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    Musée national du château de Pau

    A palace fit for kings.

    Located in a strategic position between the Gave de Pau and the Hédas, this fortified castle, built to control the passage of goods and people, dates back to the 11th century. The Mazère tower bears witness to this era.

    In the late 14th century, Count Gaston Fébus turned the castle into a citadel (the Fébus tower standing 33 meters high still remains).

    The building was continuously modified until the end of the 19th century and gardens were added, as it was now a royal residence.

    After the Revolution, the architecture of the palace was maintained and added to: the doors were restored, a tower and a portico were built.

    This huge monument retains the evidence of its history and is a must-see if you are visiting the town.

    Additional informations

    For groups, tours by appointment
    The published rates provide access to a guided tour of the museum
    Non-guided visit to a part of the museum is only possible during the summer season, from June 15 to September 15 from 17:15 to 18:30 (price: 2 €)

    Schedules and prices

    From Wednesday 16 September 2015 to Tuesday 14 June 2016 :
        Every day, from 09:30 to 11:45
        Every day, from 14:00 to 17:00
    From Wednesday 15 June to Thursday 15 September 2016 :
        Every day, from 09:30 to 12:30
        Every day, from 13:30 to 18:45
    From Friday 16 September to Saturday 31 December 2016 :
        Every day, from 09:30 to 11:45
        Every day, from 14:00 to 17:00

    Admission prices :
        Full price : 7 €
        Reduced price : 5.5 €
        Group rates (adults) : 6 €

    Closed on 1 January, 1 May and 25 December

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