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Pau, France

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Pau is the capital of the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in the Aquitaine region of France. Pau is 100 km from the Atlantic Ocean and 50 km from the Pyrenees. Spain is 50 km away in a straight line. The frontier is crossed by the col du Somport (1,631 m) and the col du Pourtalet (1,794 m).

When you stay in a Pau Holiday Gite, you’re in a town which stands on a 200m elevation overlooking the valley of a mountain river called the Gave de Pau, where a ford gave passage to the Pyrenees. The Gave, which becomes a torrent when mountain snow melts, begins in the Cirque de Gavarnie. It is the principal tributary of the Adour after 175 km.  The other rivers of the region are the Luy de Béarn, tributary of the Luy, the Ousse, and the Ousse des Bois, which flow into the Gave de Pau, and the Uzan, which joins the Luy de Béarn.

When you rent a holiday home in Pau – you’re visiting a town steeped in history – for it was fortified in the 11th century to control the ford across the Gave de Pau. During the early 16th century, the Château de Pau was made more habitable by Gaston III, count of Foix. Napoleon III refurbished the château and Pau adding streets of Belle Époque architecture. Pau is also noted for being the birthplace of the 16th century king of France Henry IV.

Today when you stay in a Pau Holiday Cottage – the Château de Pau dominates the city. It has a small garden that was tended by Marie Antoinette when she spent her summers in the city. The château is now considered a French historical monument and contains a collection of tapestry. Pau is still a centre for winter sports and equestrian events, with a steeplechase.

The Funiculaire de Pau is also worth a trip when you stay in self-catering accommodation in Pau. It links the city centre and Boulevard des Pyrenees to the railway station in the valley.

The train station Gare de Pau offers connections to Bordeaux, Bayonne, Toulouse and Paris, and several regional destinations – there is a TGV service to Paris too. Pau is located 200 km west of Toulouse, 30 km from Tarbes and Lourdes. Pau is served by the airport of Pau-Pyrenees 10 km away. Ryanair flies into and out of Pau’s airport. Pau is at least a day’s journey by car (without breaks) form France’s northern ferry terminals – alternatively – there are ferries received into Spain’s northern ports.

The local climate is typical of a continental region: summer temperatures peak at around 28°C, and the area is mainly sunny all year round. In the winter temperatures drop considerably, but strong winds are rare.

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La Maison Noble - Large Family Gite in the heart of Calvados, Beaufour-Druval

La Maison Noble - Large Family Gite in the heart of Calvados, Beaufour-Druval

Weekly Rental: GBP 750 to GBP 1150

8 sleeps

Welcome to La Maison Noble, a well-appointed large family gite in the heart of Calvados. Thoughtfully furnished with

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2 Bedroom Peret Holiday Villa With Private Pool Located Close to Clemont Le Herault and Pezenas

2 Bedroom Peret Holiday Villa With Private Pool Located Close to Clemont Le Herault and Pezenas

Weekly Rental: EUR 600 to EUR 1050

4 sleeps

Beautiful 2 bedroom Villa close to Clemont Le Herault to the north and Pezenas to the South. The property boasts a new

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4 Bedroom House with Private Swimming Pool and Views of Gordes - Roussillon, Vaucluse

4 Bedroom House with Private Swimming Pool and Views of Gordes - Roussillon, Vaucluse

Weekly Rental: EUR 1890 to EUR 2240

12 sleeps

The house is a haven of peace in Roussillon, the perfect retreat to recharge your batteries in the middle of nature. it

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Ste Maxime end of Terrace house with sea view

Ste Maxime end of Terrace house with sea view

Weekly Rental: GBP 900 to GBP 1050

4 sleeps

This end of terrace house has a beautiful view of the Bay of St Tropez. Set in a quiet residential area, it can sleep 4

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Le Belle Vue - Superb 2 bedroom House in Saint Antonin Noble Val, Tarn-et-Garonne

Le Belle Vue - Superb 2 bedroom House in Saint Antonin Noble Val, Tarn-et-Garonne

Weekly Rental: GBP 595 to GBP 750

4 sleeps

Many original features retained within the property, yet combined with modern & comfortable furnishings. No pool at this

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