On this first day, you can view the sights of St Jean Pied de Port after being booked in a hotel in the centre of town.
This beautiful walled city is the modern-day starting point for the full Camino Frances route. Nestled in the French Pyrenees, the Spanish border is a mere 8km away. Visit the old prison and the popular Gate of St James as you explore the area. Before leaving, take time to explore the old medieval walls where you can see the original city gates at either end of the Rue de la Citadelle, the town’s main cobbled street. Later, collect your pilgrim’s passport ahead of your first day of walking tomorrow.
Meals Included: None
Accommodation: Hotel Itzalpea
A family home built in 1807, this hotel is located in the heart of the French Basque country. The house has a tearoom, where you can order local pastries and cafe au lait. Rooms are comfortable with classic en-suite furnishings.