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Pau’s Historic Grand Prix

The Pyrenean city of Pau (64 Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Nouvelle Aquitaine) is home to 2 motor racing Grand Prix events in May:
  • 17 – 19 May 2019 – Grand Prix de Pau – a program with seven good level and spectacular motor racing, night and day races, single-seater cars with FIA Formula 3, Formula Renault 2.0, French F4 Championship and the France GT Championship…
  • 25 – 26 May 2019 Grand Prix Historiqueclassic racing cars Grand Prix – in a lovely old city with thrilling views of the Pyrenees, this is the oldest and most exciting of the street circuits and provides great racing and a convivial atmosphere.

for more info see www.grandprixdepau.fr/historique/

Hotel Continental, Pau

Hotel Continental, Pau

Pau is the next largest city in SW France after Bordeaux and Toulouse. Its elegance comes from its history as a Spa Town in the Belle Epoque (19th Century).
Nearby are the vineyards of Jurançon (fabulous dry and sweet white wines) and the town is often visited by the annual cycling Tour de France each July.

Stay in the Best Western Hotel Continental, an elegant hotel in the heart of the historic centre.

Pau is located 45 minutes from the Pyrenees and its ski resorts. It is a holiday resort for tourists to the Pyrenees (hiking, climbing, skiing) and Spain. Located near the Basque and Landes coasts, it is possible to indulge in  water sports (surfing, diving, sailing, etc.).
Pau is the gateway to the five Béarnese valleys (the Ossau Valley, Vallée d’Aspe, Vallée de Barétous , the Vallée de l’Ouzom  and Vath-Vielha) and the ski resorts of Gourette, Artouste , Le Somport  and La Pierre Saint-Martin; spas such as Eaux-Bonnes and Eaux-Chaudes and for eco-tourism (white-water sports, cultural and foodie tourism).

Its location at the foot of the Pyrenees gives Pau an exceptional panorama of the chain of the Pyrenees mountains, in particular from the famous Boulevard des Pyrénées which is a long avenue of over a mile facing the Pyrenees mountain range.

 

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