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While we knew that we would be sharing with a lot of people on one floor, we were not happy that a man was put in the bed beside us in a group of four with three other girls. The staff on check in were...More
Scene for the great French epic poem, the "Chanson de Roland," a mandatory study for all French school children about Charlemagne's palladin who died there protecting the king and his army as they fled Spain to France. Roland is reportedly buried in this monastery. Rather...More
The monastery has been converted in part to accommodation and is the largest building complex in the town. There is a museum and a church monument as part of it. There is one other stone building and a pub and that's it. You stay there...More
This church bless the pilgrim that is doing the French Trail of Santiago de Compostela but I, together with some who attended the mas, had a nice tour headed by the priest inside the Monastery. It is very beautiful and I recommend this chance to...More
Interesting complex of monastery buildings on the top of the mountain, with some historical connection to Roland. There is a hotel and a hostel. The church is worth walking into, and you can go down into the old chapel underneath the current building. There is...More
You might want to consider starting your Camino in Roncesvalles, Spain. If you start here instead of pushing through the most difficult climb of the journey, you will find yourself ahead of the game with no injuries. At any rate, you will be staying here...More
Started our Camino de Santiago journey from Saint Jean...took us two days to cross the Pirenees...and what an experience it was!!!! Somehow what you think you dont have in you to do....you find a way. So after that long , difficult but gorgeous hike we...More