Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port tourism and travel guide

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Visit Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: The small village of Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port has a long established role on one of the important pulgrimage routes across France

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port. For detailed visitor information see the Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port travel guide.

Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port is situated in the Pyrenees-Atlantiques department and Aquitaine region (now part of the region), in the south-west of France at 72 kilometres from Pau, the department capital (general information: Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port is 690 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Cambo-les-Bains at 25 km and Espelette at 26 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port in .

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!


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Map of places to visit near Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port

Markets in and near Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port

Market days in Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port: weekly market: Monday all day;

  • Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port: market Monday all day (0km)
  • Saint-Palais: market Friday (24km)
  • Cambo-les-Bains: market Wednesday & Friday (26km)
  • Tardets-Sorholus: market Monday (31km)
  • Ustaritz: market Saturday (32km)
  • Aramits: market Sunday (41km)
  • Bayonne: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (41km)
  • Anglet: market Thursday & Sunday (42km)
  • Bidart: market Saturday (42km)
  • Navarrenx: market Wednesday (42km)

More information about Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, Aquitaine

Tourist attractions near Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port.

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de la villa Arnaga (25km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Vallée des Aldudes (17km)
  • Forêt d'Iraty (22km)
  • Gorges d'Holzarté (31km)
  • Gorges de Kakouetta (37km)
  • Gorges de Kakoetta (37km)
  • Cirque de Sainte-Engrâce (39km)
  • Cirque de Saint-Engrace (39km)
  • Gorges d'Ehujarre (40km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port

Canton: Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port

Arrondissement: Bayonne

Department: Pyrenees-Atlantiques

Region: Aquitaine

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Postcode: 64220

Distance to Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port

from Pau (prefecture): 72 km

from Paris: 690 km

from Calais: 896 km

from Nice: 689 km

from Bordeaux: 193 km

from Strasbourg: 919 km

Getting here

Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port is in the south-west of France. Most visitors fly into Biarritz airport (Bordeaux is another option). Allow at least 8 hours for the drive from the cross-channel ferries. For driving distances to Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 15 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Ahaxe-Alciette-Bascassan, Aincille, Anhaux, Ascarat, Bussunarits-Sarrasquette, Bustince-Iriberry, Caro, Irouleguy, Ispoure, Jaxu, Lacarre, Lasse, Saint-Jean-le-Vieux, Saint-Michel and Uhart-Cize.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port