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 ...
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.
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.
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).