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What's on in Saint Jean Pied de Port:
Every Monday there is a large market which is definitely worth a look. At around 5pm there is a game of pelota without bats. You can join in but you need tough hands.
There is plenty of interesting architecture as there have been settlements here since the 15th century. The main street is filled with little shops and nice restaurants serving local Basque cuisine.
Saint Jean Pied de Port Travel Guide:
Saint Jean Pied de Port is the traditional starting point of the Camino de Santiago. This is it's Spanish name, in other languages it is known as:
English: The Way of St. James
French: Le Chemin de Saint Jacques
The reason Saint Jean Pied de Port is considered the traditional starting point is that the route between Saint Jean Pied de Port and Roncesvalles is the hardest of the whole Camino.
From Saint Jean Pied de Port up to the col in the Pyrenees is an altitude gain of 1200 metres. The path back down to Roncesvalles drops by 900 metres. At 23km long it takes an experienced walker a whole day.
Whether you are doing it for religious reasons or just for the adventure about 800km later you finish in Santiago de Compestela. Since 1993 the number of Pilgrims on the route has been increasing rapidly. When St. James's day (July 25) is on a Sunday it is declared a Holy Year. During these periods, numbers of pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago will be considerably more. The next Holy Day year on the Camino is 2021.
The easiest way to get from Biarritz to Saint Jean Pied de Port is surely by private transfer using Biarritz Airport Transfers. Take the hassle out of the start of your pilgrimage by letting us take you directly from Biarritz Airport to your chosen Albergues in Saint Jean Pied de Port.