The Pyrenees
- highlands of the God Sun

Direct flights from Kerry to the Pyrenees

Summer departures from July to Pau Airport

Pau is a charming city located in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in southwestern France. Pau’s historic city centre is characterised by elegant 19th-century architecture, wide boulevards, and beautiful parks. The Boulevard des Pyrénées offers panoramic views of the Pyrenees and is lined with cafes, shops, and historic buildings.

One of the city’s most iconic landmarks is the Château de Pau, a beautiful medieval castle that was once the birthplace of King Henry IV of France. Visitors can explore the castle’s rich history, admire its Renaissance architecture, and stroll through the picturesque gardens. Parc Beaumont is an expansive park featuring lush greenery, manicured gardens, and a tranquil lake.

Nestled at the foot of the Pyrenees, Pau is a gateway to all the area has to offer. If you like the outdoors, this areas has many treats in store such as endless miles of hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing and paragliding. With an abundance of flora and fauna, the Pyrenees is known for its bears, wolves, ibex, chamois, and numerous bird species.

The area is also known for its natural thermal springs and wellness resorts, where visitors can relax and rejuvenate amidst stunning mountain scenery. Enjoy a soak in the soothing hot springs of Ax-les-Thermes in France or Caldes de Boí in Spain, or indulge in a luxurious spa treatment at one of the region’s many wellness retreats.

Perhaps the most famous town in the area is Lourdes. The focal point of Lourdes is the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes, which attracts millions of pilgrims each year. The sanctuary is built around the Grotto of Massabielle, where the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared to a young girl named Bernadette Soubirous in 1858. Visitors can attend Mass, participate in the Rosary procession, and bathe in the waters of the Lourdes Spring, believed by many to have healing properties.

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