Surrounded by mountains, with its historical walls, crossed by the river Nive, Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port is a World UNESCO Heritage and one of the most beautiful towns of the Basque Country.
Located 8 km from the spanish border, Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port is the last french step of the Pilgrimage to Saint-Jacques de Compostelle, before the crossing of the Roncevaux Path to Spain.
The medieval houses and paved small streets remind us of a very remote time and tradition. Charm and authenticity caracterise this old town and its citadel.
Entering the city through medieval gates, , you will discover various interesting sites within the pink-stone bulwark : gardens, remparts, old city doors and medieval houses, the XIth century church, the Roman Bridge, the Notre-Dame bridge, the Bishops Jail etc..
From the citadel, military edifice inspired from Vauban works, you will enjoy an amazing panorama above the basin of Saint-jean-Pied-De-Port and on the Nive's Valley up to Saint-Jean-Le-Vieux.
Crédit-photos : Saint-Jean pied de Port Vue générale ©CDT64 (n°1), St Jean Pied de Port Nive © Ph.Laplace (n°2), St Jean Pied de Port rue ©CDT64 (n°3)