Tuesday, 9 February 2010


In the previous blog I recalled our visit to the Pass of Roncevalles, which Soult stormed in his bid to raise the siege of Pamplona. On the same day, 25 July 1813, he also attacked the Pass of Maya. Separated by 25 miles, these two passes in the Pyrenees commanded roads leading from France to Pamplona.

Maya is not quite so impressive as Roncevalles, but is still a lovely and impressive location. On this, our first visit, Jan and I spent an enjoyable but frustrating day trying to locate the main points of interest.

You can read about our visit at


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