At the foot of the Pyrénées

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Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port is a village that rests at the base of a mountain chain known as Les Pyrénées. This range forms a challenging barrier between France and Spain. 

On the French side the slopes are steep and wet. On the Spanish side they are more gentle and dry. 

Our path takes us over this range by foot via the Camino francés.

Oh, and just in case you are wondering, Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port is sorta like Tennessee's Gatlinburg. Only with a deeper history and way-better coffee.

Buen caminó!


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Join Mark and Vicki for a Mediterranean experience in October, 2018. We'll be cruising aboard the luxurious Celebrity Reflection. See the link here for details. Onboard lectures will provide focus as we visit the ports of Malta, Rhodes, Santorini, and Athens among others. An optional add-on visit to Rome is possible on either end of the trip.