Palais Beaumont today:
Pau’s Historic Conference Centre is a venue with high added value, perfect for holding your seminars, conferences, meetings, trade shows and performances. The complex enjoys an enviable location set in lush parkland with a panoramic view of the Pyrenees, just a few minutes’ walk from the city centre.
When history merges with the future: : In the prestigious setting of a palace with over a hundred years of history, you can enjoy a state-of-the-art infrastructure. The Palais Beaumont network is configured to allow 2,000 simultaneous internet connections! You will have access to a truly “VIP” network, equivalent to those developed for airports and railway stations. What’s more, this Wi-Fi network is customisable to your needs.
Pau-Pyrénées, the wealth of a region:: Set out to explore a vibrant city where life is good, a city that will reveal its secrets to you if you are a history lover, gourmet or avid foodie, a die-hard sports fan or curious about “Nature”… PAU INSPIRATION
The Palais Beaumont can accommodate your gatherings from 5 to 800 people in its 8,500 m² of bright function rooms and modular spaces:
Originality: As the residence of the Pau Pays de Béarn Symphony Orchestra (OPPB), our conference centre offers a range of services unique in France: 6 musical Team Building workshops
On the spot: Allow yourself a break and conviviality moments in our Brasserie LA BELLE EPOQUE.
The History of a palace:
The mayor of Pau, Henri Faisans, ordered a marvel of Belle Époque architecture, designed by Émile Bertrand, to be built in the Parc Beaumont, which had been acquired by the City of Pau.
The complex included a Palmarium (palm greenhouse) topped by an immense dome made of glass and metal, a covered walkway, four café-restaurant dining rooms, a theatre, various lounges and a casino.
In a rather deteriorated state, the Palais d’Hiver (winter palace) was meant be converted into a city casino according to plans by Georges Wybo, the responsible architect of the casinos in Deauville and Cannes: the Palmarium and its glass roof were thus demolished.
At the instigation of André Labarrère, Mayor of Pau, the Palais was completely renovated by the City of Pau (architect: François Lombard). It retained its 1928 appearance but became a convention centre under the name “Palais Beaumont”. The casino was preserved in the eastern part of the complex, while areas planted with exotic trees are a reminder of the splendour of the Palmarium of 1900.