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Saint Jean de Luz

Saint Jean de Luz

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Region: Aquitaine Dept: (64) PA Locality: Pays Basque

A beautiful seaside resort and active fishing port not far from Spain

saint jean de luz bay in st jean de luz the beach and the seafront the fishing port st jean de luz

Saint Jean de Luz is a lively and cosmopolitan town on a wide sandy bay

Saint Jean de luz, the beach

The town center of St Jean de Luz has a medieval background, with no doubt, a great deal of influence in the past from Spain and the Moors, and with this mixture of architecture, old World charm, old buildings, fishing port and narrow lanes, there is an atmosphere (like a good football match or a rugby International), an ambience, even if the town is full of tourists of all nationalities, every one gets along, especially at the time of the jazz fete in the streets.
One expects D'Artagnan, Don Quixote or Robin Hood to be sitting at the next table, as we revisit the middle ages !

Around the main square in the town center, you can find some of the best sea-food restaurants on the Cote Basque, as well as other bars and terraces from which to see and enjoy the regular musical events in the square - including a Basque Choir every Sunday morning (in the summer months).

When you wander through the lanes looking at the shop windows, you will arrive at the more commercial end of town (still quite old, but certainly not medieval) where the Thermes and Casino are located and the chic shops are located.

The principle Architecture here is typically Basque, but with a blend of Moorish and Spanish Andalusia architecture, which creates a fine balance.
Enjoy your visit!

louis XIV square basque dance Saint Jean de Luz Town Centre

© photos OT Saint Jean de Luz/Touradour

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Lodging, Thalassotherapy, Restaurants, Markets

Holiday rentals in St jean de Luz Houses and apartments for sale Hotels Self-Catering Apartments Bed and Breakfast Campsites Thalassotherapy Restaurants Markets

Entertainment, Leisure, Sightseeing

Summer Events Rhune Mountain Train Coastal trail Yacht Marina
The Petit Train de St Jean de Luz Bull Fighting Basque strongmen games Museums Places of interest Churches Disco's Casino Tourist Office Webcams

Beaches & Water Sports

Beaches Surfing Sea Kayak - Jet ski - etc... Sailing - Windsurfing Scuba diving Rafting and CanoŰ Swimming pool Boat hire/Boat trip Sea fishing/boat trip Fishing

Sporting Activities

Pelote Basque Golf Tennis Club Horse Riding Skatepark Go Karting Quad Bowling Billiard Ball trap Ice Skating Skiing

Local Transport

Biarritz Airport Bus Services Local Train Services Taxi Services Cycle Hire Scooter Hire Car hire

Situation Maps

St. Jean de Luz Town Centre St. Jean de Luz Commune (1) St. Jean de Luz Commune (2) Bay Map Ciboure Commune Map Map of Cote Basque Aquitaine Departement 64 Pays Basque Travel Routes Distance-Ometer

Other Towns Close By

Ciboure - 1 km South Guethary - 9 km North Hendaye - 9 km South