The fifth and last section of the Vézelay Way Camino route starts in the medieval city of Mont-de-Marsan and ends in the walled town of Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, at the foot of the Pyrenees. IIt is in St Jean where the Vézelay route joins the famous French Way, the Camino Francés.
This Camino section is relatively easy; however the end of the section will require some effort as you get closer to the Pyrenees. From the lovely medieval centre of Mont-de-Marsan, the city of three rivers, the Vezelay Camino takes pilgrims across stunning landscapes, lush fields and peaceful woodland in the Aquitaine Region. On your way, you will get the chance to admire the rich heritage of villages and towns that have been welcoming Camino pilgrims for many centuries, such as Saint-Sever and its UNESCO-listed abbey, Orthez and finally cross the St James Gate into the picturesque historic centre of Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, in the French Basque Country.