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Pilgrims Office of SJPP

Monasp

I'm a manager of pilgrims office in SJPP
Camino(s) past & future
Camino in 2008.
#1
The pilgrims Office 39 rue de la Citadelle Saint Jean Pied de Port is open every day all year long from 7:30 am to 11pm. The volunteers can give you all you need to start your "Camino" (credenciale, informations, documentation, shell......). Don't forget to go there !
 

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Iriebabel

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances April (2018)
? route TBD for April (2019)
#2
The pilgrims Office 39 rue de la Citadelle Saint Jean Pied de Port is open every day all year long from 7:30 am to 11pm. The volunteers can give you all you need to start your "Camino" (credenciale, informations, documentation, shell......). Don't forget to go there !
Thank you I am on my way ,see you next week ! :)
 

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lindigo

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Future: Camino Frances April/May [2018]
#6
The pilgrims Office 39 rue de la Citadelle Saint Jean Pied de Port is open every day all year long from 7:30 am to 11pm. The volunteers can give you all you need to start your "Camino" (credenciale, informations, documentation, shell......). Don't forget to go there !
Thank you. We are on our way in two weeks. Linda.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Future, 2018
#9
The pilgrims Office 39 rue de la Citadelle Saint Jean Pied de Port is open every day all year long from 7:30 am to 11pm. The volunteers can give you all you need to start your "Camino" (credenciale, informations, documentation, shell......). Don't forget to go there !
Thank you as well. Being novices, we’ll be there for an Easter start. Much appreciated
 

Kwwhite

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Francés April 2018 , St Jean to Compostela with 3 pre-teen grandkids.
#13
Hi @Monasp Will you posting updates on the Route Napolean?

We'll use the alternate if still closed when we get there, but it's nice to get some updates :)
Agreed! Would love updates on Napoleon Route!
 
Camino(s) past & future
Santiago
#16
The pilgrims Office 39 rue de la Citadelle Saint Jean Pied de Port is open every day all year long from 7:30 am to 11pm. The volunteers can give you all you need to start your "Camino" (credenciale, informations, documentation, shell......). Don't forget to go there !
We shall see you on the 3rd May Vicky n Caz
 

MethaV

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
2014 Camino Frances
2017 Le Puy en Velay-Cahors
2018 Cahors-SJPdP
Le Chemin Piemont Pyrénéen (2019)
#17
I love the Pilgrim's Office volunteers. What a terrific group of people!!!! :D
So true!
I plan to apply for volunteering in that office next year - working all summer this year in spite of being retired. Hope you will all come then!
 
Camino(s) past & future
booked Airplane and will start on May 16, 2018
#22
See you on May 17! How's weather? It is said that it is likely to rain and it rains around on 17, 18 of this month. My wife and I will start to walk at SJPP on in the morning of May 18. it is expected to be cloudy. Can we walk on Route de Napoleon?
 
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Camino(s) past & future
Camino frances 2013 - Camino Portugues 2014 - Camino frances 2016
#25
I love the Pilgrim's Office volunteers. What a terrific group of people!!!! :D
All the volunteers are just great. Just met a german pilgrim in muxia that was now on his way to santiago to sit a few weeks and hand out credentials.
 
Camino(s) past & future
September 2018
#26
The pilgrims Office 39 rue de la Citadelle Saint Jean Pied de Port is open every day all year long from 7:30 am to 11pm. The volunteers can give you all you need to start your "Camino" (credenciale, informations, documentation, shell......). Don't forget to go there !
I will be obtaining my passport in St Jean but can I also obtain one for a friend who will be joining me in Léon?
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (1989 and 2016), Portugues - central from Oporto (2018 - planned)
#29
I will be obtaining my passport in St Jean but can I also obtain one for a friend who will be joining me in Léon?
As @davebugg says, they are available in Léon. I got them there for my son and I at the Albergue Monasterio de Benedictinas when it became clear that the credencials we started with would fill up well before Santiago. As it turned out, two credencials each was exactly enough.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Walking the Camino Frances August 29 2018!!
#34
The pilgrims Office 39 rue de la Citadelle Saint Jean Pied de Port is open every day all year long from 7:30 am to 11pm. The volunteers can give you all you need to start your "Camino" (credenciale, informations, documentation, shell......). Don't forget to go there !
Thank you! Can't wait to be there! (August 27th). My friend and I will be there around lunch time and then we will walk to Orisson in the afternoon and spend the night there - can't wait to meet all our fellow pilgrims along the way! After years of wanting to do this, it's finally happening!
 

