ST JAMES OF COMPOSTELA
Crossing France, the routes to Compostella converge to the Basque Country, before passing through the "Col de Roncevaux" and the Pyrenees, opening up to Spain. Lots of pilgrims start their way from the medieval village of St Jean Pied de Port.
|Biarritz is, certainly, the destination
(either by plane or train)
for the traveller to make a stop over,
at the beginning or at the end of the voyage
HOW to GET to ST JEAN PIED DE PORT
By TRAIN, First by Public Transport, BUS CHRONOPLUS, (timetable and itinaries).
Towards Bayonne Railway Station (rougly 1,50 euro/pers. Info, tel. +33-(0)22.214.171.124.52).
Take the bus from the Bus Central Station of Biarritz (behind the Townhall), Line T1.
Then, take the TRAIN, from Bayonne to St Jean Pied de Port (SNCF - Infos : Timetable).
With a BICYCLE, from Biarritz, take the picturesque roads, crossing along the villages : Arcangues, Ustaritz, Larressore, Espelette, Itxassou, Bidarray, Irouléguy, and St Jean Pied de Port.
On arrival, take the direction to the "Maison des Amis de St Jacques", in the heart of the village, for the official beginning of the pilgrimage (by the stamping of the passport). (Rue de la Citadelle, Infos, tel : +33-(0)5.59.37.05.59).