Prison des Evêques

Opening hours

Closed

  • Monday 10:30 am - 07:00 pm
  • Tuesday 10:30 am - 07:00 pm
  • Wednesday 10:30 am - 07:00 pm
  • Thursday 10:30 am - 07:00 pm
  • Friday 10:30 am - 07:00 pm
  • Saturday 10:30 am - 07:00 pm
  • Sunday 10:30 am - 07:00 pm

Opens Sunday at 10:30 am

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Location : In the countryside

Province : Basse Navarre

Services

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    • Separated from the Laborde house (welcoming pilgrims to Saint-Jacques) by a garden, the so-called Bishop's Prison is an emblematic place of the city with a unique history.

      This current and recent appellation combines two distinct historical realities, the presence of bishops of the diocese of Bayonne during the Great Western Schism and the penitentiary vocation attested from the end of the 18th century. The monument is curious in its current state : the entrance to the pebble paving opens onto the guardhouse followed by fairly spacious and well-lit disciplinary cells.

      A cramped staircase gives access to a vast medieval underground vaulted vault whose function of warehouse of goods would seem plausible. At the moment, an original evocation, a mysterious prison to escape... in the Middle Ages with the Pilgrim of Saint-Jacques.

      PRICES : Individuals (over 14 years old) : 3 euros, groups (over 15 people) : 2 euros, Children under 14 years old : free

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Traveller Reviews Prison des Evêques

4.0 sur 5 101 reviews

  • "Well worth the cisit"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by Scott W (South Miami, Florida) on 23/05/2018

    Went here recently and enjoyed the display as well as the locale which is a historic bishop’s house and prison. You can walk down to the basement and get a real feel for the place. It was used as...

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  • "History of the Area"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by Calirose757 (Beaufort, North Carolina) on 09/08/2017

    What an interesting site. While the language in San Jean is French many ot the exhibits have signs explaing what you are seeing in several languages including English. There are three levels to...

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  • "Interesting place to visit and literally cool."

    4 / 5 Reviews posted by hashihime (Kalamazoo, Michigan) on 29/06/2017

    Despite nearly all explanations only in French, this is an interesting place to visit. The Camino pilgrimage related materials are fairly self explanatory and worth looking at. The cellar is very...

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Prison des Evêques

Address

41 rue de la Citadelle
64220 Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port

GPS coordinates

43° 9'49.99"N, 1° 14'8.76"W

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