In Pau there are a fair number of pubs and clubs, all student friendly and good fun. Being an Erasmus there was great, as I got to know other foreign students, organise some wicked trips and hang out with French students as well. The city has lovely atmosphere and is attractive and in a great location for outdoor sports. From Pau I travelled to San Sebastian and also went hiking in the Pyrennées (highly recommended!). Many students skied in the winter months, as well, so if you're sporty, this is the place for you!