Destination in northern Spain, capital of the autonomous community of Navarre, Pamplona is famous for its San Fermín festivals, the second week of July, which see spectacular bullfights in the streets, pursued by brave runners. For the occasion, thousands of participants from all over the world, dressed in white and red, flocked to the city. And these are days of conviviality and jubilation animated by bands and peñas. We feast on caldico broth, chocolate and churros as the giants and big heads march past. Every night, the sky lights up with fireworks. In addition, Pamplona is an important stopover on the unmissable Route of Santiago de Compostela. Pilgrims and tourists meet when visiting Santa Maria Cathedral (14th-15th centuries) or in front of the imposing San Nicolás church. Pamplona's tourist guide also takes you on a journey of discovery of a rich heritage, with the Town Hall, the Museum of Navarre and a host of squares and streets with magnificent palaces, chapels and monuments, not to mention the 5 km of fortified medieval walls. To get some fresh air, several remarkable sites including the Yamaguchi Park, a Japanese garden and the Arga Park with large trees, gardens, jetties, medieval bridges and old mills, nestled in the meandering river. In addition, the romantic Media Luna park with its alleys lined with tall trees, with a view and a very pleasant café terrace. Of course, you will enjoy delicious tapas.

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When to go to Pamplona?

When to go to Pamplona? Spain is one of the destinations that can be visited all year round and particularly Pamplona, an urban destination. The city experiences a peak in tourist numbers during the San Firmin festivals in the second week of July. The high tourist season extends throughout the summer. The climate is very pleasant from May to October. High season rates are also applied for Holy Week (Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday) and public holidays. It is then advisable to book your rental car and accommodation well in advance to avoid unpleasant surprises. The low season corresponds to the low months in Spain, generally from the end of October to the end of March. The mid-season includes the months of May, June, September and October. The prices are moderate and the temperature is always mild.

How to go to Pamplona? Our advice & tips

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Spain being a very popular destination for the French, many tourist tours are available. The territory being immense, we will most often favour a thematic approach: hiking tour, seaside tour, mill tour or mountain bike tour. To visit a region, allow a minimum of 15 days. City trips can also be planned over three to five days in major cities and particularly in Pamplona, the ideal base camp for visiting Navarre.

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It is very easy to go alone to Spain and especially to Pamplona, as the road, rail and air transport networks are very developed. In addition, the Spaniards are welcoming and have an easy conversation and the country enjoys a similar level of security as France. However, beware of pickpockets in tourist areas and large cities, especially Barcelona and Madrid, less so in Pamplona. Remember to book well in advance during the summer or during the holidays.

To visit Spanish cities, take advantage of a quality and cheap public transport network. On the train side, the frequency and punctuality of arrivals vary. On the bus side, Spain is better meshed than France. Several companies compete for the sky with promotions and discounts, including Vueling and Iberia. To get around Pamplona, public transport or taxis are efficient.

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When to travel?

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Weather forecast

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Budget

Spain being in the euro zone, there is no need to plan exchange rates. From a global point of view, in Spain, life is...
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Formalities

Spain and therefore Pamplona are part of the Schengen area, so you do not need a visa. An identity card or passport i...
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Health

You do not risk any health problems when going to Spain, so to Pamplona, the sanitary conditions are the same as in F...
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How to travel by yourself?

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How to get organized?

Spain being a very popular destination for the French, many tourist tours are available. The territory being immense,...
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Getting around

To visit Spanish cities, take advantage of a quality and cheap public transport network. On the train side, the frequ...
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