img_08512Bienvenue dans la capitale du Béarn

 

 

It was a great opportunity for me to visit France again for the business trip in beginning of March 2009. Pau, is a commune on the northern edge of the Pyrenees, a city in the ‘préfecture’ of the Pyrénées-Atlantiques département in France. It is the capital of the Béarn region. Alphonse de Lamartine said: “Pau has the world’s most beautiful view of the earth just as Naples has the most beautiful view of the sea.”

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I walked through the beautiful city which gave me a good-first impression about the old building, roads, the shops, and the tourist. In the center of Pau there is a magnificent castle, the Château de img_08671Pau, that dominates that quarter of the city. It is famous for being the birthplace of the 16th century king of France Henry IV and was once used by Napoleon as a holiday home during his period of power. It has a small garden that was tended by Marie Antoinette when she spent much of the summers in the city. The château now is considered a French historical monument and contains a nice collection of tapestry.

with Peadar McKevitt

with Peadar McKevitt

 

At the last day of my trip, I took the pictures some of my collegues. I really enjoyed talking with them. They are really nice people. Recently, I  just went back to Stavanger and really enjoyed seeing my family!

 

A Pao, les vacances en ville…
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