Getting There — Pau-Uzein airport is 12km (7.5 miles) north of town; call tel. 05-59-33-33-00 for flight information. There are good train connections from Biarritz (three direct per day, taking 1 hr., 40 min. and the same again via Bayonne); the one-way fare is 21€. For train information, visit www.oui.sncf or call tel. 36-35 (.40€/min.). Driving to Pau is relatively easy because the new A65 motorway has dramatically speeded up access times from the north. From Paris, take A10 south to Bordeaux, the N230 ring road around Bordeaux, the A62 Autoroute des Deux Mers, until joining the new A65 motorway at Langon just south of Bordeaux, which runs all the way to Pau. Alternatively, from Toulouse, the smaller N117 runs to Pau.
Visitor Information — The Office de Tourisme is on place Royale (www.tourismepau.com; tel. 05-59-27-27-08).
Special Events — In late May and early June, during the Grand Prix de Pau (https://www.grandprixdepau.fr/en; tel. 05-59-27-31-89), race cars compete for speed records in what may remind you of a small-scale and slightly less glamorous Monaco Grand Prix.