St Jean de Luz is a town in the Basque Country that has had its moment of glory with the royal wedding of Louis XIV and the Infanta Maria Theresa of Austria. Book now your next holidays in the Basque Country!
Seaside resort of charm, Saint-Jean-de-Luz is rich of an important cultural and historical inheritance. In the city center, you will admire beautiful buildings of the 17th and 18th century, mansions built in the 19th century, and remarkable neo-Basque villas typical of the early 20th. The “Maison Louis XIV” and the “Maison de l’Infante” can be visited: these houses are famous for having hosted respectively the French monarch and Marie-Thérèse of Austria on the occasion of their marriage. In 1660, the royal wedding was celebrated in the Saint-Jean-Baptiste church: a building whose visit will reveal you a rich furniture, magnificent galleries of carved wood, and an exceptional altarpiece of gilded wood. A discovery of the city of Saint-Jean-de-Luz also inevitably passes by a stroll along the fishing port and a stroll through the pedestrian shopping streets: in the summer, squares and alleys are animated with shows and concerts. open air, warm terraces and street painters.
The port of Saint-Jean-de-Luz and its 6 km of sandy beaches allow the practice of many water activities: diving and snorkeling, boat trips, snow sports, towed buoys and fishing trips are among the proposed activities . For families with children, swimming pool, rides, beach clubs, open jump park, mini golf and Basque games are also on the program.
As a couple or with the family, a stroll along the botanical garden along the coast promises a break with the most rejuvenating. There are many events throughout the year in Saint-Jean-de-Luz: the Andalusian festival in May, the Saint-Jean festivities in June, the tuna festival in early summer or the release of lanterns from the 15th of August. If you want to discover the basque gastronomy, the market of Saint-Jean-de-Luz is known to be one of the most beautiful of the department: you will find the hake of line caught by hand. For your evenings, restaurants, bars, and discotheques are numerous in the pedestrian center and along the coast.