Palais des Sports de Pau

The Palais des Sports de Pau is an indoor sporting arena that is located in Pau, France. The seating capacity of the arena for basketball games is 7,707 people, and the arena also includes a 500 capacity in private lodge areas.

Palais des Sports de Pau
LocationPau, France
Coordinates43°20′4″N 0°21′45″W / 43.33444°N 0.36250°W / 43.33444; -0.36250Coordinates: 43°20′4″N 0°21′45″W / 43.33444°N 0.36250°W / 43.33444; -0.36250
Capacity7,707 (basketball)
Construction costFRF 78 million
(€12 million euros, excluding tax)
ArchitectJean-Michel Lamaison, Michel Camborde
Élan Béarnais Pau-Orthez (basketball)


Palais des Sports de Pau has been used as the home arena of the Élan Béarnais Pau-Orthez French professional basketball team, since it opened in 1991. It has also frequently hosted games of the senior men's French national basketball team. It is the largest basketball-specific arena in France.

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