjoy a drink on a Boulevard des Pyrénées terrace and admire the exceptional scenery. The contrast between the palm trees and the snowy peaks in the backdrop make for a a sight you won't forget !

Pau is a green town with well-kept secrets. Relax in the shade of centennial trees in parc Beaumont. Walk around cyprès chauve lake and stop off for rest at the music kiosk.

For an evening drink, we recommand the Snug, a cocktail bar opposite the castle. Their drinks are homemade with seasonal fruit from the market. You'll enjoy the atmosphere in each of the bar's three rooms.

SUNDAY - 11am

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For culture fans, a visit to the fine arts museum is a must. Built in 1930, it is one of the region's main museums. Its exhibitions are renowned for their quality and the variety of works, from the 15th century to today. Here, you'll find paintings by great artists such as Zurbaran, Bassano and Jordaens. All year long, many activities are organized for visitors of all ages.

Into sports ? Test our different golf courses (the town is home to Europe's oldest golf course) then hop over to the racecourse to attend a horse race. A show you won't forget ! For a thrilling experience, try white-water rafting or canoeing/kayaking at the stadium, an amazing spot in the city, to experience aquatic adventures at the foot of the mountains and just a few steps from the castle of Pau.

For lunch with a breathtaking view of the Pyrenees mountains, we suggest hôtel Villa Navarre. The chef's fine gourmet cuisine is made with local products.

SUNDAY – 2pm

Pau was awarded four « lauriers » by the « Ville active et sportive » label. The destination can count on the lively supporters its regional sports teams. In summer, many Tour de France passages occur in the city. Cycling fans simply must visit « Tour des Géants », on the old velodrome, to admire an interactive exhibition dedicated to this internationally famous event.

In May, come and attend the oldest automobile race in town. Its challenging circuits make it quite successful among many race drivers.

If you have some extra time, explore the Pyrenees mountains and admire the splendid landscapes. Just thirty kilometres from Pau, one of France's Most Beautiful Villages, Navarrenx. For a final gourmet experience, take the Jurançon route to meet winemakers and farmers and taste local white wine, with hints of honey and spices.

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Camping Le Val du Gave d'Aspe

Log cabin village comprising 16 log cabins scattered in a park planted with trees and equipped with a swimming-pool, in a fenced and safe environment which is perfect for young children. Quiet and homelike atmosphere.

6 rue de Lazères 64400 GURMENCON
Du 08/03/2024 au 13/10/2024
- Communauté de Communes du Haut-Béarn -
- Communauté de Communes du Haut-Béarn -
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Ferme de la Porte d'Aspe

Pierre et Christine Foueillassar GAEC du Pas d'Aspe Route d'Agnos 64400 GURMENCON
Du 01/01/2024 au 31/12/2024
- Communauté de Communes du Haut-Béarn -
- Communauté de Communes du Haut-Béarn -
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Hostellerie du Paon Blanc

Where the Aspe, Ossau and Barétous valleys meet, at the edge of the Pyrenees National Park, you will find the hotel AU BON COIN, in the heart of peaceful and luxuriant nature.
We offer you 17 cosy and comfortable bedrooms in a quiet natural place that ensures relaxation and well-being. In Summer, our spacious swimming-pool will enable you to bask in the sun or swim in a verdant setting.
You will enjoy the atmosphere of our pastel-coloured and softly lighted bedrooms after a busy or a relaxing day.

Route des Thermes 64660 LURBE-SAINT-CHRISTAU
- Communauté de Communes du Haut-Béarn -
- Communauté de Communes du Haut-Béarn -
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Chambre d'hôtes Amphitryon

Patrick and Corinne welcome you in one of their five Bed and Breakfast rooms (awarded 3 "keys"), in this old parsonage dating from the XVIIIth century, in the heart of the Medieval city. Right from the entrance, the tone is set: old stones and woodwork mix with wrought iron elements, creating a warm atmosphere. Here, you will enjoy the relaxing lounge, the card table, TV, the reading area and, in winter, the authentic Bearnese fireplace.
Outside, you will discover a priest's garden and our organic kitchen garden to delight the taste-buds. In the evening, you can enjoy our friendly "table d'hôte" and our local specialties... as well as the chef's surprises!

