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

Welcome to Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, a true jewel located in the heart of the Basque Country. This charming city offers a privileged location that appeals to travelers. Surrounded by breathtaking scenery, 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 surrounding area. With around twenty hikes that start directly from the hotel, nature lovers will be delighted. Among these trails, the legendary Chemin de Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle, 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 in search for an adventure, this exceptional place promises you unforgettable memories.

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

The oldold town of Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port is full of charm and historical monuments that make it an unmissable place. As you stroll through its cobbled streets, you will be transported back in time. You will be able to admire the imposing citadel, testimony to its military past, as well as the Porte Saint-Jacques, ancient 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 true treasure of history and architecture.

The Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port market

The market is an unmissable meeting place for lovers of local and authentic products. Every week, the colorful stalls offer a variety of fresh products, such as Basque sheep cheeses, artisan charcuteries, seasonal fruits and vegetables, and much more. The lively and friendly atmosphere of the market will delight 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 to Santiago de Compostela, welcoming pilgrims heading towards Spain. Its medieval architecture and its ramparts recall its defensive role. Today, Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port remains a place steeped in history.