Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port Off The Beaten Path

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    Take a walk in the countryside

    by mikey_e Written Jan 3, 2009
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    Unfortunately, my leg was bothering me badly when I visited Donebane Garazi, and I wasn't able to wandering about in the areas surrounding the town. It wasn't for lack of desire that I didn't hike a bit - the green hills and fields just call for you to take an hour or two to explore the valleys and paths. The countryside is absolutely spectacular, and desire more than a bit of your attention if you're up to hiking.

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    Route d'Uhart

    by mikey_e Written Jan 3, 2009
    Monument �� Charles Floquet
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    I couldn't find the official name of this square, but it is pretty easy to find, as it is where the Route d'Uhart (a large street) meets the Rue d'Uhart (a small street branching off from the Rue d'Espagne). It has an interesting monument to a French politician, Charles Floquet. Actually, the monument is interesting because it is entirely in Basque and not French. Floquet was an ardent Republican, once demanding that the former royal families be banished from France and making a name for himself by crying out "Vive la Pologne libre, Monsieur" during a visit by the Russian Tsar to Paris. He was born in 1828 in Donebane Garazi, but died in 1896 in Paris.

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