23 place Saint Pierre 64400 OLORON-SAINTE-MARIE
Du 03/01/2024 au 15/12/2024
- Communauté de Communes du Haut-Béarn -
- Communauté de Communes du Haut-Béarn -
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Maison Soulé

Maison Soulé 4, 6 et 8 rue du Haut 64680 BUZIET
Du 01/01/2024 au 31/12/2024
- Communauté de Communes du Haut-Béarn -
- Communauté de Communes du Haut-Béarn -
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Pays d'Art et d'Histoire des Pyrénées béarnaises

The Cities of Art of History are area which are particularly focused on the promotion and development of their heritage and architecture, member of a national network led by the Ministry for Culture and Communication. Each labelled town offers exploration activities: Guided tours, exhibitions, educational services…. As well as the city’s built heritage, there is also the natural, industrial and maritime heritage, and residents’ memories.
In the Atlantic-Pyrenees, Haut-Béarn offers infinite possibilities to highlight the heritage through Piémont Oloronais and the three Béarn valleys, Aspe, Ossau and Barétous. Many visits are organised for children and for adults with a guide. Worth another look, in detail: Oloron-Sainte-Marie, La Pierre-Saint-Martin, Laruns, Artouste-Fabrèges, Eaux-Bonnes, Gourette and Arudy

Communauté de Communes du Haut Béarn 12 place de Jaca CS 20067 64400 OLORON-SAINTE-MARIE
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Camping Pyrénées Nature

Where the Aspe and Ossau valleys meet, quite near the city centre and the shops, the Gîtes du stade campsite welcomes you with its 110 camping sites and 10 gîtes sleeping 4 persons. In the high season, the rates include the access to the nautical stadium.

Chemin de Lagravette 64400 OLORON-SAINTE-MARIE
Du 01/02/2024 au 31/12/2024
- Communauté de Communes du Haut-Béarn -
- Communauté de Communes du Haut-Béarn -
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Oloron Sainte-Marie

Allées du Comte de Tréville B. P. 70010 64400 OLORON-SAINTE-MARIE
Du 01/01/2024 au 31/12/2024
- Communauté de Communes du Haut-Béarn -
- Communauté de Communes du Haut-Béarn -
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Office de Tourisme du Haut-Béarn

Allées du Comte de Tréville BP 70010 64401 OLORON-SAINTE-MARIE
Du 01/01/2024 au 05/07/2024
- Tourisme Béarn Pyrénées Pays basque -
- Tourisme Béarn Pyrénées Pays basque -
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Cathédrale Sainte-Marie d'Oloron

The cathedral, listed by the Unesco as World Heritage, is the highlight of the episcopal see. Its romanesque doorway was made by two sculptors in the XIIth century. The nave, the ambulatory and the choir are gothic (XIVth and XVth centuries).
Exceptional exhibition in the Treasure.
Pedestrian walk from the car park "Monseigneur Saurine", thematic gardens, exhibition in the passage "Monseigneur Saurine" which leads to the cathedral square.

Place de la Cathédrale 64400 OLORON-SAINTE-MARIE
Du 01/01/2024 au 31/12/2024
- Communauté de Communes du Haut-Béarn -
- Communauté de Communes du Haut-Béarn -
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Alysson Hôtel

You will receive a warm welcome in this modern and highly comfortable hotel with spacious, entirely air-conditioned bedrooms (some of which include a spa bathroom). A swimming-pool and a covered terrace with a view to the Pyrenees mountain range. A gourmet restaurant, where the Chef, Christophe Dodard, will suggest you some dishes all prepared with local products.
We will organise any leisure activity (rafting, 4x4, quad, paragliding...) for your seminars.
Fitness suite with spa and sauna.

