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Interesting place to visit and literally cool.

Despite nearly all explanations only in French, this is an interesting place to visit. The Camino... read more

Reviewed June 29, 2017
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Interesting display about the pilgrims on the Camino in an interesting building

If you like the feel of old buildings, this one is interesting, if not very big, with a huge... read more

Reviewed June 16, 2016
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May 23, 2018
“Well worth the cisit”
Aug 9, 2017
“History of the Area”
41 Rue de la Citadelle, 64220 Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, France
+33 5 59 37 00 92
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Reviewed May 23, 2018 via mobile

Went here recently and enjoyed the display as well as the locale which is a historic bishop’s house and prison. You can walk down to the basement and get a real feel for the place. It was used as a prison and was also a...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Scott W
Reviewed August 9, 2017

What an interesting site. While the language in San Jean is French many ot the exhibits have signs explaing what you are seeing in several languages including English. There are three levels to explore. Most of the museum has to do with the history of...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Calirose757
Reviewed June 29, 2017

Despite nearly all explanations only in French, this is an interesting place to visit. The Camino pilgrimage related materials are fairly self explanatory and worth looking at. The cellar is very cool in temperature and a nice place to poke around in a hot afternoon....More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank hashihime
Reviewed June 16, 2016

If you like the feel of old buildings, this one is interesting, if not very big, with a huge cellar. Some information in English. The display describing the background to the pilgrims and their stories was well done, but no English

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Gulliva
Reviewed February 17, 2016

Summer temperatures away from the coast can easily reach the high 30s on a regular basis so if you are in Saint Jean Pied de Port with some time to kill a visit to the prison is a nice idea. Be warned that all information...More

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank BiarritzTaxi
Reviewed October 22, 2015

I have mixed feeling about this attraction. The memorabilia was very interesting. I enjoyed viewing all of it, but since my husband decided not to visit the museum I was a little rushed. The explanations are written in French. Since I am able to read...More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank southernbelle007
Reviewed July 8, 2015

This helps one see what it was like for the pilgrim's in the middle ages. As I remember, signs were not in English, which would have helped.

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank marj201563
Reviewed June 25, 2015

Dark and dingy with a narrow descending stone stairway, this tiny little prison has some curiosity value, but not much.

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Chris C
Reviewed July 24, 2014

In the middle of the main street, this little museum provides a little local history. A pleasant 30 minute break for €3.

Date of experience: July 2014
Thank Melanosporumandme
Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is a great exhibit and would be an easy way to learn a lot about the Camino and the Pilgrims. Unfortunately, the exhibits are labeled only in French. The English guide we were given was meaningless. The admittance person said nothing to indicate that...More

Date of experience: May 2014
2  Thank thinktravelCA
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