A beautiful seaside resort and active fishing port not far from the Spanish border, Saint Jean de Luz is a lively and cosmopolitan town.
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
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!
Accommodation and Restaurants
|Hotels||Holiday Rentals||Estate Agents|
|Self-Catering Apartments||Bed and Breakfast||Camping|
Sites and Events
|Bull Fighting||Churches||Summer Events||Museums|
|Pelote Basque||Places of interest||Shopping/Markets||Tourist Office|
Sports and Leisure
|Ball Trap||Beaches||Boat Hire||Canoe & Rafting|
|Casino||Discotheques||Diving School||Horse Riding|
|Fishing||Go Karting||Golf||4 x 4 Hire|
|Marinas||Sailing Clubs||Sea Fishing boats||Sea Kayak|
|Surf Shops||Tennis Club||Thalassotherapy||Water Skiing - Jet ski|
|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|
|Biarritz Airport||Bus Services||Local Train Services||Taxi Services|
|Cycle Hire||Scooter Hire||The Petit Train de Ville||Car hire|
Other Towns Close By
|Ciboure - 1 km South||Guethary - 9 km North||Hendaye - 9 km South|