Pau was founded in the 11th century, and since that time this city has grown into a well-known world resort. Actually, it happened due to its location near the Pyrenees. It makes this city a centre of winter sports and a home to some competitions. Pau short breaks are very popular among the people who like mountains, but do not have a lot of time for holidays. They just come there when need a short rest. At the beginning of the 16th century Pau became the residence of the Kings of Navarre, of Henry IV, in particular, who had married the Queen Margo. These historical persons are described in the eternal work of A. Dumas. So, this small place can be more interesting for you than you could imagine at first. Even if you come there for a short time you can find some entertainment for yourself. It is not difficult to make new acquaintances and develop relationships during the vacations, and you will necessarily get a lot of good impressions about this city.
People like to visit Pau, mostly arriving via Pau airports. You can fly there by plane too, trains, buses and private cars being also available. But flights are the most comfortable and fastest ways of traveling if you are interested not in the process of transportation, but in the destination place. The service in the airports is high level, and the flights will go easily. Pau airports are very comfortable, no matter their small size. Pau Pyrenees Airport is located 7 kilometers northwest from Pau, but taxi and bus services are available from there. Besides, the cost of the transportation to the city itself is included into the total price of a plane ticket.
A range of services at the airport facilitates your traveling, and in case you have questions you will be able to get them answered. Pau airports have Information Desk on the ground floor where you may learn all you need. There is also a bank on the ground floor, so if you haven't enough money you may use bank services - the bank clerks will willingly help you. Information Desk also offers you the Internet service and message facilities. And though the airport is too small for international flights, you can easily get to Paris and to some cities in the neighboring countries from there with great comfort and pleasure. The restaurant in Pau Pyrenees airport is open from 11 am to 9 pm, and you can have a tasty dinner there cooked in accordance with the local recipes.
If you have free time in Pau airports you can visit their shopping area. They sell a lot of local clothes, wines, make-up and jewels. You can buy some souvenirs for your relatives and friends there.
There is one more perfect facility for very busy people at the airports - a meeting room where you can easily organize a conference or an important meeting, so your contracts won't be missed. Actually, the airports are high ranked, and due to the fact that this place is a nice international resort you will be provided with good service there. More than 1 million people annually go through Pau, so the services there are, indeed, developed. Pau is a wonderful place with splendid views. And you will hardly be able to find something more romantic than looking to the powerful mountains in frosty weather. It will be very pleasant if you choose exactly this city for your Pyrenees vacations.