Welcome to Pau
Welcome to Pau - the city of " Biarnes"
Pau has the particularity to be located at 30minutes from mountains, at 1hour of the Atlantic coast and to be just next to the Spanish border.Its best features are some of its historic attractions such as the history-rich and impressive Chateau de Pau. Cosmopolitan, sportive and historic city, Pau is a very dynamic place. It’s an Occitan city, capital of the Bearn, you will have the opportunity to discover a warmhearted culture full of traditions and values.
French telephone numbers are all 10 digits, starting with "0". Dial 00 33 for France, if calling from the UK.
Standard time zone: UTC/GMT +1 hour
Some useful numbers :
French law requires that you always have personal ID about your person on you.
If you want to drive, you must have a fluorescent yellow bib in the car in case of you break down on a busy road and need to be visible to the others drivers.
You will find in Pau a very enjoyable climate, with its mild winters, temperate summers that extend by an Indian autumn, and last but not least the absence of strong winds ...
The company IDELIS is in charge of buses. It’s the cheapest way of transport since tickets only cost 1€ and it allows you to travel for an hour on all lines of the network. You can buy your ticket directly in the bus.
You can also benefit of several beneficial offers depending on what you are planning to do during your trip:
daily pass: 2.70€
10 tickets : 8.20€
You can also rent a bike thanks to the “IDECYCLE” project. The firt 30 minutes are free.
For more informations, this is the link for their official website:http://www.idecycle.com/