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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 29 June 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 16 June 2016
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41 Rue de la Citadelle, 64220 Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, France
+33 5 59 37 00 92
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Reviewed 23 May 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

1  Thank Scott W
Reviewed 9 August 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

Thank Calirose757
Reviewed 29 June 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

Thank hashihime
Reviewed 16 June 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

Thank Gulliva
Reviewed 17 February 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

Thank BiarritzTaxi
Reviewed 22 October 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

Thank southernbelle007
Reviewed 8 July 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.

Thank marj201563
Reviewed 25 June 2015

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

Thank Chris C
Reviewed 24 July 2014

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

Thank Melanosporumandme
Reviewed 28 May 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

2  Thank thinktravelCA
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