Kanga

Moderator
Staff member
Camino(s) past & future
Francés x 5, Le Puy x 2, Arles, Tours, Norte, Madrid, Via de la Plata.
#36
@Jzijzo no registration of any sort is required to walk the Camino. You just arrive and start walking. But if you want access to pilgrim only accommodation and/or a Compostela at the end, then you need a pilgrim passport, a “credential”, and those are obtainable from the Pilgrims Office in SJPDP. No need to notify the Pilgrim Office before, simply go there when you arrive in SJPDP. They are also a great source of information about the weather, which is important in deciding which route to take to Roncesvalles. And they also can help with accommodation.
 

Jzijzo

Quest 2019
Camino(s) past & future
June (2019)
#37
@Jzijzo no registration of any sort is required to walk the Camino. You just arrive and start walking. But if you want access to pilgrim only accommodation and/or a Compostela at the end, then you need a pilgrim passport, a “credential”, and those are obtainable from the Pilgrims Office in SJPDP. No need to notify the Pilgrim Office before, simply go there when you arrive in SJPDP. They are also a great source of information about the weather, which is important in deciding which route to take to Roncesvalles. And they also can help with accommodation.
Thank you! I'm preparing for next June!
 
Camino(s) past & future
(2017)
#38
I highly recommend stopping at the Pilgrims Office. A very nice women (who’s name I have unfortunately forgotten) gave me handouts that listed many albergues, route altitude information etc...which became invaluable when I inadvertently left my guide book at a cafe in Azofra. I had arrived on a morning bus, due to a lost baggage situation at the airport, and this angel at the office reassured me me that I had enough time to reach Roncevalles. She stamped my passport and reminded me to chose a shell from the basket- ALL while I was just twitching to get started.
What a calming influence she was...
 

Jzijzo

Quest 2019
Camino(s) past & future
June (2019)
#39
I highly recommend stopping at the Pilgrims Office. A very nice women (who’s name I have unfortunately forgotten) gave me handouts that listed many albergues, route altitude information etc...which became invaluable when I inadvertently left my guide book at a cafe in Azofra. I had arrived on a morning bus, due to a lost baggage situation at the airport, and this angel at the office reassured me me that I had enough time to reach Roncevalles. She stamped my passport and reminded me to chose a shell from the basket- ALL while I was just twitching to get started.
What a calming influence she was...
It's so good to know there is so much guidance out there. Did you do the full walk from St. Jean Pied Dr Port to Santiago Dr Compostela? In how many days?
 
Camino(s) past & future
(2017)
#40
It's so good to know there is so much guidance out there. Did you do the full walk from St. Jean Pied Dr Port to Santiago Dr Compostela? In how many days?
Yes, I did walk to Santiago in about a month. I stopped for a few days in Sarria, waiting to meet some friends, but 30-31 days is just about right, unless you run into bad weather or have medical issues- which I did not
 

Felipe

Veteran Member
#43
In 2008 I went to the pilgrim's office, then a little room in the back of the building, managed by an old lady. She was kind, talked a bit with each pilgrim, and delivered maps and leaflets. There were just four of us (it was around 10 AM, so not peak hour). The feeling was similar to the reception of any albergue.
Then, I came back two years ago, mid afternoon. I was impressed by the crowds of pilgrims (the queue started actually in the street), and how the office has become a modern, efficient operation, with a street front, capable and well organized room. The volunteers make a great job, are efficient and answer the usual questions in many languages. I profit from this thread to say thanks, again.
On the other side, I did not like the new hook scale, where you can weigh your backpack...:eek:
 

Monasp

I'm a manager of pilgrims office in SJPP
Camino(s) past & future
Camino in 2008.
#44
In 2008 I went to the pilgrim's office, then a little room in the back of the building, managed by an old lady. She was kind, talked a bit with each pilgrim, and delivered maps and leaflets. There were just four of us (it was around 10 AM, so not peak hour). The feeling was similar to the reception of any albergue.
Then, I came back two years ago, mid afternoon. I was impressed by the crowds of pilgrims (the queue started actually in the street), and how the office has become a modern, efficient operation, with a street front, capable and well organized room. The volunteers make a great job, are efficient and answer the usual questions in many languages. I profit from this thread to say thanks, again.
On the other side, I did not like the new hook scale, where you can weigh your backpack...:eek:
The room in the back of the building we use it only on winter
 

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