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Pau Guide


Pau is a cosmopolitan French town that rests above the banks of the Gave de Pau River in the Western Pyrenees. It’s an ideal location to stop on your ramble through the mountains, with its colourful esplanades and breathtaking views. To explore this beautiful place, and see as much as possible, why not book cheap car hire with us today and obtain the freedom to see the sites at your own leisurely pace.

Explore Pau

Pau has some fascinating renaissance architecture such as the Château de Pau (pictured), which dates from the 12th century. Inside you’ll find a splendid collection of Flemish and Gobelin tapestries. The Tour de Gaston Phoebus, known as the rectangular tower, dates back to the 14th century.

Walking through town, you will see the Musée des Beaux-Arts,  which has an edifying collection of European paintings. If you’re looking for bargains, try shopping on place du Forail, behind the château; here you'll find genuine 18th and 19th century antiques.

Dining in Pau can be expensive, but there are some fairly cheap restaurants and cafes. Au Fin Gourmet, on the southern periphery of Pau near the railway station has reasonable priced dishes. If you are staying in half board of self catering accommodation there are a few small food stores to get you by.

The region of the Pyrenees is a land of summits, thermal baths, mountain streams, winter sports centers, glaciers, and many underground caverns. Pau is an ideal location for excursions to the western Pyrénées. Book car hire in Pau and gain independence to explore this beautiful part of France


Uzein Airport is located approximately 12kms north of Pau. If you decide to book car hire from the airport, you will need to take the N117 road, which is directly accessible from Toulouse. If you are travelling from Paris, travel south along the A10 and you will reach Vierzon, here take the N20 south towards Limoges, continuing on N21 south towards Tarbes, then turn west along the N117 to Pau.

Within Pau itself are public buses trains and taxis. Trains operate from Pau to Paris, Bordeaux, Bayonne and several other French cities. Buses are cheap and will get you around Pau safely and efficiently, however if you would like to travel to the outskirts and surrounding countryside, car hire is the most suitable option.

Frequently asked questions

Is the cheapest? Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town. What do I need to do when picking up a car? To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient. Are there any additional costs? In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance). What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental? In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car. What is a worry-free label? This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you. How can I change or cancel my reservation? You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less). When will I get a confirmation of my booking? Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours). Which car rental companies are compared by at this location
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  • Thrifty


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