Villa Navarre

Pau, France




Lourdes, one hour away


Superior room

Superior room

A five-star France stay at 19th-century mansion turned luxury hotel overlooking the Pyrénées - with breakfast and optional spa treatment offer

A rather wonderful choice for gourmands and spa lovers looking for ultra-stylish digs in the French city of Pau, this 19th-century mansion is set in over two hectares of mature parkland. Not only will you have the dazzling Pyrénées Mountains right on your doorstep, but also you’ll be just 90-minutes from the both the famous ski resorts and the spectacular Basque Coast.

Built between 1865 and 1870 (a time when the English nobility and glitterati flocked to Pau to seek respite from the damp and cold winters), the exterior is as fairytale-like as it gets. Inside, you’ll find 30 individually-designed guest rooms - all of which mix classic French décor (lavish furnishings, rich fabrics, carpeted flooring, floor-to-ceiling drapes) with modern luxuries.

Days here can be spent sipping cocktails in the beautiful sitting rooms, kicking back with a few glasses of whites or reds at the bar, and enjoying all sorts of indulgent pampering in the serene spa. Dining is just as five-star worthy; not least for the talented Pau-born chef’s gourmet menus that respect both the culture and age-old food traditions of this intriguing region.

Good to know

Please note there is a local city tax of 2€ (per person, per night) to be paid directly to the hotel.

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Boutique Country Europe

We like

  • Staying in a stately 19th-century mansion in Pau, the gateway to the Pyrénées
  • Unwinding in effortlessly elegant guest rooms teamed with lovely bathrooms
  • Impossibly good gourmet cuisine properly paired with French reds or whites

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