Centuries old homes, framed by narrow cobblestone alley ways wind their way through the city, once a favourite winter spot for British and American expats. In many ways Pau feels closer to a coastal resort than a mountain town. It evokes a decidedly French Riviera feel, with grand villas, palm fringed avenues and elegant villas which give the impression it’s just stone’s throw from the shore. But a glance in any direction gives way to sweeping snowcapped peaks, winding slopes and lush countryside that offer access to some of the regions best hiking, climbing and skiing.
Located just an hour long drive from the border of Spain and 45 minutes from the famous ski resorts of the Pyrenees, Pau serves as a must-see location for any season.
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