Photograph Saint Jean Pied de Port

Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, France


Added by Tammy Molepske

The Gateway to the Camino Frances produces beautiful photographs of the town’s iconic landmarks for visitors and for pilgrims beginning their journey of the Way of St. James.

This beautiful Basque town in Southern Frances sits in the fog shrouded valley of the Pyrenees.  We traveled from Pamplona by taxi, but bus services are also available for about 25 euro. The two hour journey was extended slightly by bouts of car sickness as the driver navigated the mountains’ hairpin roads, which was eventually rewarded by the welcome of charming riverside dining and cobblestone roads to stroll about.   For pilgrims, this launch point for a buen camino provides accommodating lodging, the credential office, and shops to fill your pack with treasures or hiking essentials. The beauty of the town includes Roman style bridges over the Nive River, medieval architecture and the Bishops Prison museum.

Read More

Download the Outbound mobile app

Find adventures and camping on the go, share photos, use GPX tracks, and download maps for offline use.

Get the app


Family Friendly
Food Nearby

Photograph Saint Jean Pied de Port Reviews

Have you done this adventure? Be the first to leave a review!

Leave No Trace

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!


Hike across the Pyrenees via the Camino Frances

Explore the Forest of Witches via Camino de Santiago

Hike to Pamplona via Camino de Santiago

Surf Lafitenia

Surf Cote des Basques

Surf Grande Plage