A wonderful social and accompanying persons program has been developed that will afford delegates and their accompanying persons the opportunity to sample some of the best that Pau and its surroundings has to offer. Participation to the dayly excursion tours is not included in the registration fees.


Tour 1: Pau Castle National Museum

This superb royal residence is above all the birthplace of Henry IV, King of France and Navarre.
The building perpetuates the homage and legend of the first king of the Bourbon dynasty.
The architectural set of buildings has undergone three major restorations:
The first took place in the Middle Ages, the second at the Renaissance and the third in the middle of the 19th century.
It has been classified as a National Museum and provides visitors with nearly 800 years of history allowing them to enjoy an elaborate set of decorations including one of the most beautiful collections of tapestries in Europe.
The recent restorations carried out both inside and outside have given the building an outstanding lustre.
The castle and its surrounding parks and gardens are situated on the outskirts of the old market town, near to the oldest golf course on the European mainland.




Tour 2: Lourdes (Catholic pilgrim place)

Nearly 6 million visitors, coming from all over the world, gather in Lourdes each year. Since the Virgin Mary appeared to Bernadette Soubirous in 1858, the Pyrenean city has been filled with peace and brotherhood brought by its visitors to the banks of the Gave



Tour 3: Biarritz and the Basque Coast

•Atlantic coast and country



Tour 4: Le Pic du Midi

The Pic du Midi is one of the great gites of the Pyrenees! Pic du Midi is an astronomical observatory. It is a site of high mountain exceptional and unique panorama, accessible to all types of audiences throughout the year








If you are interested in trips or excursions not listed here, please contact us as we will work with you to arrange small group or special trips.
Trips which fail to meet minimum group sizes will be cancelled with a full refund

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