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. Directed by renowned master chef Firmin Arrambide and his son Philippe, this haute-cuisine address is characterized by refined interpretations of Pays Basque cooking with a focus on Pyrenean delicacies, like trout from the Nive and local wood pigeon. 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

Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Mon., 2 wks in Nov., and 2 wks in Jan.

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