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The third busiest airport complex in Aquitaine, the Pau-Pyrénées Airport is situated 7km north of Pau in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department. Able to handle 1 million passengers a year, Pau-Pyrénées Airport handled 62,000 travellers in 2014. Covering 10,000 m², the airport complex includes a terminal building that houses two shopping zones and a restaurant complete with panoramic views of the Pyrénées. There are 1,000 car parking spaces situated close to Pau-Pyrénées Airport and 400 car parking spaces that are reserved for clients who have rented a car from one of the on-site car rental agencies. Other services provided at Pau-Pyrénées Airport include free internet access, a crèche, a cash machine and a letterbox.

Pau is situated in the heart of the former Sovereign state of Béarn, birthplace of Henry lV and seat of the Kings of Navarre. Book a flight to Pau and explore the Château de Pau, a classified French Historic Monument before heading to the Musée Bernadotte, which retraces the history of Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte who later became King of Sweden and Norway. Take time during your holiday to stop at Château Montaner and Morlanne, strongholds of the Sun Prince, Gaston Fébus. Pau is home to an incredibly rich religious heritage: the Romanesque Lescar Cathedral, the Gothic church at Saint Girons de Monein, the Baroque sanctuary of Lestelle-Bétharram, not forgetting the Art Deco Saint Joseph, Notre Dame and Saint Pierre de Pau churches. Reserve a hotel room in Pau, at a stone’s throw from these landmarks. Aquitaine in South West France is also known for its cuisine and no holiday would be complete without trying its specialities. Tuck into a ‘garbure’ bean and corn soup, a ‘poule au pot’ casserole or some local foie gras. Wash it down with a glass of Jurançon, a white wine produced at the foothills of the Pyrenees, or, if you prefer reds, a sip or two of Madiran, the perfect accompaniment to a hearty bowl of Cassoulet!

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