Camino Package - The French Way

Camino de Santiago, the Way of Saint James
  • Train tickets from Paris to St. Jean Pied de Port
  • Overnight stay in St. Jean Pied de Port
  • Free Camino guide with tips + Map of St. Jean Pied de Port
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  • € 130 pp
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Finding your way along the Camino to Santiago is easy with all the yellow shells and arrows pointing the way. Getting to the starting point of the French Way in St-Jean Pied de Port can be a headache, however. Our Camino package gets you where you need to be, so you can start your pilgrimage stress-free.

The train

  • First or second class train travel
  • Hi-speed TGV train (up to 320 km/h)
  • Beverages, sandwiches and snacks available onboard

How does it work?


Camino Package - The French Way
  • We book you train tickets from Paris Montparnasse to St. Jean Pied de Port and an overnight stay in a hotel close to the start of the Camino.
  • You profit from our combined package prices.
  • 1st and 2nd class Camino Packages available.
  • All travel documents are in the form of e-tickets and digital vouchers. No need to wait for them in the post!

Included / Add-ons


Included
  • Train tickets Paris Montparnasse - St. Jean Pied de Port
  • Overnight stay in St. Jean Pied de Port
  • Free Camino Guidebook with tips
  • Map of St. Jean Pied de Port with important places highlighted

Add-ons
  • Connecting train tickets to Paris from anywhere in Europe
  • Accommodation in Paris
  • Metro tickets 'Paris Visite', different validities
  • Additional overnight stays in St. Pied de Port
  • Accommodation along the Camino, for instance in a beautiful Parador
  • Connecting train tickets at the end of your journey, for instance to Porto, Madrid, Seville or Barcelona
  • Train passes, including Interrail / Eurail Global Pass and One Country Spain Pass
  • Not travelling via Paris? Please let us know, we are happy to make you an alternative offer.

Train


TGV 1st class

Comfortable seats in a spacious, quiet and open carriage.
2 seats on one side of the aisle, 1 seat on the other.
Reclining seats with plenty of legroom.
Each seat has an electric socket.
Most TGV trains offer free wifi.
Beverages and snacks available in the onboard bar.

TGV 2nd class

Comfortable seats in an open carriage.
2 seats on both sides of the aisle.
Most TGV trains offer free wifi.
Beverages and snacks available in the onboard bar.

TGV onboard catering

Each TGV has an onboard bar with high tables.
Beverages, sandwiches and snacks available onboard.

Timetable


TGV

   TGV  TGV*  TGV   TGV**
Paris Montparnasse
 07:52  10:52  12:52  15:52
Bayonne (a) 
 11:47  14:51  16:46 19:47
Bayonne (d)   12:00  15:30  17:09  20:01
St. Jean Pied de Port   13:04  16:30  18:11  21:03


*Saturday-Sunday TGV
** Friday-Saturday-Sunday TGV

All mentioned times are subject to change. Correct times can be found in the travel documents provided by us.

We recommend travelling during the week, as it is less busy. 

Train stations in Paris
Please note that Paris has several different train stations. Trains to the South-West of France leave from Paris Montparnasse station.
Trains from London, for instance, arrive at Paris Gare du Nord station. Travelling between the Parisian train stations by metro or suburban RER train is pretty straightforward. Tickets can be bought with us as well.



Hotel


Overnight stay in St. Jean Pied de Port
  • Luxurious 4-star hotels (1st class bookings)
  • Comfortable, mid-range hotels (2nd class bookings)
  • In or near the centre of St. Jean Pied de Port
  • Breakfast included (2nd class bookings)
  • Dinner (3 courses) and breakfast included (1st class bookings)
  • You will be sure to have a bed for the night and will be well rested for when you start your Camino

Prices


                                                                                                 Booking date (days in advance)

   >179 days  90 - 179 days  30 - 89 days  <30 days
TGV (2nd class) + Double room (3-star hotel)   €130  €140  €170  €210
TGV (2nd class) + Single room (3-star hotel)   €145  €155   €185  €225
TGV (1st class) + Double room (4-star hotel)  €205  €225  €255  €324
TGV (1st class) +  Single room (4-star hotel)  €260  €280  €310  €379

Prices per person.
Prices include TGV ticket(s) + hotel + booking fee.

