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St Jean Pied de Port : feel like a pilgrim !

Built on the Nive river, Saint Jean Pied de Port is the capital of the French Basque Country and located in the southwestern part of France, in the Aquitaine’s region. The city is only 8 kms away from the spanish border and is surrounded by the pyrenean mountains.

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Saint Jean Pied de Port is a major step on the road to Santiago de Compostela. You can enter the city by the UNESCO listed Saint James’ gate : this gate is the one taken by the pilgrims on the road to Santiago de Compostela.

You will then discover this medieval city that presents a typical basque architecture, and you will be amazed by the houses from the 16th and the 17th centuries. A wonderful point of view on these houses is given to you on the new bridge stepping over the Nive river.

5 kms away from the city, you will also discover the old roman camp of Saint Jean le Vieux.

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Paris to st jean pied de port Good day we are 3 friends need to travel from paris charles de G airport to Montparnasse in Paris were we will stay for one night to leave on 30 May from Paris montparnasse to St Jean Pied de Port were we will start walking the Camino French way (...)

Estie Matthee | 2019/03/03 complete | 3 Comments
Preboard and connection times We are arrving to Pau by bus at 8h32m and the train departs at 9h51m and arrives in Dax at 10h37m - connection time is 41minutes - departs Dax at 11h18m with arrival in Bayonne 12h01m - connection time 14minutes - departs Bayonne at 11h47m with (...)

Sharon Busch | 2018/07/18 complete | 1 Comments
Needing a credit card after receiving the e-ticket? I've purchased euro rail tickets from Paris to Bayonne and Bayonne to St Jean Pied De Port using my dad's credit card. However, my dad will not be travelling with me in Europe. Do I need his credit card as a proof of purchase after already (...)

Brian Lee | 2017/08/17 complete | 3 Comments
Bikes on trains in europe My daughter and I are cycling Europe this summer. We were hoping to sometimes be able to jump on a train between some major points to maximize our time. Specifically we want to take our bikes on the train from Vienna back to Amsterdam at the (...)

Susan | 2012/06/03 complete | 33 Comments
Camino bound - stepping onto the camino trail at st jean pied de port 2 sisters flying into CDG or Biarrtz-Anglet Airport?? Stepping onto the Camino from St. Jean pied-de-port. Would a France/Spain Eurail Select Pass be useful, possible bus/taxi usage in both (...)

lyn | 2016/07/07 complete | 2 Comments

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