2. Boulevard des Pyrénées
Laid out in the final years of the 19th century, Boulevard des Pyrénées has to be one of France’s most extraordinary streets.
It links the Château de Pau in the west with the Parc Beaumont 800 metres to the east, and runs along a terrace at the top of the cliff above the Gave de Pau.
Rearing up In the distance to the south are the peaks of the Pyrenees, like the singular Pic du Midi d’Ossau at the far end of the Ossau Valley that begins right next to Pau.
There are small panels all along the boulevard to tell you what you’re looking at.
The boulevard is infinitely inspiring for morning jogs and unfathomably romantic when the sun is setting.