Enjoy this Camino video of the first section of the French Way, one of the most varied and picturesque sections of the Camino de Santiago. Pilgrims on this section will pass through breathtaking countrysides and woodlands, through rolling green hills, charming villages so it’s no wonder that the French Way is the most popular of all the Camino routes.
The walled village of St Jean Pied de Port in the French Basque country is the starting point of the Camino Francés. This picturesque village, although small, is anything but lacking in energy. The general atmosphere is one of excitement as Pilgrims begin preparing themselves for the journey ahead. As many as 20,000 people set foot on their Camino journey from this point every year.
Pilgrims leave Saint Jean Pied de Port via the Roncesvalles Pass. Pilgrims are taken through woodlands over the French/Spanish border before descending into Roncesvalles. This section of the Camino famously crosses the Pyrenees and as you can see, the views are simply breathtaking.
Section one of the Camino Francés finishes up in Pamplona home to the world-famous festival of San Fermin, the running of the bulls. The festival takes place every year in July but there are many things to do and see in the city of Pamplona all year round