Saint Jean Pied de Port
Saint Jean Pied de Port is 35 kilometres away from the campsite
Centre for Basque sports and cultural exchanges and activities.
This is a legendary town that has preserved its unmatched authenticity, earning it an international reputation.
The medieval town of Saint Jean Pied de Port is a must-see during your stay in the Basque country. It is in the Basque countryside, at the foot of the mountains and the Pyrenees.
From the top of the ramparts, the citadel watches over the town.
Built on the site of the old castle of the kings of Navarre, the citadel looks down on the town from over 70 metres high. It is an integral part of the network of fortresses in the western Pyrenees.
Porte St Jacques
This monument was listed as a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1998. It is the historic gateway for pilgrims travelling along the Way of Saint James. The Porte St Jacques is one of the fortified gates in the medieval town of Saint Pied de Port. It takes its name from the Way of Saint James pilgrimage (Jacques in French), who are still just as numerous today.
The Way of Saint James
The Way of Saint James was originally a Catholic pilgrimage to Saint James’ Cathedral in the town of Santiago de Compostela in Spain.
The route begins in Saint Jean Pied de Port in France, at the foot of the Pyrenees, and ends at the cathedral, covering a distance of 876 km.
Espadrilles made in the purest tradition, from the kind of models worn by our ancestors to today’s modern versions. You will find a very wide range in this store. The products come directly from the company. This is not just a shop, but also a small, free museum lovingly recounting the history of the espadrille.
In the town of Saint Jean Pied de Port, Barbier-Millox has preserved the pure traditions of pastry-making for three generations. Here you can enjoy the famous Gâteau Basque with cherry or cream, as well as traditional sweets in a wide range of flavours: cherry, Manzana, yellow or green Izarra and home-made ice creams.
The Arrambide Restaurant
Philippe Arrambide, a Michelin-starred chef, works with exceptional ingredients according to the seasons. With passionate inspiration, he constantly develops new dishes, spending days at a time in creative experiment.
His aim is to surprise diners with skilled research into textures, ideal combinations and refined presentations, while preserving all the taste of the ingredients.
The produce is exceptionally fresh and selected from local farmers or from other regions where necessary.