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Pau

(pō), city (1990 pop. 83,928), capital of Pyrénées-Atlantiques dept., SW France, at the foot of the Pyrenees. It is a major year-round tourist center, renowned for its spa and winter sports, as well as its scenery. It has metallurgical and wool industries, and aeronautical equipment, shoes, and clothing are manufactured. Founded in the 11th cent., it became the capital of BéarnBéarn
, former province, SW France, in the Pyrenees. It is now the inland part of Pyrénées-Atlantiques dept. Its valleys are well cultivated, and cattle are bred. Pau replaced Orthez as the capital in the 15th cent.
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 in the 15th cent. and the residence of the kings of NavarreNavarre
, Span. Navarra , autonomous community and province (1990 pop. 527,318), N Spain, bordering on France, between the W Pyrenees and the Ebro River. Pamplona is the capital.
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 in 1512. Henry IV was born in its château. Its university was founded in 1724.

Pau

 

a city in southwestern France and the capital of the Department of Basses-Pyrénées. Population, 76,000 (1968). Railroad junction on the line to Spain by way of the Puerto de Somport. Pau has machine-building, food-processing, textile, and footwear industries.

Pau

a city in SW France: residence of the French kings of Navarre; tourist centre for the Pyrenees. Pop.: 78 732 (1999)
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Weir struck again five minutes into the second half after Pau went offside under pressure, which proved to be the final score of the match.
Weir struck again five minutes into the second half after Pau went off side under pressure which proved to be the final score of the match.
Pau's Spanish full-back stopped him but the Blues recycled quickly for Evans to throw a pinpoint long pass to send Seb Davies galloping through a gap.
Pau is celebrated for its culinary scene with its many quaint restaurants and markets.
Blues hammered the ball long but Pau full-back Charly Malie and leftwing Marvin Lestremeau mounted a thrilling counter-attack, which forced the home side to scramble desperately to snuff out the danger.
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The burning ambition of becoming a doctor has been shelved since Pau moved to Los Angeles, but America has opened up his mind into picking up other worthy distractions: such as learning Italian and French and plonking away at the piano trying to master the works of the great French composers, and one habit that every basketball pro worth his salt must pick up: trash talk.
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Despite all that Pau has to offer, it remains one of the least known tourist destinations in France, at least outside Europe.
David Goode, obviously under the orders of Dean Richards, snatched two quick drop goals and frustrated Pau resorted to physical tactics.
Ponty were level 6-6 at half-time and were more than a match for Pau throughout a disciplined match played in teeming rain.
Pau skipper David Aucagne replied with four penalties, but the Frenchmen were far than convincing.