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Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques

Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques
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Donibane Garazi, Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, the capital of Basse Navarre, 8 km from the border, in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques, was the final stage of the pilgrims of Saint Jacques de Compostela, the pass of Roncesvalles. This city has retained its authenticity and charm through its old buildings and cobbled streets.

His cultural identity is reflected through various facets. You will appreciate its rich gastronomic and handicraft products, its commitment to the traditions through the Basque language but also through its dances and its Basque Basque pelota games.

No doubt you will experience moments of goods and that you will leave an unforgettable memory ...

Geographical information

MunicipalitySaint-Jean-Pied-de-Port
Postcode64220
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Latitude43.1631410 (N 43° 9’ 47”)
Longitude-1.2381100 (W 1° 14’ 17”)
AltitudeFrom 156m to 320m
Surface area2.73 km²
Population1716 inhabitants
Density628 inhabitants/km²
PrefecturePau (117 km, 1h36)
Insee code64485
IntercommunalityCC de Garazi Baigorri
DepartmentPyrénées-Atlantiques
RegionAquitaine

Nearest cities & towns

Ispoure1.1 km (3 min)
Ascarat2.2 km (4 min)
Lasse2.5 km (5 min)
Caro2.9 km (5 min)
Saint-Michel3.7 km (7 min)
Saint-Jean-le-Vieux4 km (7 min)
Aincille5 km (9 min)
Bustince-Iriberry5.8 km (8 min)
Anhaux5.8 km (9 min)
Irouléguy6.2 km (9 min)
Jaxu6.6 km (10 min)
Bussunarits-Sarrasquette6.7 km (11 min)
Arnéguy8.1 km (10 min)
Ahaxe-Alciette-Bascassan8.1 km (11 min)

Things to see and do

The entrance to the old city, surrounded by ramparts, offers many points of interest: pink sandstone walls, medieval streets, gardens cascade, the speaker doors, the 12th century church, the bridge Notre Dame, the Roman Bridge ...

Spain Street with its shops, rue de la Citadelle climbing between the houses of the 16th and 17th centuries, after the famous citadel built under Richelieu offers a splendid view. You can visit the museum of the Prison of Bishops and vaulted underground room warhead. Further, the Porte Saint Jacques, a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, offers a nice look at the plain of Cize.

Citadel overlooking the city on the spur kept the brand Vauban, a paved ramp leads to the monumental arch and half moon.

Surrounded by mountains, the feet in the Nive, Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port is probably one of the most beautiful cities in the Northern Basque Country.

Tours by Country Raconteurs throughout the year for groups and summer for individuals.

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Events and festivities

Every Monday: all day traditional market in the center. Gourmet food market until 13h the covered market.

Every Monday: 16h (or 17h in summer): pelota with bare hands.

July-August: show Noce Basque 1900.

In July and August, some Thursdays: gastronomic and craft fairs.

Photos

View Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port
View Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port
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Rue de la Citadelle
Rue de la Citadelle
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Flowery balcony of the house Arkanzola
Flowery balcony of the house Arkanzola
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View of the city from the ramparts
View of the city from the ramparts
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Front the church, the fountain of pilgrims (© JE)
Front the church, the fountain of pilgrims (© JE)
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Notre Dame
Notre Dame
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Porte Saint-Jacques
Porte Saint-Jacques
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Old building on the edge of Nive
Old building on the edge of Nive
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lintel engraved on a Basque house rue de la Citadelle
lintel engraved on a Basque house rue de la Citadelle
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Overview of the city of Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port
Overview of the city of Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port
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The Nive
The Nive
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The City (© JE)
The City (© JE)
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One of the city gates (© JE)
One of the city gates (© JE)
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Ruelle (© JE)
Ruelle (© JE)
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Ruelle (© JE)
Ruelle (© JE)
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Ruelle (© JE)
Ruelle (© JE)
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Window of the church (© JE)
Window of the church (© JE)
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Other window (© JE)
Other window (© JE)
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Houses on the Nive (© JE)
Houses on the Nive (© JE)
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The old bridge over the Nive (© JE)
The old bridge over the Nive (© JE)
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Iraty forest (© JE)
Iraty forest (© JE)
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Iraty Forest (© JE)
Iraty Forest (© JE)
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Weather

Tuesday 5 may
Min. 8°C - Max. 17°C
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Wednesday 6 may
Min. 9°C - Max. 20°C
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Thursday 7 may
Min. 10°C - Max. 28°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Roman camp of Saint-Jean-le-Vieux (5 km).

Winery tours in the many vineyards of the appellation Irouleguy on the road Irouleguy wines.

Historic site of Roncesvalles (28 km) in Spain.

The Irati forest and its many opportunities for hiking (35 km). Skiing in winter (35 km from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port).

The typical village of Saint-Étienne-de-Baïgorry: Castle Etxauz, Irouleguy cellar wines, Oilandoi chapel (12 km).

Valley Aldudes: Banca Aldudes and Urepel are the three villages of the valley. Beautiful scenery, gourmet food ... (20-30 km).

Water sports on the Nive in Bidarray (15 km).

Hiking, biking hiking, horseback donkey, horse riding, climbing, caving, archeology.

Producers of sheep cheese AOC Ossau Iraty artisanal meats, trout Banka.

Local artisans installed Ossès: potters, sneakers, ironwork ... (12 km).

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
River sports fishing with an instructor guide
Sports sensations100 € to 190 € Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port
Rafting or hydrospeed in Basque Country
Sports sensations29 € to 50 € Bidarray (14.1 km)
Rafting in the Nive gorges
Nature and the great outdoors30 € to 50 € Bidarray (14.6 km)
Tour and tasting at Eztigar cider works
CraftsFreeSaint-Just-Ibarre (15.5 km)
Paramotor flight over the Basque coast
Sports sensations95 € to 195 € Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle (31 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Tour of Occostey with a donkey
HikeEasy3h00Irouléguy (5.5 km)
La Bidouze educational trail
HikeEasy3h00Guiche (39 km)
Tour of Orx Marsh
HikeEasy2h30Orx (50 km)

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