Pau is the capital of the Béarn department in the Aquitaine region. It is an old royal city beautifully set between the mountains and the ocean, at the extreme southwest tip of France. It is heir to a rich tradition of tourism dating back to the 19th century when it was a prestigious resort for aristocrats from around the world.
Pau has managed to preserve its heritage and boasts magnificent buildings scattered throughout its territory: the national stud farm, different palaces, villas, museums, and a castle. It is also a very green city, with more than 750 acres of green space and many rare and exotic species.