Nestling between the Basque hillsides and the Spanish border, on the right hand bank of the river Nive and situated at the foot of the mountain peaks of the « col de Roncevaux », Saint Jean-Pied-de-Port has a story to tell.  Discover its multi-layered history through its architecture which is typical of the Basque region: it is has always been an important stopping-off point on the pilgrimage route to Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle, it was an ancient stronghold of the Navarre Kingdom (824-1620) and still today remains an active crossroad for international commerce.

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Information: Tourist Office - Tel: +33 (0)5 59 37 03 57.

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Must-sees and Mus-dos

  • The citadel ands its ramparts (17th-century)
  • The Gothic Church of Notre-Dame (13th-century)
  • The "bishops'jail" (14th / 15th centuries)
  • The guided tour of the village

By themes

  • Abbeys and churches: The Gothic Church "Notre-Dame"
  • By the Waterside: The River "Nive"
  • Castles and ramparts: The citadel ands its ramparts (17th-century)

Close by villages

  • Ainhoa (43 km)
  • La Bastide-Clairence (43 km)