Pau is perfect for a weekend adventure. Not far from your Première Classe hotel, you can stroll between the lower town that borders the Gave de Pau, and the upper town that dominates the landscape. There’s also a funicular railway connecting the two halves of the city. The old town still has all its medieval charm, as well as the castle where Henry the Great was born. Continue your sightseeing tour with a trip to the Musée Bernadotte, the former residence of King Jean-Baptiste Jules Bernadotte of Sweden.
Once comfortably settled in your room, you can head out to explore the hidden gems of Pau. A week is the perfect amount of time to investigate the city and its heritage at your leisure. The castle, the old town, the Musée Bernadotte and the Église Notre Dame immerse visitors in Bearnese tradition. There are also many outings to enjoy: a walk around the city’s medieval ruins, a late-night visit to Lescar by torchlight, bike rides along the river, and more. Not far from Pau, and your hotel, Tarbes, Lourdes and Jurançon make for exciting days out.
Having been awarded the French “Famille Plus” label, Pau is the perfect destination for a vacation with the kids. When you check in to your affordable hotel, check with our team and the tourist office to see what family-friendly sporting, cultural and fun activities are on during your stay — they change with the seasons. Tours especially for kids are available, as are puzzles to get them having fun while they get to know the city. It’s worth noting that there are also ski slopes less than a two-hour drive from our hotels.