Four coaches, most with backpacks and very obviously headed for the Camino de Santiago.
After arrival follow the masses and head for the old street rue de l Citadelle
St.Jean-Pied-de-Port is in the shadow of the Atlantic-Pyrenees at the edge of the Bearn area. It is increasingly a winter sport center and has become increasingly a place where maize is grown.
Below the center of town on the river us a weir to control the flow of water past the town. Along the river are several pleasant restaurants.
At the far end of town after a hill toward toward the South is the Way toward the border only 7 km further. On this end of town there are extensive ramparts which run down to the river
On the hill above the Ville Haut on the right near the St. Jacques gateway is the Citadel which is of the 17C with views into the distance.