Also known as El Camino de Santiago, the Way of St. James is an ancient pilgrimage route from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port in France to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. It typically takes around four weeks to hike and has been added to the UNESCO World Heritage list for its cultural significance.
Trek along the classic French Way beginning in Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port or begin your pilgrimage in Tours, Vezelay or Le Puy-en-Velay. An additional route originates in Arles and follows what’s known as the Aragonese Way before joining the French Way at Puente la Reina.
Discover the storied history of the Way of St. James, which served as an ancient Roman trade route before being traversed by pilgrims during the medieval period. Pick up a pilgrim’s passport to collect stamps of each town along the way, then be rewarded with a Compostela certificate on arrival in Santiago de Compostela.
Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port is around one hour’s drive from Bayonne and is connected by regular trains to the Gare de Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port. It’s three hours’ drive from Toulouse and Toulouse-Blagnac Airport.