All prices include breakfast. The 1st class + 4-star hotel packages come with a 3-course meal as well.

Prices depend on the moment of booking. Booking well in advance is recommended.

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Prices include TGV ticket(s) + hotel + booking fee.


Hotel
The first class package comes with a 4-star hotel (3-course dinner and breakfast included), whereas the second class package comes with a 3-star hotel (breakfast included).

Extras

Extras

Interrail / Eurail One Country Spain Pass

Planning to travel by train during or after your Camino? The One Country Spain Pass allows for unlimited train travel, and is ideal for both short and long distance train trips.
Passes have different validities, prices start from €148 for 3 travel days.

Please note that pass holders do need to make compulsory seat reservations on high-speed trains in Spain. These reservations can be made at the train station or beforehand with us. 

The Interrail One Country Spain Pass is for EU-residents, the Eurail One Country Spain Pass for non EU-residents. Prices are exactly the same.

Interrail / Eurail Spain Pass

Hotel Paris

Want to spend some time in the beautiful French capital Paris before heading down to St. Jean Pied de Port to start your Camino?
Add one (or more) nights to your booking.

Please indicate your preferences regarding your overnight stay in the City of Lights (if you have any).

Hotel Paris

Parador overnight stay

A Parador is a luxurious state-run hotel in Spain. Sometimes the Paradores are specifically built as hotels. More often though, stunning old buildings are transformed into Paradores to accommodate tourists and keep the cultural heritage alive. Numerous castles, monasteries and haciendas have been turned into a Parador in recent years.

Along the Camino you could stay at one of the following Paradores:

-Santo Domingo de la Calzada: a 12th Century former pilgrim hospital situatied right next to the cathedral.
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Leon: the 16th century San Marcos monastery with regal halls, spacious rooms, a library and a restaurant which in the main part offers an impeccable traditional gastronomy with touches of signature cuisine.
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Santiago de Compostela: considered to be the oldest hotel in the world, the Hostal dos Reis Católicos is located on the Plaza do Obradoiro, right next to the cathedral, and offers the exquisite pampering you deserve after your long journey.
-Paradores in other parts of Spain can be booked through us as well.

Prices vary according to season and availability.

Parador overnight stay

Interrail / Eurail Global Pass

Planning to travel by train before, during or after your Camino? The Global Pass allows for unlimited train travel, and is ideal for both short and long distance train trips.
Passes have different validities, prices start from €168 for 3 travel days.

Please note that pass holders do need to make compulsory reservations on high-speed, long-distance and night trains in some European countries, including France, Spain and Portugal. These reservations can be made at the train station or beforehand with us. 

The Interrail Global Pass is for EU-residents, the Eurail Global Pass for non EU-residents. Prices are exactly the same.

Interrail / Eurail Spain Pass

Connecting tickets to Paris

Would you like to travel by train to Paris as well? You can add train tickets from anywhere in Europe to Paris to your booking.

Please let us know where you wish to start your journey from and what train class you wish to book and we will send you an offer.

Connecting tickets to Paris

Connecting tickets after Camino

You have finished the Camino successfully and wish to travel by train to your next destination? You could add train tickets to any destination in Europe.
Popular destinations from Santiago de Compostela include: Porto, Lisbon, A Coruna, Oviedo, Llanes, Santander, Madrid, Seville and Barcelona.

Please let us know where you wish to travel to and what train class you wish to book and we will send you an offer.

Our beautiful Northern Spain Rail Tour (in reverse) can be well combined with your Camino.

Connecting tickets after Camino

Hotel during Camino

Planning some days of rest or a side trip during your Camino? Book an overnight stay in a comfortable hotel along the Way of Saint James, and enjoy a well-deserved break.

Please indicate where you wish to spend the night (or more) and what class of hotel you are after, we are happy to send you an offer.

Hotel during Camino