"The Southwest Edge of France" Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port by hquittner
Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port Travel Guide: 29 reviews and 104 photos
We visited the last small city in Southwest France. It was from here that the Pilgrim Road entered Spain on its way to Santiago de Campostela. It was from here , about 7 km further on at Roncevaux that Roland met his death. Of course nothing remains of that time but there are some late Gothic remains, 15C walls and many 16 and 17C buildings. It has become a quiet ski area.
- Pros:Mountains and Winter Sports
- Cons:Hard to Get To
- In a nutshell:The Pilgrim Road
St.Jean-Pied-de-Port is in the shadow of the Atlantic-Pyrenees at the edge of the Bearn area. It is increasingly a... more travel advice
At the far end of town after a hill toward toward the South is the Way toward the border only 7 km further. On this end... more travel advice
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