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17,000 students, 3,900 researchers, engineering schools, a higher school of arts and communication. A campus where it is good to live, equipped with sports and cultural facilities (climbing wall, stadium, swimming pool, concert hall ...) 10 minutes by bus from downtown Pau.

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A city where it is good to live

Ranked 1st by the magazine Student in 2015 in terms of living environment, Pau is a city both sporting and cultural. In Pau, sport is king! The high-level sports clubs are numerous (Élan Béarnais, Section Paloise rugby ...) and high quality facilities (climbing walls, whitewater pool, Olympic swimming pool ...). The cultural offer is also rich (book fair, Polar Festival, Digital Arts Festival, Zenith concerts ...). And to live in Pau is to enjoy an exceptional quality of life in the heart of the South-West!

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Pau hosts the Tour de France and organizes an Automobile Grand Prix, an International Three-day Event, the Kayak World Cup, the Basque Pelota World Cup… In Pau there are also high-level sports clubs: Pau Rugby Team, Élan Béarnais and Billère Handball. Pau hosts a symphony orchestra (OPPB), organizes various music festivals (EMMAÜS, Summer Festival, Mix & Rafting…), Festival du Polar, Comic strips Festival, Festival of Digital Culture, Book Fair…

The Region

Pau Business School situation

  • In the heart of the university site and technology park of the Pau agglomeration (Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour, Technopole Hélioparc, Research laboratories IPREM, 2 engineering schools…).
  • In the huge green area near university residences, 2 university restaurants and numerous sports facilities (swimming pool, football pitches, athletic tracks…).
  • In 10 minutes by bus from the town center.

Pau, prefecture of Atlantic Pyrenees and great economic center of the south-western France

Pau in figures

  • 1 hour away from the Basque coast and its surfing spots and beach resorts
  • 1 hour away from the Spanish border to experience another culture and way of living
  • 1 hour away from the Pyrenees and its ski resorts
  • Pau and its agglomeration : 150 000 residents
  • 15 000 students and 3 900 researchers
  • Breathtaking panorama of the Pyrenees Mountains
  • Sports town : tour de France, Automobile Grand Prix, an International Three-day Event, the Kayak World Cup, the Basque Pelota World Cup
  • Cultural town: Zénith, 3 national museums, 1 theater, 1 casino…
  • Town where « life is good » according to the magazine l’Etudiant 2015.
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International industrial sector

Pau has a very rich and diverse eco-system with major industrial poles of excellence, including: Aeronautics (Turbomeca, Messier Bugatti Dowty), Geosciences (Total, TIGF), Food Industry (Euralis, Lindt & Sprüngli, Maïsadour), Carbon Fibre (Toray), Chemicals (SOBEGI, Arkema, Total Exploration), the Horse Industry (second largest training centre in France), and the Sports Industry (Quiksilver,Oxbow, Tribord-Décathlon, etc.).

  • Aeronautics (Safran), geosciences (Total and TIGF),
  • Food industry (Euralis, Lindt and Fromageries des Chaumes, foie gras), chemistry (Toray, Arkema),
  • Sport industry (Quiksilver, Oxbow, Tribord-Decathlon)
  • And tourism (Pyrenees, Basque Coast, Lourdes).

The presence of the motorways A64 and A65 (1h from Biarritz, 1h30 from Toulouse, 1h45 from Bordeaux) and Pau-Pyrénées airport promotes the economic development of companies.

Veronique BOULLOUD

Veronique BOULLOUD

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