This name is of recent origin and results from a "historical collage" mixing a medieval fact (the presence of the Bisops in St. Jean Pied de Port during the great Schism between the end of the 14th century and the beginning of the 15th) and a modern historical reality (its use as a prison in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries). Visit the underground room, guardroom, cells. Permanent exhibition : Historical research into the the paths of St. James in the Middle Ages. Temporary exhibitions, art, photos, traditional costumes in the Basque Country.


Practical information

  • LanguagesFrench
  • AnimalsAnimals welcome



Method of paymentCheques and postal orders, Cash

Basic price - full adult price : 4€

Free of charge

Group price : 3€



Complementary informations

Informazio osagarria

  • Classification : Registered and listed sites
  • Visiting conditions : Unaccompanied tours
  • Lenght of the visit : Individual visit : 30 min, Collective visit : 30 min
  • Activities : Temporary exhibitions
  • Groups : Accepted, Min : 15 Ppl, Max : 50 Ppl



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