Paris arrival ( day off to see the sights if you like or rest )
next day early train allows you to get to Bayonne and St Jean and have a look around should you want
thats what I have done in the past
IMHO there are more opportunities for rest days in the more interesting towns and cities on...
My standard advice for any first timer is to book Roncesvalles ( 1st night for most ) and either Zubiri or Larosoanna for the second night.
After that you should find yourself learning as you go... how far you want to walk per day... where you might end up .. will you need to reserve ??
I was doing my math at the start of the thread and came to the sums of 35 a day for 2-3 months on the Frances ( from my experience) would be minimum 60 days to 90 days @ 35€ = 2100-3100 ish
Knowing that outside the CF route or Spain, those numbers could climb sharply
It's good to try and be...