24 boulevard des Pyrénées 64400 OLORON-SAINTE-MARIE
Du 01/01/2024 au 31/12/2024
- Communauté de Communes du Haut-Béarn -
- Communauté de Communes du Haut-Béarn -
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Office de Tourisme Vallée d'Ossau - Arudy

Place de la Mairie 64260 ARUDY
Du 02/01/2024 au 31/12/2024
- Tourisme Béarn Pyrénées Pays basque -
- Tourisme Béarn Pyrénées Pays basque -
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Le tour du dolmen en écomobilité

This beautiful loop follows the signposted "Tour du Dolmen" trail, with an extension from the station. It allows you to discover the Béarn countryside surrounded by the foothills of the Pyrenees.

Away from the beaten track, it has a few surprises in store: it passes through 2 remarkable villages, a dolmen - the largest in the département - and a section of the Chemin du Piémont Pyrénéen, following in the footsteps of pilgrims on their way to Santiago de Compostela.



This route is proposed by the Comité Régional de Randonnée Pédestre. Departing from a train station or TER bus stop, it allows you to join a walking or hiking itinerary, and take a stroll in ecomobility!

202 km
Medium
64260 BUZY
- FFRandonnée Nouvelle-Aquitaine -
- FFRandonnée Nouvelle-Aquitaine -
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Voie verte de la Vallée d'Ossau

The first sections of the Ossau Valley greenway/bike route have been completed. It will eventually link Buzy to Eaux-Bonnes and will cross 9 municipalities.

To date, 13 km of cycle route (Buzy/Bielle and Geteu/Laruns station sections) with rest areas equipped with multifunctional bicycle terminals. A very easy bike ride at the foot of the mountains, at the entrance of the green Ossau valley, on a greenway that took over from an old railroad. It has a bucolic landscape dimension on the edge of the powerful river Gave that comes down from the mountains, but also a heritage dimension.

11 km
1h 30m
Very easy
Gare de Buzy 64260 BUZY
- OT Vallée d'Ossau Pyrénées -
- OT Vallée d'Ossau Pyrénées -
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Maison Naba

On the routes to Santiago de Compostela, between Oloron Sainte-Marie and Pau, you will find Estialescq, a village nestling in some verdant hills. At the foot of the vineyards of Jurançon, a few strides away from the Aspe and Ossau valleys and the Pyrenees National Park.
This farm dating back to the 18th century, which is entirely made of pebbles from the Gave river, has been transformed - as if by magic - into the Naba guesthouse. A park planted with trees and flowers, as well as some comfortable and stylish bedrooms, will offer their guests a peaceful but friendly stay. Indeed, Jeanne, the lady of the house, enjoys welcoming, sharing and introducing her guests to some local treasures.

Maison Naba 8 chemin Carrère 64290 ESTIALESCQ
- Communauté de Communes du Haut-Béarn -
- Communauté de Communes du Haut-Béarn -
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Domaine Tinou

Producer of Jurançon wine, red and rosé from Bearn. Certified Ecocert SAS 32600 F
Organic farming since 1964. Visit and free tasting by appointment for the groups.

1325 Chemin Rancés Quartier Rey 64290 LASSEUBE
Du 01/01/2024 au 31/12/2024
- Communauté de Communes du Haut-Béarn -
- Communauté de Communes du Haut-Béarn -
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Les Jardins d'Ossau

2 chemin de Départ 64260 BUZY
- OT Vallée d'Ossau Pyrénées -
- OT Vallée d'Ossau Pyrénées -
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Camping Les Jardins d'Ossau

In the heart of a protected natural site, in the village of Buzy, is the campsite Les Jardins d'Ossau. The flora and fauna is particular with a peat bog (sphagnum mosses, carnivorous plants, droséras). Ideal for a starting point for a hike in the Ossau Valley.

It is a campsite set in the middle of nature, with 12 pitches on a large shady meadow, wooden chalets to rent by the week and a berry orchard, which you can pick yourself and also learn how to make delicious jams. The campsite Les Jardins d'Ossau welcomes you for a relaxing and educational holiday. On-site sale of jams, fruit and vegetables.

2 chemin de Départ 64260 BUZY
Du 01/01/2024 au 31/12/2024
- OT Vallée d'Ossau Pyrénées -
- OT Vallée d'Ossau Pyrénées -