GCG – Day 1: Saint Jean Pied de Port

WALK: NOT TODAY
CULTURAL EXPERIENCE: VISIT SAINT JEAN DE PIED DE PORT
DINNER: SAINT JEAN PIED DE PORT
ACCOMMODATION: SAINT JEAN PIED DE PORT
You will arrive at Saint Jean Pied de Port, situated in the Basque Country at the foothills of the Pyrenees Mountains, a beautiful village that is akin to a Fairy-tale scene; cobbled narrow streets, white house’s made of stone with red wooden windows and doors, a spectacularly beautiful bridge leading you out of the village towards the Pyrenees Mountains, the start of the French Way, Camino de Santiago.
Wander the streets and soak up the charm, head off to the Pilgrims Mass in the evening. Take advantage of your hotel room to relax and have a good nights’ sleep before beginning your Camino.
We’ll meet in the evening at the Hotel foyer to share a welcome cocktail and our first gourmet dinner.

Note: in St Jean Pied de Port there are some great outdoor products shops for Pilgrims, a chance before you begin to pick up any last minute items you may have missed.