Fodor's Expert Review Les Pyrénées

$$$$ St-Jean-Pied-de-Port French Fodor's Choice

A former stagecoach inn on the route to Santiago de Compostela now houses the best restaurant in the Pyrénées. Created by renowned master chef Firmin Arrambide, it is now run by his son and daughter, Philippe and Sandrine, and the haute cuisine is still characterized by refined interpretations of Pays Basque cooking with a focus on Pyrenean delicacies. For dessert, the elder Arrambide's recipe for gâteau Basque has circled the world. After dining, you can bed down in one of the inn's 14 rooms and four suites; needless to say, you'll want to invest in one of the board plans.

French Sophisticated Lunch Dinner $$$$ Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

19 pl. Charles-de-Gaulle
St-Jean-Pied-de-Port, Nouvelle-Aquitaine  64220, France

05–59–37–01–01

www.hotel-les-pyrenees.com

Known For:
  • Regional mountain cuisine
  • Famed gâteau Basque for dessert
  • Trout from the Nive and local wood pigeon
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Tues. Sept.–June, Reservations essential

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