A Stroll Through Pau, France

Early Easter morning in Pau, capital of the departement  Pyrénées-Atlanticques, with spectalur view of the nearby peaks, and about an hour inland from the Atlantic coastal towns, of Biarritz and Bayonne.

The Chateau

What should be a fabulous view of the Pyrenees from the chateau. Tant pis!

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4 Responses to A Stroll Through Pau, France

  1. phildange says:

    Pau is not at all a Basque city . It’s in Béarn, and it was the capital of French Navarre until Henry IV, King of Navarre who became King of France and Navarre .
    The Basque country is further west, although in the same departement . Main cities : Bayonne and Biarritz .

  2. Madeleine says:

    Merci Phildange pour ce rappel. “La Reine Margot” avec Isabelle Adjani est un très joli film qui permet de se rappeler l’histoire de France : Août 1572 : Marguerite de Valois, soeur du roi Charles IX, est belle, jeune et catholique. Pour renforcer la France, Cathérine de Médicis, sa mère, la marie de force au protestant Henri de Navarre, futur roi Henri IV. Mais le massacre de la Saint-Barthélémy est là qui s’annonce…

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