The multimedia tour leads you on a discovery of a slice of Pau’s recent history when it was a successful resort town between the 19th and 20th centuries, using video and audio commentary that will take you from the Place Royale to the Kofu garden, via the Palais Beaumont and its park.
This Art Deco building is an excellent illustration of the last structures built in Pau as part of the resort town in the 1930s. This is an opportunity to learn more about this beautiful building that Pau residents nicknamed “the columns building”.
This neo-Gothic chapel is part of a religious structure, the Réparatrices convent, which was built in the 19th century by the Baroness de Brienen. In this video, discover the architectural details and interior decoration of the chapel, as well as the cloister located at the rear.
You are now in a quarter filled with villas that were built when Pau was a very popular destination as a resort town. Claude Laroche, a researcher for the cultural heritage and inventory department of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, presents the main characteristics of these luxury residences and some examples of Pau’s grandest villas.