Living + Teaching in Pau, France

Population: 84,973
Département: Pyrénées-Atlantiques

 Pau, France | Photo courtesy of Kenny Dietz @bonjourkenny

Pau, France | Photo courtesy of Kenny Dietz @bonjourkenny

Where to Drink

Where to Eat


La Fiancée du Desert
21 rue Tran

Le Mexico
1 rue Maréchal

Taj Mahal
49 rue Henri Faisans

18 Boulevard des Pyrénées

Café Russe
20 Boulevard des Pyrénées

18 Boulevard des Pyrénées

Les Sardines
9 rue Gachet

La Tireuse
2 rue Bourbaki

Where to Party + Dance

Best Spot to Grab a Coffee


afé de Pau
6 rue Carnot

French Coffee Shop
Pau Bosquet, rue Jean Monnet

Le Cristal
20 rue Maréchal Foch

Café de l'Europe
17 rue Maréchal Foch

L'Isle au Jasmin

28 Boulevard des Pyrénées

Le Baracuba
0 rue Maréchal Joffre

9 rue de la Fontaine

Le Garage
47 rue Emile Garet

18 Boulevard des Pyrénées

Must-See | Must-Do

Museums to Visit

Musée des Beaux-Arts
rue Mathieu Lalanne

Musée National du Château de Pau
2 rue du Château

Musée Bernadotte
Rue Tran


Ideas for Day + Weekend Trips

Outdoor Activities

Pleasant Walks

  • Hiking + Skiing in nearby Pyrénées mountains (less than one hour away!) 
  • Le Boulevard des Pyrénées
  • Parc Beaumont
  • Parc du Château

Housing Examples

Worst Things About City

Best Things About City

  • Great weather
  • Low cost of living
  • Small city, but not too small - has everything one might need!
  • Close proximity to the Pyrénées mountains
  • Definitely not a big city like Bordeaux or Toulouse
  • May be difficult for 'city people' to adapt to
  • While there are certainly some bars in Pau, there aren't a lot

Pro-Tips from Past + Current Teaching Assistants

  • 330€ per month for an apartment with roommates


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