R1 – Day 1: St 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, with a spectacularly beautiful bridge leading you out of the village towards the Pyrenees Mountains, the start of the French Way, Camino de Santiago, the start of your Pilgrimage.
Wander the streets and soak up the charm, try some local cuisine, then head off to the Pilgrims Mass in the evening, a great way to connect with other Pilgrims and mark the start of your journey. Take advantage of your hotel room to relax and have a good nights’ sleep before beginning your Camino.

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