Paradores on the French Way of Saint James

The Way of Saint James has to be done sometime in your life. There are different routes that lead you to Santiago de Compostela’s Cathedral, where Saint James’ tomb is located.  The most frequented one is the one known as the French Way of Saint James. It is the way of the medieval sites and it is famous for its historic importance. This route goes from Saint Jeam Pied de Port to Santiago, and we have some of our hotels on that way too. Do you want to go on a tour around them? They are the Paradores de: Bielsa, Sos del Rey Católico, Olite, Calahorra, Santo Domingo de la Calzada, Lerma, León, Villafranca del Bierzo, Monforte de Lemos and Santiago de Compostela.

Parador de Bielsa

The Parador de Bielsa is located in Huesca, in the region of the Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park. It is one of the most beautiful natural landscapes in the Aragonese Pyrenees, as well as one of the best places to get started with the Way of Saint James. Your mind will be so clear and so you will feel ready for your trip on the Way of Saint James.

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Parador de Bielsa

Parador de Bielsa

Parador de Sos del Rey Católico

This Parador is placed only 10 kilometres far from Sangüesa, a village where so many pilgrims stop by on the way. Both, the village and the Parador de Sos del Rey Católico can be described as monumental, historic and artistic places. The medieval spirit is everywhere. You will love it.

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Parador de Sos del Rey Católico

Parador de Sos del Rey Católico

Parador de Olite

The Parador de Olite is located a bit diverted from the way, but still on the region. 40 kilometres far from it in Navarra there is Puente La Rana, other of the villages on the way. If you want to relax during the trip, you can stay at the Palace-Castle of the Parador de Olite, where medieval festivities, good wine and better cuisine can be enjoyed!

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Parador de Olite

Parador de Olite

Parador de Calahorra

In the region of the Cidacos Valley, still in La Rioja, we have the beautiful village of Calahorra. You can visit this historic place that is located around 40 kilometres far from Logroño, one of the must stops on the way. Its historic centre will let you discover more about Spanish history. Staying at the Parador de Calahorra will be part of the charm of it!

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Parador de Calahorra

Parador de Calahorra

Parador de Santo Domingo de la Calzada

Everyone stops by Santo Domingo de la Calzada on the French Way of Saint James as it historically belonged to it. Right there we have our Parador de Santo Domingo de la Calzada. This building is an old hospital from the XII century that was used to host and help the pilgrims on the way. The hotel is located next to the Cathedral, and this will be the last stop on the way belonging to the region of La Rioja.

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Parador de Santo Domingo de la Calzada

Parador de Santo Domingo de la Calzada

Parador de Lerma

The city of Burgos is one of the most important spots on the Way of Saint James. Its Cathedral is one of the most important ones in Spain regarding to history, architecture and religion. Just 40 kilometres away, you can choose to relax and enjoy a tranquil time at the Parador de Lerma, located in what was a Ducal Palace in this charming medieval village already placed on a new stage of the Way of St. James. In Lerma, you can visit the monastery of Santo Domingo de Silos, such an emblematic building for pilgrims. What do you think?

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Parador de Lerma

Parador de Lerma

Parador de León

Little by little, we are getting closer to the final destination. The Hostal de San Marcos is a building from the XVI century considered a live museum. It used to be a pilgrims residency in the Middle Ages and now it is our Parador de León. You will recover your strength and rest at this historic hotel where you will be able to try the best traditional cuisine. If you wish, you can also make a trip to Astorga, a must stop on the Way of Saint James: its Cathedral and the Episcopal Palace are two of the most emblematic buildings there.

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Parador de León

Parador de León

Parador de Villafranca del Bierzo

Right before entering Galicia we get to Villafranca del Bierzo, still in the province of León. Everything you may imagine will be enjoyed here: convents, churches, mounts, nature and the village itself. The whole region of El Bierzo can be proud because of its beauty, charm and, of course, its gastronomy. Our Parador de Villafranca del Bierzo will allow you to make the best of your stay in the village. Do not forget to visit the Iglesia de Santiago and recover yourself so as to face with strength and will the next stages of the Way of Saint James.

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Parador de Villafranca del Bierzo

Parador de Villafranca del Bierzo

Parador de Monforte de Lemos

Already in Galicia, we find the village of Monforte de Lemos, located 50 kilometres away from Ferreiros and 30 kilometres away from Sarria, which are emblematic spots on the French Way of Saint James. Our Parador de Monforte de Lemos is placed inside the Sab Vicente do Pino Monumental complex, such an interesting place to stop by: the Torre del Homenaje, the Monastery and the Palace of the Condes de Lemos, where the hotel is located.  where the hotel is located. You shouldn’t miss the convent of the Clarisos either. Monforte is also an alternative village on the winter Way of Saint James and people like it because of its historic heritage.

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Parador de Monforte de Lemos

Parador de Monforte de Lemos

Parador de Santiago de Compostela

The final destination, as it is well known, is the city of Santiago de Compostela. Devotion, culture, passion and satisfaction meet here at the final spot. The majesty of the Cathedral enhances the feeling of grace and succeed of everyone who gets there after the Way of Saint James. Our Parador de Santiago de Compostela, also known as the Hostal dos Reis Católicos, couldn’t have a better location: it is places right next to the Cathedral in the Plaza do Obradoiro. It is a unique and exclusive hotel where history, art and tradition meet for you to enjoy a wonderful stay after a long way.

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Parador de Santiago de Compostela

Parador de Santiago de Compostela

Get ready for the trip, prepare everything you may need and enjoy culture, pilgrimage, history and a wide variety of landscapes on the way and cross out of your bucket list the fact of doing the Way of Saint James!