Visit Pau - ICF Canoe World Championships Pau 2017

Welcome to Béarn Pyrénées, land of mountains, creation, vineyards and ambition.

Here, life flows between rivers and spectacular mountain hikes, it celebrates traditional festivals and savors typical southwestern specialties while sipping glasses of Jurançon wine.

Welcome to Béarn Pyrénées, where youth bubbles with courage and ideas, where traditional expertise is passed on through the generations and nature is superbly well preserved.

All this against the background of our mountains, the Pyrenees, which enchant, reassure, protect and unify our land… the land of Béarn Pyrénées.



  • Three "Towns and Regions of Art and History": the "Pyrénées Béarnaises", Béarn des Gaves and Pau
  • Two UNESCO World Heritage sites: the cathedral of Sainte-Marie in Oloron-Sainte-Marie and the "Chemins de Compostelle" pilgrimage routes 
  • Henri IV, King of France and Navarre, born in Pau
  • The Bétharram caves: over 200,000 visitors a year



  • A legendary mountain pass: the Col d'Aubisque
  • The Artouste train, the highest tourist train in Europe
  • The Pyrenees National Park: the protected natural space of the Pyrenees
  • Two great walking routes: GR10 and HRP
  • The Boulevard des Pyrénées: “Pau has the world’s most beautiful view of the Earth just as Naples has the most beautiful view of the sea”-Lamartine

Discover the famous touristic sightseeing in Pau!

  • The National Museum of the Château de Pau
  • The Boulevard des Pyrenees
  • The Museum of Arts
  • The Funicular
  • The Palais Beaumont

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  • A great Béarn chef: Yves Camdeborde
  • France's biggest ewe's milk cheese producing region, and second for corn and foie gras
  • Two AOC wine appellations: Jurançon and Madiran
  • Ogeu, the Pyrenean moutain water




  • An Olympic champion: the canoeist Tony Estanguet
  • The first golf course in continental Europe: the Pau Golf Club, opened in 1856
  • One of the 3 most-visited cities during the Tour de France



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Package from Pau Pyrénées Tourisme

During 3 days and 2 nights, come to enjoy the Canoe World Championships and Pau city. 
Special offer from 99€ per person !

This package includes :
- Accommodation in Pau conurbation with a 3* hotel and breakfasts included
- Race day tickets for the World Championships finals (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) at the Pau Whitewater stadium
- A group guided tour of Pau Castle 
- Jump on a rafting trip with a guide to discover Le Gave : the river that travels through Pau,
- Complete kit to discover Pau’s area and the good addresses

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