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Rue Tran, Pau, France


What Pau lacks in personality it makes up for with location. While the city is a bit drab, its surroundings are not. Much like nearby Tarbes in the Midi-Pyrénées, the city itself doesn’t have too much to offer and is a little dreary in spots. But it is a one-hour drive to the sea and the Spanish border, and it’s right at the doorstep of the mountains. The city’s slogan, “the dream life,” is a bit overreaching. There is some allure to the city itself, however. There are a couple of interesting historic attractions, the most notable being the Renaissance castle where Henry IV once lived. Pau received the distinctive fourflower designation, and features more square feet of greenery per capita than any other city in Europe. The selection of hotels and dining is diverse for a city of this size.

Last updated January 13, 2012
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