Saturday 1st - Sunday 2nd August
Bonjour Tout Le Monde!
On our very first morning in France we woke up with our heads literally in the clouds! The Pyrenees were shrouded in mist as we set out down the mountain to our first stop at an aire in Saint Jean Pied de Port. Costing just €9 for 24 hours we parked up, plugged in and headed in to the town to explore the ancient streets.
Translated, Pied de Port means "Foot of the Pass". And Saint Jean Pied de Port is a popular starting point for the French Way Camino Francés, which weaves through the Pyrenees across northern Spain to shrine of the apostle Saint James the Great in the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia. Although the town itself was a little busy, we had a lovely couple of hours wandering through the medieval streets, soaking up the atmosphere of modern day pilgrims on their own personal journeys.
When we returned to the van a Fanta Orange incident saw Steve and Harry head off to find a launderette, while I cleaned the van and Eddie and George played table tennis at the table next to our pitch!
What a perfect stop in an incredible location!
Aire: Fronton de Saint Jean Pied de Port