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A privileged location in Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port

Welcome to Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, a real gem located in the heart of the Basque Country. This charming town offers a privileged location that appeals to travellers. Surrounded by breathtaking landscapes, it is the ideal starting point for a multitude of outdoor adventures.

The Hotel Ramuntcho, a 2-star family establishment, is the perfect base for exploring the surroundings. With around twenty hikes starting directly from the hotel, nature lovers will be delighted. Among these paths, the legendary Way of Santiago de Compostela, which crosses Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, offers a unique spiritual and cultural experience, steeped in history and encounters.

Whether you are passionate about hiking or looking for an adventure, this exceptional place promises you unforgettable memories.

The old town of Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port

The old town of Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port is full of charm and historic monuments that make it a must-see. As you walk through its cobbled streets, you will be transported back in time. You can admire the imposing citadel, testimony to its military past, as well as the Porte Saint-Jacques, the former gateway for pilgrims on the Way of Santiago de Compostela. The half-timbered houses add a picturesque touch, creating an authentic and captivating atmosphere. The old town of Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port is a real treasure of history and architecture.

The Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port market

The market is an unmissable event for lovers of local and authentic products. Each week, the colorful stalls offer a variety of fresh produce, such as Basque sheep's cheese, artisan charcuterie, seasonal fruit and vegetables, and more. The lively and friendly atmosphere of the market will please your senses.

The history of the municipality

The history of Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port goes back centuries. This fortified city was a strategic point on the Way of Santiago de Compostela, welcoming pilgrims heading for Spain. Its medieval architecture and ramparts recall its defensive role. Today, Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port remains a place steeped in history.