Photography · Travel

Stop Number Three: A Rainy Morning in Saint Jean Pied de Port

img_9358-2
A foggy morning on the Pont d’Eyheraberry

Saint Jean Pied de Port is the traditional starting point for the Camino Frances. My grandma lives just 35 minutes away so I’ve been there many times before, but always during the summer when the town is bursting with pilgrims, market-goers, and other tourists.

We visited the town on Christmas Eve on a rainy, foggy morning and it was pretty close to a ghost town. That didn’t stop us from enjoying a stroll along the cobblestoned streets of Rue de la Citadelle past the shops and restaurants (which were mostly closed up) all the way to the Mendiguren Citadel.

While it was definitely slick and somewhat dangerous getting up there in the rain (I was cursing my shoe choice, as always) the citadel offered a fantastic view of the town and surrounding countryside.

img_3431
Basically, the only people we saw the entire morning
img_0311
View from the top of the Mendiguren Citadel
img_4011
The citadel is now home to a school and sadly, is not open to the public
Advertisements

9 thoughts on “Stop Number Three: A Rainy Morning in Saint Jean Pied de Port

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s