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Notre Dame du Bout du Pont Church

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    2 Rue de la Citadelle, Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, France
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    Gothic Church


It is, after Bayonne Cathedral, the most important Gothic building in the French Basque Country. Tradition attributes its construction to the King of Navarre, Sancho the Strong, in commemoration of the victory of Las Navas de Tolosa in 1212. Some stones are carved with stonemasons’ marks. The pink sandstone façade of Arradoy is decorated with a Gothic portal with columns from the 14th century.

The church has a rich history dating back to the Middle Ages. It is believed to have been built in the 13th century, and its architecture reflects the Gothic style of this age. The church is located in a strategic location, near the medieval bridge that crosses the Nive River. This bridge was a crucial part of the pilgrimage route and served as a starting point for pilgrims heading towards Spain.

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