The essential of Basque Country

Vauban Citadel

A wonderful example of Vauban’s defensive system design, the Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port citadel reveals its underground fortifications, walls and drawbridges over the course of a fascinating tour led by local guides.


Chemin de la Citadelle
64220 Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port


Opening hours: 

From July 12 to August 16 : guided tour on monday at 3.00pm and on wednesday at 11.00am and 3.00pm.
Closed out of season

By reservation only at the St-Jean-Pied-de-Port Tourist Office.



Visit of the Vauban Citadel

Guided tour by reservation only at the St-Jean-Pied-de-PortTourist Office.

Free under 14 years old.

Thematic of the place

Heritage site / Guided tour

Public price
Adulte : €3.00
Enfant : Free
Price with the pass
Adulte : Free
Enfant : Free