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Stories and Tips Pau

The Pyrenees

Written by Bob Nicholls on 06 Aug, 2000

Any mountain chain is majestic and awe-inspiring, and the Pyrenees are no different. Over a period of weeks, I headed to the Col d'Aubisque, Col du Somport, Pic de Midi and other passes and peaks within driving distance of Pau. I was never disappointed.…Read More

Not the Po, but Pau.

Written by Bob Nicholls on 05 Aug, 2000

Spending three months in Pau (pronounced po), a medium-sized city in the south-west of France, was an opportunity to study French at the Universite de Pau et des Pays de L'Adour, and to learn much about the region. Pau is not exactly one of…Read More


Written by Bob Nicholls on 04 Aug, 2000

The first sight of La Cite, as it is called, the Middle Ages walled town of Carcassonne, is truly incredible. Approaching from across the Aude River, it rises above the new town and is very imposing from a distance. What ramparts, towers and turrets, and…Read More


Written by courtie on 17 Jun, 2005

So, this is for all of you who are either going to live in Europe or stay for a long period. When it is first decided (by personal choice, of course), it feels like a dream. As you go to get all the paperwork in…Read More

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