Campsite Saint Jean Pied de Port

Campsite near Saint Jean Pied de Port

By bus with the line 814 of the Txik Txak network, you will get to Saint Jean Pied de Port in about 30 minutes. If you wish to go to the foot of the citadel by personal vehicle from the camping Cambo les Bains, the pleasant road will offer you many charming landscapes trademark of the Basque country.

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Saint Jean Pied de Port : in the heart of the Basque Country

Landscapes, gastronomy and architecture, here are already 3 major reasons to go to this city located on the right bank of the Nive river. At the foot of the Ronceveau pass, you will be on the pilgrimage route of Saint Jacques de Compostelle.

This unmissable destination is a magnificent medieval city with a large cultural and historical heritage. The church of Notre Dame, the largest Gothic style building in the Basque country after that of Bayonne stands proudly there.

The Saint Jacques gate is part of the World Heritage of Unesco as its fame is well known and it is a strong testimony of History. The citadel and its fortifications will satisfy the fans of historical vestiges.

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Top 5 things to do in Saint Jean Pied de Port

  • Small tourist train : through the medieval city, this unusual walk will be an adequate excursion to learn about the history and heritage of Saint Jean Pied de Port
  • The site of the citadel : a walk between the bastioned fortifications will lead you to a breathtaking view of the city and its surroundings.
  • The bishops’ prison : this museum specialising in the history of the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela is a large building. Its evocative name raises many questions
  • Church of Our Lady of the Assumption : this historical monument is often the scene of Basque choirs whose voices resonate to the rhythm of Basque tunes
  • The Gate of Saint James : historical entrance of the pilgrims on their way to Compostela which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site

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